The Hair Transplant industry has undergone tremendous transformation. In the 70s and 80s hair, plugs were used to cover the receding hairlines. This gave the patient a doll-like appearance and did not look natural. But it was a compromised solution to those who wanted some relief from a bald or receding hairline. But the story is not the same anymore. With advanced hair transplantation procedures, patients are now enjoying natural-looking hair long, which is both durable and satisfying.
In this blog, let us understand the post-surgical results of a hair transplant and what are the ideal results after Hair transplantation.
What is Hair transplantation?
To simply understand, hair transplantation is a procedure where healthy hair from the donor area is extracted and placed into the scalp’s bald parts, known as the recipient area. Based on the extraction method used, there are various hair transplantation procedures. However, the main two procedures which are quite popularly used are FUE, which is follicular unit extraction, and FUT follicular unit transplantation.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT): A piece of skin is removed from the donor area. Under a microscope, the donor skin is further divided into small follicular units. These are carefully transplanted into the recipient area.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE): The principle is the same as FUE. The difference is that in this method, a small punch is used to remove the donor area follicle. As a result, the stitches in the donor area are less visible. FUE requires a more skilled surgeon than FUT.
Both the procedures are conducted under local anaesthesia. Depending upon the size of the recipient area, the patient might need to undergo multiple sessions. The number of sessions required is determined at the start of the procedure during the initial investigation phase itself.
All about the ideal results after a hair transplant
Graft survival after a hair transplant
Some patients are under the impression that there might be a rejection of the grafts at the new site, just like other organ transplants. However, since the grafts are collected from the patient’s body, there is an 85 to 95% chance of survival. The transplanted grafts will survive at the new location and eventually help grow new hair. It means that they will survive and adapt to the newly transplanted area.
The longevity and contentment with hair transplantation depends on various factors such as:-
Hair transplant surgeon The hair transplant surgeon must be able to work with your case on an individual level. Everyone’s hair fall problem is unique, and each one has their natural hairline. So the surgeon must be able to assess these factors and suggest a technique that suits you.
Suitability of the patient for a hair transplant
Getting a hair transplant below the age of 25 is generally not good. However, even if you get a hair transplant at that age, there is a good chance that the new hair might fall off until the late ’30s. You have to wait until hair fall has reached a stable stage for long-lasting results in those cases.
If the patient has good healthy donor hair, the results will be more satisfying. Since the surgeon will have a good area to extract the hair in that case.
Ability to grow hair in the thin area after hair transplantation. This can be determined by a simple blood test in which the cause of hair fall is determined. Sometimes you may not get a full head of hair. But the results will be satisfying at best.
The clinic’s infrastructure – Hair transplant procedure is ever-evolving, even the FUE method has evolved into a sapphire technology method. In the sapphire technology method, sapphire blades are used to extract the hair follicles. These new technologies help in achieving better looking and long-lasting results. Hence, choose a clinic that can offer the latest and the best techniques. While choosing a clinic, be sure that the surgeons at the clinic are well experienced in handling these latest technologies.
How long should the patient wait to see transplant results?
It is essential to know within 2 to 8 weeks of the surgery, the newly transplanted hair will fall. But this is not a cause for concern because this is quite normal. Particularly in the third month, the hair might appear thinner than before the transplant, which is again a normal phenomenon. It will take a good 6 to 12 months for the patients to see the complete results of the hair transplant. After this period, the patients will see their desired hairline and the new hair growth.
During an initial consultation, have an honest discussion about the post-surgical results with your surgeon. Do not trust clinics or surgeons who promise wonders. At HairSure clinic, we put our best foot forward to achieve your desired hairline, but we also set your expectations based on your donor hair area and the cause of hair fall.
Medication after hair transplantation
To maintain the longevity of the hair transplant results, some medication is also provided. The medication prevents or slows down any new hair loss or thinning.
Post-surgical hair care
Follow all the surgeon’s instructions religiously about post-surgical hair care. Wash your hair and apply styling products as per the doctor’s instructions. Check for any swelling or itching in the surgical area. If you observe any of these since the symptoms, immediately consult your doctor.
We are very happy that 100% of our patients are happy with the surgery results. We can confidently say this because of our highly qualified and experienced specialists. The patients get the advantage of our latest and best technical infrastructure. Our friendly team is always ready to answer any questions about hair transplantation. Reach us at 094940 20202 for a successful and affordable hair transplant in Hyderabad.