Treatment options and scope for hair loss can vary depending on individual needs. Hair transplantation is a recommended solution for hair loss, involving the transfer of hair follicles from the back of the scalp or any other body area to areas with thinning or baldness. This procedure is performed in a sterile environment by experts in a surgical setting. After local anesthesia, healthy hair follicles from stronger regions, typically the crown and forehead, are individually harvested and meticulously transplanted to the recipient sites. The procedure is not painful and can take approximately 4-6 hours, depending on the size of the transplantation area.
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair follicles, typically taken from the scalp, are transplanted into areas experiencing hair loss. This procedure is used to increase hair density and achieve a fuller aesthetic appearance.
Hair transplants are typically performed using either the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) or FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) methods. In the FUE method, individual hair follicles are extracted and transplanted to the balding areas. In the FUT method, a strip of hair-bearing scalp is removed and then divided into grafts for transplantation.
Local anesthesia is administered during a hair transplant, so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. However, there may be some mild discomfort, swelling, or a burning sensation after the procedure. These side effects are generally temporary and short-lived.
The results of a hair transplant become visible over time. Within the first few weeks, the transplanted hair may shed, which is a normal process. However, if the transplanted hair follicles were properly placed, new hair growth will typically begin around 3-6 months later. The results further improve and fully manifest within 12-18 months, depending on the individual’s hair growth rate.
Yes, a hair transplant is considered a permanent solution. The transplanted hair follicles are typically permanent and will continue to grow naturally. However, it’s important to note that existing hair loss or balding issues may still progress even after a hair transplant. Additional treatments or medications may sometimes be recommended to manage this ongoing condition.