Today both men and women often face with hair loss problem. The most permanent solution to hair loss problem that is caused either by old age, external factors, or genetic or hormonal reasons is hair transplantation. If you think that you do not know enough about this procedure, don’t worry because we have listed 5 things you need to know about the topic. Here are 5 things you need to know about hair transplantation:
Both Women and Men Can Have It Done
Hair transplantation can be performed on any adult, whether men and women, who experience hair loss. People that do not have any skin condition on the area of transplantation, and have enough thick hair on the area from where the follicles will be taken can have hair transplantation done. Hair transplantation is not recommended only for those with cardiovascular diseases, coagulation problems such hemophilia, or serious diseases such as uncontrolled diabetes.
The Ideal Hair Transplantation Method is FUE
Currently the most preferred method for transplantation is FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). In FUE method, follicles that are resistant to loss are individually extracted, generally from the nape area, and transferred to the area of loss. In this procedure 1000 – 4000 grafts (the structure containing the follicles) can be extracted and transplanted in a single session. Since the procedure is performed with micro motors, the scalp will not be harmed. In some cases, follicles extracted from other parts of the body can also be used for transplantation; however such follicles are not preferred for the first transplantation since they might change direction and not grow like hair.
Lasts for About 4 – 6 Hours
Duration of a session varies depending on the number of grafts transferred. Considering the ability to extract and transplant an average of 3 – 4 thousand grafts, the procedure takes about 4 – 6 hours. The duration might be shorter or longer based on the various methods used.
No Pain or Ache Felt
Since the areas where hair will be extracted and transplanted will be anesthetized with local anesthetics, no pain or ache is felt during operation. If follicles are extracted from another part of the body, local anesthesia can be applied to that area, or general anesthesia can be considered as an option.
Permanent Hair Grows in About 6 Months
Following transplantation, the first hair grows slowly after 3 – 4 months. The greatest difference is seen 6 months later. Satisfying results of hair transplantation will be achieved at the end of 1 year. Hair reaches its natural appearance after a year.
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