Hair Transplant comes with a hope to number of hair loss bearers that they can get back their natural look.Baldness is a result of excessive hair shedding that might occurred due to any medical illness or accident as well.With latest advancements in medical science and technologies, it is today possible to rejuvenate the natural look with hair transplantation.
Hair transplant is simply a surgical but less invasive technique of transplanting the hairs follicles or grafts from donor area to the bald area, also known as the recipient area. There are certain protocols that if followed one can obtain permanent natural looking results that will stay for lifelong. Before getting into the hair transplant one should take a complete consultation with the hair expert or the surgeon directly to discuss the complete medical history and try to find the root cause of the hair loss and also finding if he/ she is the good candidate for hair transplant surgery or not?
FUE Hair Transplant is good for the patients who wish to carry short hairs. A scar can make it obvious that one had undergone a surgery but with FUE one can avoid any visible scar on the head that can develop after the surgery due to the type of the procedure.
Hair transplant can be done using either of 2 technique (FUT or FUE).
In FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction, the individual hair follicles or grafts (1 graft ~=2.2 hair) extracted from the permanent hair bearing area known as donor area usually the back or sides of the scalp and transplanted the same to the bald area where hair loss occurred usually the front and the crown area. The beauty of this method is that there will be no visible scar on the head after the surgery as the surgeon made very small sized holes in the recipient area that will heal within few days after the surgery and hence leaving no scar on the head. That is why FUE is the choice of today for doing the hair transplant.
Let’s discuss the procedure or major steps involve in doing the FUE Hair Transplant:
- Hair line designing before surgery
This includes marking the area where hair transplant needs to be done. Hairline designing is done depending upon the age and the face of the patient and unnecessary low lying hairline is avoided.
- Final counseling & other formalities before entering to the OT room
On the day of surgery, the patient is told about the complete procedure and after designing final hairline the surgeon may clicks some photographs after taking concern from the patient. Required medicines are given to the patient for a comfortable journey.
- In OT room
Before entering in OT room, the patient asked to change his clothes and wear the OT dress provided by the clinic. After monitoring the vitals of the patients, the surgeon gives local anesthesia to the scalp to make it numb to make the whole procedure pain free and more comfortable. The patient can relax by watching TV, listening to music while the procedure is going on.
- Process of extraction and placement of grafts
The surgeon makes the small slits in the recipient area with the utmost care in order to gives it a natural look. This is one of the important steps because this will decide the angulation and direction of the transplanted follicle. After this, the individual hair follicles extracted from the donor area using micro punches which than inspected carefully and transplanted into the bald area where the slits have been made.
- Final checking and bandaging
After the process is complete, final checking of the grafts is done to ensure the proper placement of the grafts, the surgeon than places the antiseptic bandage on the scalp which is removed on the next day during the first head wash. It is advised to get your first head wash done after the surgery in the clinic only.
The patient will be given post-operative instructions in a written form by the surgeon. Following these instructions one can help himself to take care of the donor and recipient area after the surgery and obtain good results that will stay forever.