Hair Transplant is a cosmetic procedure that moves healthy hairs to areas of the scalp affected by baldness. A full head of hair may not be possible, but this treatment can improve the appearance and increase self-confidence.
Surgical hair transplants are generally safe when performed by an experienced surgeon. However, there are risks of complications like bleeding or infection. It is important to talk to your doctor about these issues before you have a Hair Transplant.
The surgical hair transplant procedure involves removing healthy hair follicles from the back and sides of your scalp, the “donor” area, to replace bald or thinning areas of your scalp. Hair transplant surgeons make tiny cuts in the bald or thinning areas to place the grafts. During a single treatment session, a surgeon may transfer hundreds or even thousands of healthy follicles to the affected areas.
A few weeks after surgery, the transplanted hairs will often shed, but new growth will begin shortly afterwards and should continue to grow normally for a lifetime. It is important to follow your doctor’s instructions for care of your scalp and hair grafts after surgery, including any special spray that you may be given.
Today, there are two primary ways that doctors harvest donor hair for the bald or thinning areas of your head: strip excision harvesting and follicular unit extraction (FUE). The former technique requires larger incisions in the skin. The latter, on the other hand, involves using a tiny tool to remove individual follicles from the scalp, resulting in less swelling and a faster recovery.