CONCEPT OF HAIR TRANSPLANT
Inorder to understand the concept of hair transplantation simply, we have to know about two key sites. They are “donor sites” and “recipient site”. The hair follicles that are eradicated from the healthy part of the head where balding has not taken place (generally the hair follicles from the back of the head) is called as the donor site. The area at which balding has occurred and the healthy hair follicles are being transplanted is called as the recipient site. The transplantation of the healthy hair follicles from the donor site to the recipient site is the process of hair transplantation.
COMMON REASONS FOR HAIR LOSS
There are a variety of reasons for hair loss these days. A few well-known reasons are listed below:
- Usage of too many hair products or chemicals on hair
- Usage of hair straighteners or curlers
- Excessive Smoking
- Women undergo extreme hair loss majorly during menopause
- Hair coloring
- Consumption of excessive amount of alcohol
- Improper and unhealthy diet
HAIR LOSS TREATMENTS
Fortunately, there are numerous treatments for hair loss by using medication or hair transplantation surgery. These Hair loss treatments have very little or no side effects at all. Hair loss treatments have almost 100% success rates.
WHAT IS HAIR TRANSPLANT?
Hair transplant is the ideal solution to overcome both female pattern baldness and male pattern baldness. Hair transplantation is an invasive method. The method of transplanting the hair follicles from the back of the head onto the balding region of the head is known as hair transplantation. The hair follicles at the back of the head region are mostly healthy by nature when compared to the hair follicles at the other regions of the head.
PROCEDURE FOR HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Firstly, the patient has to consult with the surgeon to study the patient’s stage of hair loss, preferences and expectations. Then, the doctor will conduct a pre-operative folliscopy test to know the actual density of the patient’s hair. Several days before the surgery, the patient should follow the following instructions strictly in order to avoid bleeding or any other complications during the surgery:
- Stop all medications
- No drinking alcohol before a few weeks from surgery
- Do not smoke before few weeks from surgery
Then, the harvesting methods will be done. There are two harvesting methods which are strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction.
EXERCISE AFTER HAIR TRANSPLANT
It is usually possible to exercise within one or two weeks depending on the type of procedure done. It is essential to avoid any physical activity on a primary day and limit physical activity for one week. Mild exercise like jogging is often resumed after a fortnight of surgery. Must void strenuous activities such as sit-ups, weight lifting, and bench presses for at least a month. One should bend their knees and not their waist when learning objects and tying your shoes.