Hair transplantation is a medical surgical procedure that is popularly known as an effective hair restoration method for alopecia patients, typically considered a last resort for people experiencing atypical hair loss and baldness.
For someone seeking hair transplantation in Mumbai, there are a lot of doubts and worries. If worried about how hair transplant surgery will transform your looks, go through this article to know what happens in hair transplantation.
The information in this article by the hair transplant surgeon in Mumbai at Harleys’ Hair Transplant Clinic will give a clear picture of what hair transplantation is and highlights the pros of having it done.
A groomed head of hair is one’s crowning glory. Having a healthy head full of hair can make a difference in one’s overall appearance. Unfortunately, everyone may not be blessed with it. Hair loss or Alopecia is the most common global concern among men and women and a cause of distress for many. Its contributors could be heredity, hormonal imbalance, stress, certain illnesses, side effects of medications, injury, and stress. Whatever may be the reason, hair loss can be arrested.
Hair transplantation can best manage hair loss. It is usually undergone by men and women suffering from pattern baldness- androgenetic alopecia or those who have lost their hair permanently because of any injury or trauma to the head.
In hair transplant surgery, the healthy and active hair follicles are taken, usually from the sides or back of the head, and transferred to the balding or hair-thinning areas of the scalp. The site from which the hair follicles are extracted or harvested is known as the donor site.
These sites have D-H-T-resistant hair that one cannot lose. The balding or hair-thinning areas to which the hair follicles are transplanted are called the recipient sites.
Hair transplantation can be carried out by two techniques: Follicular Unit Strip Surgery / Transplant (FUSS / FUT) or Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUSS is a traditional method wherein a strip of hair with donor hair follicles is used. FUE is an advanced method that makes use of micro-punching tools to extract hair follicles one by one from the donor area. The donor hair follicles are transplanted one by one into the tiny holes created in the recipient area.
Other hair transplantation techniques like Bio-FUE, DH-T (Direct Hair Transplantation), and DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) are also performed at Harleys’ Hair Transplant Clinic, top hair loss treatment clinic in Mumbai.
In 2-3 weeks following hair transplantation, the transplanted hair sheds. This is replaced with new hair that continues to grow in a natural pattern. After about 6-9 months of hair transplantation, the new hair growth is noticeable. As the hair on the scalp naturally grows in follicular units, the transplanted patch blends in well with the existing follicular units, thereby giving a natural look.
hair transplant is a permanent hair loss solution. The reason behind it is the use of donor's hair from a safe donor site that is practically resistant to D-H-T hormone and so immune to pattern baldness. This doesn’t mean hair loss can still occur on hair transplanted areas in patients treated for hair loss other than pattern baldness. After a hair transplant, each patient can keep his/her entire head of hair for the long term. It’s possible when they adopt a healthy lifestyle and avoid activities that harm their scalp health and general well-being. Furthermore, to ensure hair transplant surgery doesn’t fail, the patients must properly follow the post-operation instructions provided by the surgeon.
Another way to achieve optimal, long-lasting results is the use of therapies that encourage the growth of the transplanted hair. Pla-te-let-rich pla-sm-a therapy or Growth Factor Concentrate therapy is one such treatment that may be performed after hair transplantation to enhance the results.
In real life, the before and after transformations of hair transplant surgeries look impressive. For achieving this, the surgeon's expertise and experience matter. At Harley’s Hair Transplant Clinic, we have expert and highly experienced hair transplant surgeons in Mumbai that have so far performed many successful hair transplants.