You’re watching TV and the ads come on. The shampoo advertisements take over the screen; models tossing their heads full of hair; laughing invitingly while you just gape uncomfortably.
Hair fall, hair loss and balding are embarrassing problems that take a severe toll on one’s mental being. Physical appearances like skin and hair, make up a significant part of one’s self-esteem and confidence and when something lacks in those departments, these two attributes are affected.
But don’t fret about it too much. Modern medicine has just the answer for you; hair transplantation. In fact, doctors in the United States have been doing such transplants since the 1950s!
Hair transplantation or hair restoration is the ideal procedure to addresses hair thinning (up top) or baldness. For many people, a hair transplant can even help bring back what looks like a full; or certainly a fuller, head of hair.
Advances in the concept of using hair follicles (follicular unit grafts) have evolved to a point that hair transplants give you natural looking results and renowned clinics perform virtually undetectable hair transplants, which mean a hair transplant is certainly a permanent solution for hair loss.
Do your research but remember ONLY a doctor can give you the absolute picture of what to expect.
Here’s what you should know.
In a hair transplant surgery, the surgeon moves the hair you already have to fill an area on your scalp, with thin or no hair.
1. FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)- a minimally invasive hair transplantation technique, which involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from the scalp and grafting them one-by-one into the bald/thinning areas of the head using specialised machines and
2.FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) is where a strip of scalp is cut from the back of the head and dissected into individual grafts.
The less invasive the method (as decided by your doctor) the quicker the healing. For example; FUE healing is quicker than FUT given that it is less invasive.
Patients will experience a fair amount of pain, some itching, bleeding, and scarring too. Any numbness you feel in the area will subside and most people are able to return to work 2 to 5 days after the operation. Though you are advised to avoid strenuous activity as it increases the blood flow in the scalp.
Hair transplantation guarantees immediate and natural looking results. If you notice your hair thinning and or a receding hairline, opt for hair transplantation. Talk to the experts in the S10 Health SafeCare Network and make an appointment with a doctor today!