How the Hair Transplant Provide Natural Hair Restoration
Male pattern baldness or Androgenetic Alopecia is the common type of hair loss occurs on men. There are thousands of products claim to provide natural hair restoration while most of them bring no proofs. Some products may provide you a temporary result at some extent but certainly don’t stop the balding. In other hands, people are struggling to find a permanent solution which can provide a natural hair restoration for the hair loss. Today, a natural hair restoration can be performed by the hair transplant surgery.
Less Invasive Method
Gone are the days where hair transplant or was called hair plug procedure generated a painful recovery period and doll-like appearance. The advanced method and technology allows the surgeon to move the healthy follicles from the back or side of your head to the balding area without cutting off a strip of skin. The advanced method allows the surgeon to perform natural hair restoration to generate a natural looking.
Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE) method is the advanced method where the surgeon individually extracts the hair follicles from the donor area using special micro punches. In this method, the surgeon doesn’t remove the skin so there will no stitches which means no linear scaring after the procedure. This allows you to have a shorter haircut without exposing any scaring. It becomes the most popular method taken by hair transplant patient today.
The Natural Hair Restoration becomes the main feature of FUE hair transplant. Even though FUE method is able to provide you a natural result, there are actually factors that determine the success of hair transplant surgery. The natural hair restoration result highly depend on the surgeon who conduct the procedure. The surgeon should be certified or member of IHRS or AHRS. In other hands, only credible surgeon can perform the procedure based on thorough pre-procedure test while considering the blood flow.
The Eligibility Factors to Take FUE Surgery for Natural Hair Restoration
The hair transplant for natural hair restoration can be taken due to these conditions. First, your male pattern baldness is no longer progressive and has been settled down. Second, there are enough hair supply from the donor area to cover the balding area. Third, the hair transplant can only be taken as the trichologist suggest to, it’s not completely optional. The Follicular Unit Transplantation(FUT) or Body Hair Transplant may be suggested as the hair supply isn’t enough to cover the thinning area.
Natural Hair Restoration: Medicine vs Hair Transplant
As previously mentioned, Hair transplant surgery can only be taken as the hair loss is no longer progressive. If you’re in the early stage of hair loss, then the doctors will suggest you to take the medication instead or surgery. The medication works by slowing down and halting the hair loss at some extent. Once the hair loss is settled down, you can take the hair transplant surgery. The trichologist will suggest you a proper treatment after biopsy and diagnosis.
If the hair donor supply is excessive then natural hair restoration can cover a larger area. However, the doctor will provide an overview of the result you can expect based on the early tests. A fuller natural hair restoration can be achieved in a certain condition.
If the exam and tests show that you are a good candidate for a hair transplant, your dermatologist can tell you what results you can expect. A full head of hair may be unrealistic, but a fuller head of hair can be the goal.
A single session of FUE hair transplant may take up to 8 hours to finish. It completely depends on how many grafts need to transplant. The surgeon may split the procedure into two sessions if there are too many grafts to transplant. In fact, the FUE hair transplant takes a longer time to finish compared to the FUT hair transplant. The procedure will involve a local anesthesia injected to your scalp before the extraction. A mild sedative may also be to help you relax during the procedure.
The procedure begins as the surgeon start the extraction process. The surgeon will use micro punches to individually extract the healthy hair follicles from the donor area to promote the natural hair restoration. The surgeon can selectively harvest the hair follicles considering the size, thickness, and the strand amount per unit. FUE method takes a longer time to finish that the FUT does since the surgeon individually harvests the follicular unit.
The Natural Hair Restoration Result of Surgery
Within two weeks, the transplanted hair in the recipient area will fall out. It’s a normal condition where the hair is entering the Telogen or resting phase. The transplanted follicles will start growing the hair after three months as it enters the Anagen or growth phase. Most hair transplant patients can observe the natural hair restoration result after 6-9 month while the optimal result takes one year to show up.
It’s very important to focus on the post-procedure instruction to treat your scalp during the recovery period. This may include how you should massage the scalp, shampooing, and post-procedure medication.
Medications After the Procedure
In order to gain optimum natural hair restoration best result, the trichologist may prescribe you certain medicines after the procedure. It may includes two common hair loss medicines, Minoxidil and Finasteride. In other hands, some doctors may suggest you to take the Platelet-Rich Plasma(PRP) treatment to stimulate the hair growth in the transplanted area. In other hands, additional medicines and treatments allows you to keep the beautiful result of the procedure.
Since hair transplant use your own follicles to promote hair growth in the balding are, you’ll get permanent natural hair restoration. The transplanted follicles are the ones harvested from the donor area which is also called permanent area. Hair follicles in this area is resistant to DHT hormones which the main cause of male pattern baldness. The same follicles will grow hair in the balding area which means the hair won’t be unlocked for the rest of your life. That’s why only the hair transplant surgery can provide permanent natural hair restoration solution.