A lot of individuals are stuck with baldness, with some trying to live with it, while others seek to find ways to stop or treat its embarrassing graduation. The common solution and also one that is affordable are hair loss medications, while some try to cover it up with wigs and toupees or do comb-overs. But an aggressive approach to treat the problem is a hair transplant.
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure which aims to restore good hair coverage at the balding site. It is done by implanting hair grafts, which are taken from a donor site at the back of the head, to the balding areas up front.
This procedure can take more than one session to finish depending on the degree of baldness that you are experiencing.
Hair transplant has two approaches and these are, the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). FUT is the more invasive type of surgery since it entails the removal of a piece of scalp at the back of the head containing the donor hair grafts. FUE only uses a special instrument, which uses a punch technique to remove individual hair grafts.
But one more thing that contributes to the invasion of the procedure is that the surgeon still has to create micro slits on the donor area in which to implant the hair grafts. This places more trauma to the scalp.
That is why it should come as no surprise when the transplanted hairs fall off several weeks after the surgery. This phenomenon is called shock loss. And it is going to get ugly for you for a while, as your head starts to look the same way it did prior to surgery. But away from that it is the hair follicles' way of giving room for new and improved hair to grow in its place. Shock loss is temporary so you do not have to go berserk when your transplanted hair starts to shed off yet again.
As the new hair starts to grow, you should take extra care of it. This is going to be a very fragile time so make sure that you wash it using mild shampoos. Gently massage the area to promote good blood circulation to the area.
When you take good care of your new set of hair, you can be rest assured that the results can last for many years to come. It will thrive just as the original follicles but this time they are much stronger and permanent.
For those who are taking hair loss medications prior to the procedure, you can still continue taking it after the surgery. This is to prevent the probable hair loss that is still more likely to occur.
So if you want to get a good hair coverage at a much faster rate and with permanent results, hair transplant surgery is a sure bet. But you just have to be critical in choosing a reputable surgeon to do the job right.