About Hair Transplant
What is Hair Transplant?
Hair Transplant procedure, eligibility, risks, and cost
Increasingly large number of men, as well as women suffers from hair loss problem. Hair loss is bought by a number of reasons, such as natural aging, stress, trauma, heredity, pregnancy, poor dietary intake, and other medical conditions.
Most suggested advice for maintaining a healthy hair growth are:
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle
- Eating a balanced diet
- Anti Hair loss medicines and mineral supplements
- Hair loss shampoo and conditioner
The good news is that there are a number of hair transplant methods available to help people get back their hair. Studies reveal that people who have complete or partial hair loss suffer from low confidence. Such people often feel embarrassed about their physical appearance and try to avoid meeting others. By undergoing hair transplant, one can not only get head full of hair, but can also feel more confident and bold.
What exactly is hair transplant?
Hair transplant is a procedure wherein sections of skin are taken from a hairy part of a person’s scalp and are then moved onto the bald area of that very person or where the hair are very thin.
Usually, hair transplants are performed in the doctor's office under local anaesthesia. The surgeon cleans the scalp and then injects an anaesthetic to numb the area. Approximately, 3- to 4-inch strip of scalp is removed and scalp is then closed.
After this, the surgeon divides the strip of scalp removed into several tiny grafts. The number and type of graft used depends on the hair type, their quality, and color and the area where it needs to be transplanted. The surgeon then cleans and numbs the area where the hair will be placed, creates holes and meticulously places each graft in these holes.
Hair transplant procedure may take approximately four to eight hours.
Who is the best candidate?
People who want to get the hair transplant need to undergo a pre-surgical examination. During the examination, the cosmetic surgeon would find out whether you have enough donor hair grafts to supply, and whether the donor hair are thick enough to maintain good appearance after the transplant. Your age and degree of baldness would also be considered. Then the color of your hair and scalp, as well as your hair texture would also be considered. The surgeon needs all these vital details to duplicate the natural hair growth pattern. He would try to create the hair line that is attractive and natural to look at. Some of the factors that may prevent you from enjoying the benefits of hair transplant are smoking, drug abuse, alcohol intake, use of herbal products, and intake of certain medications.
Though hair transplant is considered as one of the safest cosmetic surgery methods, it is not void of risks. Some of the complications involved in hair transplant surgery are: Bleeding Scarring Infection Small cysts in the donor areas Numbness Failure to grow But these risks can be minimised by hiring a reputable surgeon. One must conduct thorough research to find out experienced, qualified, and certified surgeon to enjoy the benefits of hair transplant surgery.
What is the Cost?
Hair transplant cost depends on many factors, such as your past medical history, the degree and extent of your hair loss, number of sessions that will be required for hair transplant surgery, the number of grafts that you will need, and the hair transplant clinic that you choose. Your surgeon would evaluate all these factors to give you hair transplant treatment quote. The average cost of hair transplant ranges from $3,500 to $10,000.