A Hair Transplant for Better Scalp Coverage
Experiencing massive hair loss can be the result of several factors, including the aging process, poor health, damaged hair follicles, breakage, genetics, and much more. Over the course of time, these issues can lead to hair thinning and eventually, missing patches of hair. If you’re suffering from these problems, it can hamper your self-confidence and cause you to feel insecure.
There are a wide array of products available to combat the problem of hair loss, but in most cases, these products only offer false promises and don’t bring about the changes one expects from using them.
There is, however, a beacon of hope for those who are in desperate need of a hair growth solution. The cosmetic world has given us the hair transplant treatment as the solution to our hair loss problem. This treatment can help you get the full head of hair that you desire.
What is a Hair Transplant?
A hair transplant is a cosmetic technique that can help you get your full and luscious hair back. It aims to give you the best results and can help rejuvenate your self-confidence. Not only will you feel satisfied looking at your full head of hair after the treatment, but you will also look and feel more attractive.
How to Know if you are a Candidate for Hair Transplant?
You may be considered a good candidate for a hair transplant if you have a good amount of hair growth on the back and sides of your head to act as donor sites. From these areas, hair is taken and used to grow hair in areas that lack proper growth. Apart from this, the texture and color of your hair also affects the result.
It is also important that you have realistic hair goals and modest expectations about the results you obtain from the procedure. Results vary from patient to patient and your results may not look exactly like the results someone else has achieved.
How to Prepare for a Hair Transplant?
Before the surgery, your surgeon will ask you to follow a set of instructions that will help you achieve the best results possible. You may need to do the following:
1. Get a lab test done to determine your quality of health.
2. Stop taking certain medications that may complicate the treatment process.
3. If you are a smoker, you may need to stop smoking for several weeks before and after the procedure.
The Hair Transplant Procedure
First, local anaesthesia with a sedative will be administered by your surgeon for your comfort. After this, grafts of hair will be taken from the donor areas, which are then cut into smaller parts to work as grafts. These are then transferred to the areas of the scalp that are thinning or are bald. The grafts created are different in shape and size.
Before the surgery, your surgeon will trim the hair in your donor areas so that the grafts can be easily retrieved and removed. The grafts are placed at about one-eighth of an inch to keep healthy circulation. The gaps in between are filled later with more grafts.
After the Surgery
Once the surgery is complete, your surgeon will give you instructions to take care of your hair. You will be asked to wash your hair gently two days after the procedure. You will also be advised to keep away from vigorous activities for at least three weeks.
Contact Our Office
Interested in learning more about the hair transplant treatment? Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. James Hardy, can help answer any of the questions you have. Contact us to schedule a consultation today. The full head of hair you desire is one cosmetic procedure away.