Hair transplant is one of the best treatments for hair loss and to cover the bald spots permanently undergoing the treatment is one of the best ways to encounter the issue of excessive hair fall for both men and women.
Types of Hair transplant
During the treatment, the surgeon will remove the hair follicles from the back of the scalp and then transplant them to the bald area. Well, there are 2 methods in which the experienced and skilled surgeon will choose to transplant the grafts. The most common and effective types of hair restoration include:
- Follicular unit transplantation (FUT)
The surgeon will remove a strip of skin from the donor area and close them with the stitches. Following that, the microscope is used to separate the donor skin into tiny follicular units which contain one or more hair follicles and then insert them to the problematic area.
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The surgeon will use a punch tool to remove the hair follicles individually from the back of the scalp and then insert them into the problematic area. This procedure will leave tiny dot scars that are not visible with the naked eye and there is no need for stitches.
Both techniques are effective in their way. But, yes make sure to choose the best surgeon who has all the required skills and to transplant the grafts with precision. The hair grafts are taken from the back of the scalp because the hair is not affected by DHT which can result in hair loss. It means once the hair follicles are transplanted to the problematic site they will grow there for a lifetime and the regrowth of hair will look natural.
What is the success rate?
As we have said, both the procedures are very effective which means they will continue to grow for a lifetime. The success rate will depend on choosing the experienced surgeon and how well the patient follows the surgeon’s guideline before & after the treatment.
The patient can see the initial hair growth within 3 months and after that, the desired hair growth will take around 8 to 12 months.
Possible side effects
Undergoing the treatment from the qualified surgeon will limit the side effects but yes some of them are part of the process and considered normal which includes:
- Following the surgery, the patient can feel pain because of the trauma the body has gone through. The pain will go away within a few days. The doctor will give medications to lessen the pain.
- After the surgery, the patient feels swelling which will subside within a few weeks. To reduce it. You can apply ice on the forehead.