Hair restoration
Sunday, 04 August 2013 11:55

Patients may experience mild swelling to the forehead area for a few days following surgery and on rare occasions may actually experience a black eye if the frontal scalp is transplanted
The transplanted hair seen above the scalp will initially be shed, however the roots will remain dormant for 12 – 20 weeks, at which time the new hairs will begin to grow.
There crusts will flake-off in 10 – 14 days after the surgery.
Can be combed over the recipient area.
*After surgery *: Patients may be asked to use moist compression and to sleep in a semi-upright position for 2 – 3 days following the procedure to minimize swelling and bruising.
*Length of procedure* : Can take from 3 – 8 hours and are performed using local or twilight anesthesia on an out-patient basis. Patients are often awake but feel relaxed as they are given a mild sedative drug. There is usually little or no pain during the surgical procedure.
Within 24 hours, small crusts will from on each graft, which are shed in approximately 7-10 days. The grafted hair will often start to grow in 12-20 weeks after the procedure and will continue to grow for a lifetime.
*Nowadays, the technique used in hair clinics is megasession follicular unit grafts which prepared under binocular stereoscopic dissecting microscope in order to minimized hair follicle transection and give natural result.*
The creation of very small micrografts (Follicular units) has allowed very natural, feathered hairlines to be grafted, and avoids an abrupt “pluggy look” that was typical many years ago. A minigraft can be used behind the hairline for added density. Depending on the degree of balding for the frontal area and similarly for the crown area , 2-4 procedures involving several hundred or perhaps 1,500 or more grafts may be required to achieve the desired density.
Hair Transplantation involves removing a strip of permanent hair-bearing skin from the back or sides of the scalp (donor area) by using various techniques. The strip is usually dissected into micrografts and minigrafts.
*Surgical Options Hair Transplants-Micrografting and Minigrafting.*
*Surgical Treatments. *
Hair loss can result from many factors, some of these include thyroid disease, high grade fever, diet, childbirth, and certain medications. The most common form of scalp hair loss is termed androgenetic alopecia, caused mainly by insufficient blood supply to the scalp and by poor circulation, clogged hair follicles, frequent shampooing, or the use of hats or helmets.What causes scalp hair loss? Hair restoration

 

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