Deciding to get a hair transplant is a significant step since it means altering your whole personality. It is quickly noticeable by everyone and can certainly enhance self-confidence and self-image for some. It is an easy guess that seasons affect the bodies immensely. Although the internal organs also experience changes per season, the changes on the face and hair are more evident. Hence, one should think carefully about the seasonal impact before considering any changes to the hair.
In most cases, hair transplantation results are noticeable in six months, and total growth is seen after a year. If the timing is chosen carefully, you can enjoy the benefits of this surgery by summer, just in time for weddings, vacations, and other events where you want to look your best.
A brief understanding of Hair transplantation
Hair transplant is a minimally invasive surgical procedure where hair roots are extracted from behind the scalp or other body parts. The extracted hair is implanted in the bald area.
At present, Follicular unit transplant (FUT) and Follicular unit extraction (FUE) are the two main methods that provide hair transplant results. These highly effective hair restoration techniques are done at Hairsure Clinic Hyderabad. Over the last decade, there has been a lot of innovation in the field of hair transplantation. Patients are enjoying the benefits of these innovations with more natural-looking post-transplantation hair. The main difference between these techniques is the hair extraction method. In FUT, healthy hair follicles are extracted from the skin on the back of the scalp. This can produce excellent, natural-looking results but is more invasive and requires a longer healing process.
Due to the unique extraction technique, FUE hair transplant is less invasive and does not leave scars. First, a micro-incision is made to remove the follicle graft, usually in clusters of 1 to 4 hairs for extraction. Then, doctors select the strongest and healthiest follicles for the implantation process. The grafts are strategically placed one at a time for density and a natural-looking new hair.
Before deciding about the season, bear in mind that this procedure can take at least eight hours, done in two sessions. If you start in the morning, you’ll be ready by the afternoon. But if it starts in the afternoon, it will be done in the evening.
Hair transplantation in Winter
Regarding hair transplantation, every season offers pros and cons. However, Winter offers several unique benefits, like:-
- Discreet recovery: The wintertime is a major holiday season. So the holiday season allows patients to discreetly recover from their transplant by remaining at home (if they chose to). Even if they want to go outside, they can go by wearing a hat.
- Low sunburn risk: Without the summer sun, there is little worry about sweat or sunburn leading to infection at the transplant site, which means a smoother recovery for the patient.
- No sweat related infections at the surgical site: Without the summer sun, there is little worry about sweat or sunburn leading to infection at the transplant site, which means a smoother recovery for the patient.
- Look your best for summer fun: After the transplant, hair thickness and fullness noticeably improve after six months, your hair will be at its best in time for summer events, gatherings, and vacations.
- Style yourself with trendy woollen headgear, which has become very fashionable all around the world.
Should Hair Transplantation be avoided in Summer?
The latest research shows that summers facilitate better regeneration of skin and implanted hair. In addition, concealing the hair transplant marks is easy with a cap or a shorter hairstyle, both of which are comfortable in summers.
However, stay away from direct sunlight and no swimming for at least three weeks after the procedure. Direct sunlight hinders the healing process and causes damages the implanted hairs. In this age of advanced technology, it is straightforward to avoid direct sunlight.
It’s all in the planning and preparedness.
Whenever you are mentally and emotionally ready for your new look and can spare sufficient time is the best period for hair transplantation. With modern home appliances, one can avoid the cons of both seasons. One should also be stress-free as stress can affect healing and hair growth. Experts say that if one takes all the precautions as advised by the doctors, there is not any real difference in the results of winter and summer hair transplants. Results depend on the skill and experience of the transplant surgeon rather than the season. So, all the best for planning and preparing for a suitable hair transplant procedure.
While several factors affect a hair transplant, the final decision is entirely yours, as long as you are consistent with follow-up care. In most cases, the timing you choose shouldn’t affect your healing process. For more information, contact: Hairsure Clinic at +91-40- 42 02 02 02.