What is Hair Transplantation (Implant)?
When to Implement?
Hair transplantation can be done on those individuals who suffer hair loss and have sufficient hair follicles on his/her scalp. Hair loss can be triggered by numerous factors such as genetics, hormonal changes, burns, diseases and stress, etc.
Medically, it can be applied in situations such as androgenetic alopecia (male type hair loss), traumatic hair loss, hair loss caused by physical damage, and hereditary hair loss. For this condition requiring a surgical procedure, your doctor should evaluate your personal situation and expectations. If the cause of your hair loss is a disease or hormonal change, these conditions should initially be treated to proceed further in the most appropriate time for the necessary operation.
What are Required for the Treatment?
The problem of hair loss comes first among other conditions requiring hair implant. This procedure is the first-line intervention that comes to mind in persons having hair loss problems. On the other hand, it should be checked if there is any sign of spots lacking sufficient amount of hair follicles. It is performed to fill up the areas with hair follicles missing on the scalp.
Another requirement for the procedure is the suitability of the general health condition. A healthy general condition is required for transplantation, and some diseases (such as thrombophlebitis) may not be permit the transplantation.
Lastly, realistic expectations are also important. Although the transplantation process does not completely prevent hair loss, it may well reduce the hair loss in some extent and improve the appearance in aesthetical terms. People should have realistic post-surgery expectations.
What are the Pro of Hair Transplant?
Which Methods are Used in Hair Implant?
How is Post-Treatment Care Performed?
Post-treatment care helps to improve both the results of hair transplantation and the growth of healthier and stronger hair follicles. First of all, it is important to keep the transplant area clean. It helps prevent infection or other problems in the wake of the transplantation. The transplant site should be cleaned daily or treated as instructed your doctor. In addition, the bandages around the transplantation area ensure protection and help healing the transplantation area. In some cases, aspirin may be recommended. Aspirin can be used to prevent blood clotting and relieve pain after the transplantation.
Post-op care procedure is important, also. The conditions such as that your hair is exposed to water or sunlight for a long time, and use of hair dryer can cause damage to hair follicles. Therefore, you need to follow your doctor’s recommendations for hair care.