Are you a good candidate for hair transplantation?
- if your hair has thinned;
- if you have uncovered areas of hair;
- if the hairline is withdrawing;
- if hair loss is permanent and can not be treated non-surgically;
- if you are aware that treatment may take from a few months to a few years.
The methods of hair replacement or transplant depend on the area where the hair falls or is thinned and the desired final appearance. In all cases, hair follicles are taken from an area of the body and moved to the area where they are missing.
Most times, the surgeon will use local anesthesia for both the donor area and the implant recipient. There are cases in which sedation or general anesthesia is also called. The donor area will be surgically removed and the incision will be hidden from the existing hair. The surgeon will divide the scalp patch taken in hundreds or even thousands of tiny segments, each containing one or more hair. These scalp pieces will then be transplanted into the areas where the hair is missing or where it gets scared.
A less common procedure involves transferring a scalp strip containing hundreds of hair follicles to the area where it is missing.
A general feature of hair transplantation is that maintaining the integrity of the scalp and minimizing trauma during this process is a fine work that lasts between two and eight hours, depending on how much hair is transplanted or transferred.
How Does Hair Transplant Procedure Work?
The type of your hair and the area where it lacks influence the choice of the donor area and the volume of hair that is needed.
The sampling method consists of extracting a hair scalp, generally from the occipital area, which is divided into smaller groups that will be implanted in the affected areas. There is no risk of a visible scar because the area where the scalp is removed will be covered by the newly grown and proximal hair.
Small groups of hair are taken from the entire head and implanted in the desired areas. Because grafts come from the entire scalp, the bleeding is minimal, no suture is needed, and postoperative discomfort is not felt.
Transplantation of scalp flaps
Remove a hairless scalp section and replace it with a piece of hair-bearing skin. This procedure is used to cover a considerable area of baldness and to create a normal hair growth band. If the skin is intact, the hair grows immediately and does not last for months until signs of development.
In some cases, an alternative or additional hair transplantation solution is used. The procedure involves removing a section of the ballet and pulling the hairline forward to fill the uncovered point. The technique is repeated one or more times later, with the purpose of reconstructing the area of cavities. If more hair is needed, a hair transplant operation may be used.
How will incisions and scars look like?
The aesthetic surgeon’s efforts are to carefully analyze where to take healthy hair follicles so that the scar remains unclear. Taking a scalp strip will leave a linear scar in the occipital area. Otherwise, you can choose from multiple areas where skin grafts and scars have been extracted as a pen point; they can be easily hidden from hair. If after hair transplantation and scalp reduction happens to lose hair, scars will be visible.