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Hair Transplant Surgery Review – Jan 2013

Question 1: What is Hair Transplant Surgery? And will it work for me? Answer: Hair transplant surgery started in Japan in the 1930s, although the doctors back then were concerned with replacing damaged eyebrows and not treating baldness. Hair Loss, baldness or alopecia is a state of losing excessive hair. Baldness makes you look older exaggerating existing facial aging. Male pattern baldness is the cause of the vast majority of cases of hair loss. Baldness is largely the result of the DHT hormone interacting over time with those hair follicles that are vulnerable to its effects. This hormone binds with the receptor sites of these vulnerable follicles and causes a thinning of the hair shaft and follicle over time. The average non-balding person has about 220 hairs/cm2, and once this number falls down to about 125 hairs/cm2, the baldness is visible. While there are many good and effective short-term medication options, hair transplant surgery remains the gold standard in dealing with hair loss. Hair transplant surgery is the only permanent solution for hair loss and can be started at any time. Because of its permanency and the near natural feeling, many people who can are opting for hair transplant procedure. Hair transplant surgery is procedure. Some procedures transplant surgery is done hair can grow in groups of follicle.

a delicate and time-consuming can easily go up to 10 hrs. Hair by relocating natural hair. Natural up to four strands in just one

As part of the surgery, Hair follicles from other parts of the body or head are transplanted into the bald areas. This procedure gives results that will look and feel like a regular head of hair, if done properly, and can even get wet in the pool or shower. Hair loss leads to notonly baldness but it also influence the life and living of the people. Therefore, hair transplant surgery is

becoming very popular with people with hair loss. The hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive compared to other options, and can produce extremely good results for many patients. Improvements and innovations in techniques and equipment have led to hair transplantation being easier and safer than ever before. Hair transplant surgery is always done in a clinic under local anesthesia. Hair transplant surgery can last anywhere between two and eight hours. These hours are broken down into several sessions at the doctor’s office or clinic to complete the hair transplant. Hair transplant is a low risk procedure. Minor swelling and ingrown hairs are the most common side-effects, although not all patients experience these symptoms. Hair transplant surgery cost varies significantly from surgeon to surgeon and from location to location. Is usually paid in advance but in many cases, the surgeon may recommend two or three visits, and the fee payment maybe broken up. The cost usually depends on the surgeon and the number of hair follicles being transplanted. See other frequently asked questions and their answers here: Question 2: What Hair Transplant Procedure will be used? Answer: Hair transplantation is a surgical technique in which a physician redistributes hairs from an area of thick growth to bald areas. Follicular Unit Extraction "FUE" and Strip Surgery "FUT" are the two recognized scalp to scalp hair transplant techniques, but factors such as donor hair density, hair characteristics, hair caliber, age, goals and expectations are vital to deciding the best technique. Your surgeon will determine what the appropriate post-op or post-procedure regimen is for hair transplant surgery. Most modern hair transplants result in excellent hair growth within several months after the procedure. Although technically and medically almost all people can have a Hair Transplant this does not mean the procedure is suitable for all; factors such as age, hair loss stage, potential for future loss, donor management and patient desires are evaluated. You can compare them to your own hair loss problems and read patient testimonials to find out how a hair replacement procedure, in the right hands, can restore more than just hair. The cost per graft of FUE is typically twice the cost of the standard follicular unit hair transplant procedure in which a strip of donor tissue is removed from back of the head and trimmed under magnification into individual follicular unit grafts.

While the FUE procedure has grown in popularity, largely due to the minimally invasive way in which follicular unit grafts are removed, the standard strip excision method is still a popular hair transplant procedure. Surgeons are switching to FUE method because it doesn’t involve making any type of incision (scalpel-free). Hair follicles are extracted from the donor area using the micro grafting procedure and transplanted into the recipient area with ease. The strip excision procedure is more economical (typically half the price per graft of FUE) and also enables a patient to move much larger numbers of grafts/hairs to the balding areas during a given surgical session. This has fueled interest in the FUE procedure with patients who are highly concerned about potential visible scarring in the donor area. Only a minority of hair transplant surgeons are committed to doing the follicular unit procedure properly. While donor hair used to be extracted (FUE) and transplanted (FUT) in large bunches of 10 to 20 hairs, surgeons now transplant tiny bundles of three or four hairs that grow together as follicular units. The best advanced technology FUE (follicular unit extraction) will not only give you the best effectiveness of a hair transplant, but you can experience a recovery far better than other techniques used today. A disadvantage is the development of buried grafts, but this can be reduced by modifying the technique and using specially designed instrumentation. With today's technique, the hair transplant should look almost real, and by going to an appropriate hair transplant surgeon, they can give you the look that you want. Learn more about the technical details here:

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Hair Transplant Surgery Review – Jan 2013  

Hair transplant surgery started in Japan in the 1930s, although the doctors back then were concerned with replacing damaged eyebrows and not...