Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure in which surgeons remove hair follicles from one area of the body and move them to another area of the body. This procedure is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. The follicles are then moved to the recipient site to fill in the balding areas. During the procedure, a doctor will make sure that the recipient site is healthy enough for the procedure.
The procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis, and patients are given sedation or local anesthesia. This is a minimally invasive surgery. After the procedure, the surgeon will sterilize the area and inject a saline solution to encourage skin cell growth. During the transplantation, the patient will be required to stay out of the sun for several days. Incisions in the recipient area will heal naturally within a week.
After preparing the grafts, the surgeon will place them in the balding area. If the transplant is successful, the donor area will have enough hair to cover the transplanted hair. If the procedure goes wrong, the procedure may need to be repeated. This can take from four to eight hours. The surgical process is painless and the patient can resume normal activities immediately. Depending on the size and complexity of the procedure, it can result in minor or severe complications.
The surgeon will also plan the transplant design to look natural. The transplanted hair will continue to grow in for about six to nine months. In the first few weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair may fall out. The scalp may appear scabby, but it will eventually begin to regrow. The new hair will start growing in two to three months, and the new hair will be thick and shiny. Generally, the surgery will cost between $4,000 and $15,000.
After surgery, the patient will be given instructions on at-home care. Some patients will need to undergo hair transplant surgery more than once to see the full results. Depending on the size and location of the recipient area, it may take as long as a year to see the full results. However, the surgical team will be able to select the right candidate for the procedure based on the number of hair loss and overall health of the patient.
During the procedure, the patient will have several sessions. Each session will take a few months for the transplanted hair to heal properly. The nurse will report any concerns to the clinician. During the second session, the patient will be monitored again to ensure the transplanted hair is a good match for the patient’s scalp. In addition to a hair transplant, the donor area of the body will need to be healthy. The surgery is performed in the donor area.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis and takes less than one hour. A patient may experience itching or numbness after the surgery. During this time, he or she should avoid strenuous physical activities for the first week or two after the surgery. The grafts will grow into the recipient site after the transplant. After this initial session, the hair will be a lifetime hair. If the donor site is healthy, it will continue to grow back in its original location.
The process involves a strip of skin to be taken from the donor area. A surgeon will then place the hair follicles in the recipient site. The grafted hair is placed in the recipient area, where it will grow and form new hair. The transplanted hair will be permanently attached to the new skin. The process is a complicated and lengthy process, but the results are usually permanent. It will take a few months for the donor site to grow back fully.
In both procedures, a strip of scalp is removed from the donor area. The grafted hair will be transplanted to the bald spot. The donor site will shrink to a tiny incision line within a month. The transplanted hair will continue to grow and shed for a while, and the donor site will be completely hidden. The process also has several side effects. Typically, it will require a strip of hair to be removed, but the fox test is not used in either procedure.