Surgical Hair Replacement and Transplant
People who are looking for a permanent solution for their hair loss may fall too quickly for the creative marketing behind hair transplantation. When a person begins consideration for hair transplantation, they may start researching the scientific aspects of it first without truly understanding the other side of this Surgical Hair Replacement and Transplant procedure. The intense need for artistry required to have a successful transplant needed is often overlooked. There only a handful of qualified surgeons in the US, as well as worldwide, who can perform hair transplantation from A to Z. That is why it is critical to research your options thoroughly.
It is essential that your doctor takes your individual case very seriously because no two heads are alike. Every individual is different, not only in the theoretical sense but also physically as well. That is why your doctor needs to become very familiar with your head before any decision to undergo surgery is taken.
Your first doctor-patient consultation should be thorough. Your doctor should take note of your medical history. A “Hair Densitometer” should be used to measure your hair density. Your doctor should detail your treatment plan in writing including any procedures prior and post surgery, timelines, any possible side effects and he/she should be 100% clear on what you should expect in terms of results after the surgery. If you have any questions, make sure you consult your doctor.
A hair transplant is conducted by taking DHT resistant hair from your own head of hair, from the back where it still grows, and then replacing them in the portions of your head where hair does not grow. This procedure is called ‘grafting’.
A graft is the donated hair follicle with the surrounding tissues and skin cells used for Surgical Hair Replacement and Transplant. Different types of hair react differently to this surgery, and you will want to take note. Coarse hair is usually bulkier than other types of hair so your doctor will be able to cover your head with fewer grafts.
Finer hair is less dense and will need more grafts in order to generate a fuller hair appearance. The best and most easily obtained results are found with curly or wavy hair. That is because curly hair in default mood takes up more space on the scalp because it folds down onto itself. Straighter hair will lay flat on the scalp giving a less dense appearance, as opposed to curly or wavy hair.
The flexibility of your scalp also affects the number of grafts you will need during Surgical Hair Replacement and Transplant. When the scalp is tight and inflexible, it is more difficult to harvest hair for grafting, as well as closing the incisions after harvesting the grafts. On the other hand, if the scalp is loose and flexible it will be easier to both harvest and close incisions.
Remember, there is a plethora of information about hair loss and hair loss replacement technologies available to you. The most important aspect of any surgery of Surgical Hair Replacement and Transplant is to be proactive in your healthcare. Do your research and go to your doctor prepared with knowledge as well as any questions you may have.