Are you suffering from excessive hair loss?
Hair loss triggers because of major illnesses, surgeries, or traumatic events. However, your hair will usually start growing back without treatment.
Hormonal changes can cause temporary hair loss. Examples include:
- Discontinuing the use of
- birth control pills
Medical conditions that can cause hair loss include:
- Thyroid disease
- Alopecia Areata (an autoimmune disease that attacks hair follicles)
- Scalp infections like ringworm
- Diseases such as lichen planus and some types of lupus, can result in permanent hair loss because of the scarring.
Hair loss can also be due to medications used to treat:
- High blood pressure
- Heart problems
A physical or emotional shock may trigger noticeable hair loss. Examples of this type of shock include:
- A death in the family
- Extreme weight loss
- A high grade fever
What is Hair Transplant surgery?
Hair transplantation is one of the most rapidly evolving approaches in aesthetic surgery, accompanied by regular improvement in techniques. The recent advancements in technology and the concept of using follicular unit grafts (follicular unit (FU) is a naturally occurring bundle of hairs) have made this procedure reach a new peak. The ability to provide very natural-looking results has encouraged a larger number of balding men and women to opt for this surgical solution.
Do Hair Transplants Work?
Hair transplantation aims to restore hair growth in areas of the scalp with limited or no growth at all. Hair loss and thinning hair are a normal part of aging, but can also occur due to illness or trauma to the scalp. A successful hair transplant procedure can work wonders in improving the appearance and self-confidence of an individual. However, there’s also a limit on what kind of cases can derive tangible benefits from this procedure. When considering hair transplants, be sure to comprehend how successful this procedure is. After all, nobody wants to waste their time and money being disappointed with the results.
But we can guarantee you that this will not happen with Luxor Hospital. How can we be so confident? We not only have our highly qualified and experienced Plastic and Cosmetic surgeon(Dr Saumya Nayak) doing this surgery but he also has an excellent accompanying team who carry out this procedure under his guidance in a well equipped operation theatre.
Types of hair transplant:
Follicular unit strip surgery or Follicular unit Transplantation (FUSS or FUT): The surgeon removes a piece of skin from the donor area and closes the area with stitches. They then use a microscope to divide the donor skin into small follicular units containing one or more hair follicles and place it in the desired area.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE): The surgeon uses a small punch to remove the donor area follicle. Although this procedure still causes some minor scars, this procedure may be less visible, and the person usually does not need stitches.
Both of these techniques are effective but can produce different results in some cases. FUE requires more skills and takes more time than FUSS. However, FUE can provide extraordinary results if the surgeon has a lot of experience with this technique.
Each procedure takes several hours, depending on how many follicles the surgeon implants, both of which involve local anesthesia. Usually, the client can go home on treatment day.
Clinical infrastructure plays a significant role in ensuring the right surgery along with the technology used and a well trained Plastic surgeon doing it. Patient’s contribution and support for treatment after hair transplantation are also equally important.
Hair transplantation is not a very difficult surgery as certain other reconstructive Plastic surgeries but the results here depend on various factors as above and one must ascertain a right plastic surgical centre before going ahead with their decision.
Expectations and Recovery
After the surgery, your scalp may be a little tender. You may need to take pain medications for a few days. At Luxor, you will have a small dressing over your scalp for at least a day or two. Most people are able to return to work in 2 to 3 days after the operation.
Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within 2 months. Most people notice 60% of new hair growth in 4 to 5 months which improves till 1 year.
Around the time new locks start to grow, some people may have some inflammation of the hair follicles, called folliculitis. Antibiotics and compresses can relieve the problem very easily. It’s also possible to suddenly lose some of the original hair in the area where you got the new strands, called shock loss. But it’s not permanent at all and all return within a month.