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Top Things To Know Before Opting For A Hair Transplant

Top Things To Know Before Opting For A Hair Transplant

Dr. Arika Bansal
Dr. Arika Bansal

24 November, 2022

Living in the twenty-first century and not knowing about hair transplant is like having hair but not hearing of shampoos and conditioners. The hair transplant industry is on boom not only in European and Western countries but in Asian countries as well. Earlier hair transplants as a cosmetic surgery used to be considered to be a luxury but these days it is considered to be a necessity. After all, appealing looks are something that everyone wants and everyone deserves. So, if you are facing baldness or hair loss, then it is not something to be worried about. Science got your back. Your hair can be restored easily. But, before opting for a hair transplant, there are certain things that you need to know. Dig this article further to know all these.

Watch Your Expectations

All right, we know that you want to restore your perfect looks and you are trapped in the delusional promises of clinics and surgeons. But, let us tell you forthrightly that hair transplants are not perfect. Read our entire blog on the topic: hair transplants are not perfect.

The supply of donor hair available to patients is limited, and it is a non-renewable resource. This means that the hair is not regenerated or grown back in the region where it was initially taken once it has been transplanted to the scalp’s top area of loss. When we examine the aging scalps among several hair transplant patients, we find that they have lost more top-scalp hairs than there are hairs that are present and sprouting in the donor area.

This means that the surgeon must choose how to maximize cosmetic enhancement while using a minimal amount of hair. He simply lacks enough donor hair to replace every hair that was lost one for one, hence he is unable to do so. Because of this, you won’t find patients with extensive hair loss grooming,or complete heads of locks with their teenage hairlines when you go through numerous hair transplant galleries.

What about instances of modest hair loss, such as receding hairlines? Are there sufficient grafts in these circumstances to regrow a whole head of hair? They do exist, but as the patient ages, the strands that have been used to form a lower hairline with higher densities won’t be accessible to cover the areas of fresh loss if the patient keeps losing hair. Because there is always a possibility that more procedures will be required in the future, doctors with the appropriate expertise will refrain from being overly forceful. If that occurs, as a client, you don’t wish to be in a situation where there isn’t enough donor hair to provide even minimal coverage on your head.

Do You Know The Technique Your Surgeon Is Using?

Come on! You cannot be this much negligent to even ignore the technique your surgeon is using. A hair transplant aspirant must know what all techniques are prevalent in the industry for the procedure. Follicular Unit Transplant is an outdated technique which was very painful yet effective. This was used when hair transplant was new in the world. Then with the evolution of science, the FUE technique has now grabbed the attention of doctors and patients. This term is elongated as Follicular Unit Extraction. It ensures minimal pain and more graft survivability. But, that is not all. Surgeons have invented a modification of the FUE technique, which is known as the DHT technique. DHT is elongated as; Direct Hair Transplant. Know everything about FUE and DHT.

Before, opting for a hair transplant, you must be well aware of all the techniques available with the surgeons. Furthermore, you can know which technique to use for your restoration.

Number Of Surgeries Required

This is a query that frequently goes unanswered because the patient assumes that one surgery will be all they ever need and that they can stop worrying about baldness once their desired outcome has fully developed. Sadly, this doesn’t happen very often. Actually, baldness is a problem that worsens over time. This implies that once you begin noticing thinning hair, you will do so in varying degrees for the rest of your life. This is referring to your native hair, not the transplanted hair, which you haven’t yet lost.

Although there are medical treatments available, there is no guarantee that your hair loss may cease entirely even with those. The likelihood will differ from patient to patient, but as a general rule, you should always treat your hair transplant as your very first hair restoration and refrain from having lofty expectations for your hair restoration. The wisest course of action is always to save part of your donor for the prospective surgeries because remember donor is limited.

Which Clinic/Surgeon To Choose

Any person interested in getting a hair transplant may ask why the outcomes of various clinics differ from one another. One thing is certain: if cost is a consideration in your search for the most effective hair restoration in the globe, you might not achieve the required results. Pick a center that charges for quality instead. Any clinic’s outcomes are mostly determined by the following variables:

  • Skill: Both the doctors’ and the technicians’ skill sets, which are involved in the surgery, are crucial.
  • Experience: It should go without saying that your doctor and the surgical personnel must have extensive experience in the field.
  • Passion: Any task will be unsuccessful if the doer is not passionate about it.

Know everything on how to choose the right clinic for a hair transplant.

A Body Hair Transplant Is Possible

We have several times mentioned that the donor area is limited. This fact might have bothered you that in case you have completely limited or exhausted donor area, then how can you regrow hair? Bring that precious smile on your face, because science has provided the solution to all.  Your beard hair is the best alternative source of transplantation on your scalp. Even your chest hair, abdomen hair and pubic hair can be the donor grafts. Know everything about body hair transplants.

If the above is not enough for you, then you must know that you can even restore your beard, eyebrows, eyelashes, etc. That is commonly known as facial hair transplants. Read everything about facial hair transplants.

Dr. Arika Bansal

Dr. Arika Bansal

One of only a few female surgeons specializing in hair transplant surgery in India, Dr. Arika Bansal has been voted one of the best doctors in the world. She maintains an active membership in the ISHRS and regularly submits research papers to medical journals. 15+ years down the line, 15,000+ surgeries are accomplished under Dr. Bansal’s supervision. She specializes in female hair transplant, density improvement, corrective hair transplantation and hairline design.

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