Friday, May 8, 2015

Hair Transplant: Procedure, Technique, Risk and Cost


Hair transplantation is evolving cosmetic surgery and its techniques are regularly improved. The follicular unit grafts technique is new which took it into new height. Success of hair transplant have encouraged more men and women to opt it.
In this surgery, hair from part of body known as donor part moved to balding part known as recipient part. It is less invasive procedure mainly used to treat male baldness. It is also used to restore eyelashes, beard hair ,eyebrows, pubic hair, chest hair etc.

Latest and effective technique is Follicular unit transplantation (FUT). Hair grows in group of 1-4 naturally. FUT is used to harvest 1-4 group of follicular units. Methods used to harvest hair is strip harvesting, and follicular unit extraction (FUE).

  • Hair Transplant Surgeon Cleans the scalp.
  • Anesthesia is injected to part where follicular units will be removed. 
  • Harvest Hair follicular unit
  • Surgeon will divide this group of follicular unit into individual hair or few hair 
  • After preparation of hair scalp, surgeon will clean the scalp where it should be transplanted.
  • Anesthesia is injected to part
  • Hole will be made using needle and places the hair
Post surgery conditions
  • There may be need to take pain medications
  • Patient may need to wear surgical dressing over the scalp for one or two days if done for areas in head.
  • Antibiotics needs to taken for several days.
  • Patient can get back to normal life after 3-5 days.
  • Within few weeks transplanted hair will fall out. But it re grow in 2-3 months.
Risk and Cost
Cost will depend on amount of hair transplanted. The surgery is not covered by insurance.
Some of the risk are:
  • Temporary Hair Thinning will be occurred. 
  • It is common to see bald patches.
  • Hair follicles infection.
  • Scarring.
Specialists Cosmetic Centre is best hair transplant center which uses latest techniques.