There are hundreds and thousands of men & women across the world who struggle with the issue of hair loss. It is really heartening to see your hairs falling off on a daily basis. Hairless patches, low volume, dull and rough hairs are some common issue related to your tresses. The modern science has devised modern ways to tackle every single problem be it launching a missile or rebuilding hairs! Hair transplant procedure is the new ray of hope for those who don’t want to lose their youth simply because of their lost hairs.
As per reports, in 2014, approximately 397,048 hair restoration procedures took place worldwide. A whopping 84.7% hair procedures were performed on men as compared to women which were only 15.3%. The data clearly depicts the increasing demand of hair transplant procedures across the globe. However, before going for hair transplant, there are certain facts and after effects that should be known beforehand to prepare yourself for the procedure and to get the maximum results. Here are some FAQs that will unveil the entire hair transplant procedure-
Q.What is a hair transplant?
A. Hair transplant is the procedure of growing hairs by using already existing hairs and placing them on the hairless area on your head to cover bald patches. This procedure is completed in 1-2 sessions. Each session is of 6-8 hours and creates a natural look of your mane. In the procedure, the scalp is made numb using medicine. The hair follicles that are resistant to baldness are taken from the back of the hair. These are then transplanted on the hairless patches. With time, these will grow and fill up the area.
Depending upon the quality, texture, color and size of the hair, transplant can be of 2 types- Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
Q. Will my hairs looks natural?
A. Since, the procedure includes the redistribution of natural hairs, they will definitely look natural after the procedure. Although, there will not be any new hairs but an illusion is created as a cover up which reflects more hair than earlier.
Q. When will my hair starts growing?
A. After the procedure, it’ll take almost 3-5 months for hairs to grow. After almost 90 days, the actual difference can be seen.
Q. Is the procedure painful?
A. The transplant is done after giving local anesthesia to the patients so that they do not experience pain. Some patients have reported slight pain after the procedure which is not a serious issue. However, in case of unbearable pain, pain relievers can be taken after consulting the doctor.
Q. Are there any side effects?
A. No side effects have been reported till now. Although, patients may experience swelling on their face for some time which will diminish within few hours. In case of people with sensitive skin, infection, scarring or cyst might develop. Therefore, always consult a renowned doctor for the treatment.
Q. What is the cost of the hair transplant procedure?
A. Although, the procedure is a bit expensive, the benefits and results make it worth spending the money. If we talk about after care in terms of medicines, shampoos or conditioners required, there is no after cost involved. With amazing hairs and great look, we are sure you will not regret spending some money.
Q. What is the recovery time?
A. Since, the hair transplant procedure involves minute incisions, the pain experience is very less and the recovery time is also very fast. Generally, the patient can recover within two days. However, numbness and soreness can be expected for some days.
Q. Are there any precautions that should be taken before the transplant?
A. It will be great if the person can maintain some hair growth at the back of the head from where the hairs will be taken for grafting. Certain medicines, vitamin E tablets, alcohol consumption should be avoided. Wash your hairs in the morning, wear comfortable clothing and avoid wearing a cap.