What Is Hair Transplantation?
Hair transplantation is a process that takes hair from the scalp and shifts it to the area of hair loss. The edges of the hair (backs and both sides) on the bald skull, known as the donating dominant hair, are the hair that will continue to grow throughout the life of a man. Transplanting these hair into bald areas does not change their ability to grow. Donor domination is a scientific basis for successful transplantation.
Applicants for hair transplantation are those individuals with hair loss who have a sufficient amount of donated hair from the edges of the skull that can be applied to bald areas. In the past, many bald patients did not have suitable candidates for hair transplantation, but modern techniques have updated a number of medical hair restoration, so today there are many more male candidates.
The Basics of Hair Transplantation
For men, baldness can be a sign of aging, unattractiveness, and infertility. Although none of these signs are necessarily true, clinical studies have shown that hair loss is the cause of low self-esteem and self-esteem in men. About 70% of men and 50% of women experience a certain degree of hair loss in their lives. The causes of hair loss are associated with several factors, and three are predominant – genes, hormones and age.
In the past, men resorted to desperate methods around hiding their hair loss. Hair restoration has progressed greatly in recent years. Among the few options they use to restore hair, hair transplantation appears as the most effective bald treatment.
An average person can lose or re-grow about 50 to 100 hair per day. A combination of emotional agitation, drugs, poor diet and diseases can cause excessive hair loss. However, these factors are often only temporary, and hair growth should continue when these factors end. About 70% of US men and 50% of American women will experience some form of hair loss during their lifetime. Research has shown that about 80% of bald men are overwhelmed with their hair loss and men who start losing their hair in their early twenties will in all likelihood suffer from a low level of self-confidence. Permanent hair loss is due to the fact that hair follicles become thinner and weaker and hair production may eventually stop. The male model of baldness is scientifically called Androgenetic Alopecia.
Hair transplantation is a minor outpatient procedure that simply resets the existing hair follicles from the donor side to the field of baldness. The procedure starts first with surgical removal of the cartilage from the donor side, which is often located on the back or side skulls. During the procedure, local anesthesia is used to prevent any discomfort. The donation area is further cut into 3 graft sizes:
- micro graft has 1 hair;
- the individual follicular unit has about 2 lbs,
- the follicular group has 2 to 4 hair.
Medical technicians then isolate individual hair follicles from the donor tape and insert them into the transplant area. The transplants are inserted into pre-cut micro and mini-spikes, which are strategically shaped to aesthetically correct the specific gravity of existing hair, reduce the hairline and fill the bald areas.
The hair transplant has a high success rate if you have enough donated hair. This procedure has no long-term or major side-effects. Taking medicines that are provided by the procedure can prevent possible complications such as infection and swelling. The intervention usually takes from 3 to 5 hours, depending on the number of grafts. The patient usually feels very little or no pain and can return to work the next day. No extra care of hair transplanted; they should be treated like normal hair, because this is your own hair!
The transplanted hair will begin to grow in 3 to 6 months and will have the same strength, color, composition and the same length and lifespan as your hair from your donation area. Within 11 months after the procedure, the transplanted hair can be nourished and crunched, by any means you like.
- Hair Line Design Once the needs and aesthetic preferences of the individual patient are assessed and analyzed, the corresponding hair line is drawn to the head..
- Collection of individual hair follicles After the hair line design, we carefully continue with extraction and collection of hair follicles from the donor area, usually the back of the head, without creating a permanent scar..
- Hair follicles placement Finally, the implants are implanted with precision of a millimeter in the previously labeled areas until the entire surface is filled as densely as possible. This is a painless and less invasive process.
It is a fact that hair loss can significantly reduce the patient’s quality of life. The external appearance of individuals is directly related to their psychology. Many people do not want to accept hair loss and related aesthetic effects. It is not unusual for patients to suffer emotionally for many years, which can even lead to depression, especially when hair loss begins in an early age. A professional hair transplantation provides a reliable treatment while increasing the patient’s quality of life by improving its appearance and contributing to restoring self-confidence. Hairclinic Athens team emphasize on the importance of the right planning and correct application of the treatment. Our goal is the perfect result, which is why we ensure that both the density of the hair follicle implantation and the hairline design will give an aesthetically perfect and harmonious overall result. The outcomes of the treatment are permanent and absolutely natural as long as lancet is not used. So our patients enjoy their improved look without any sign of treatment. It is important to emphasize that even one single session, offers a significant hair density and recovery is rapid.