Hair Transplantation

Losing hair, one of the most common and distressing symptoms of aging, is something many individuals are unhappy about. Hair thinning can have an emotional impact on your self-esteem and your overall sense of well-being. Fortunately, Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad provides comprehensive hair restoration solutions, including highly successful hair transplantation. In this article, let’s understand what is hair transplantation, why it is done, and its various aspects including different techniques used, expected results, side-effects, and recovery process.

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Why Hair Transplantation is Done?

Hair Transplantation is primarily done to reduce baldness. It helps in restoring the natural permanent hair follicles in the balding part of the scalp. In most cases, partial and even complete baldness that has been caused due to genetic reasons or male pattern hair loss are effectively cured by hair transplantation.

The procedure eliminates thinning hair, builds confidence, and offers the opportunity to look and feel years younger. Hair transplants also last a lifetime once performed. Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad is an experienced surgeon offering effective results for hair transplantation.

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What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair Transplantation is a surgical procedure for eliminating baldness in men and women. It involves moving hair from the back and sides of the head to the balding areas of the scalp. It is also known as hair restoration.

Hair transplantation is a safe, permanent and highly effective solution for hair loss and baldness. It leaves no visible scars and involves no large incisions or stitches. The success rate of hair restore is very encouraging, with patients experiencing excellent outcomes. Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad is an experienced plastic surgeon providing safe hair transplantation solutions at your convenience.

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Hair Transplantation?

The best candidates for hair transplantation are individuals with healthy hair growth at the back and sides of the head. In addition, the candidate’s overall physical, mental, and emotional health play an important role ensuring good results from the transplant.

However, you may not be suitable candidate for hair transplantation if you are suffering from any skin-illness such as seborrheic dermatitis in the scalp. Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad works closely with each patient, evaluating his or her health before deciding upon the best course of action for hair restore.

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What Causes Hair Loss and How Can Transplantation Help?

Hair loss can have a variety of causes, such as: genetic predisposition, stress, chemotherapy, medical conditions etc. To understand if hair transplantation can help or not, it is important to determine the underlying cause of hair loss. Luckily, Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad is an experienced plastic surgeon who can analyze the cause of hair loss and develop an efficient hair restoration approach, helping you get a fuller head of hair.

The transplantation procedure uses the patient’s own hair follicles to create patches of hair in areas of baldness. It results in a more natural appearance, as compared to alternatives such as hair plugs and follicular unit extensions. This procedure helps to restore the patient’s baldness or thinning hair with lasting results.

What are the Different Techniques for Hair Transplantation?

The two most common techniques for hair transplantation are the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).

The FUT technique is more widely used. It involves taking a strip of scalp from the donor area of the head and removing individual hair follicles for transplanting into the bald areas. On the other hand, the FUE technique does not involve removing a strip, but rather individual follicles are extracted from the donor area and then transferred to other parts of the scalp.

The decision for choosing a hair transplant technique is usually based on the patient’s individual needs. Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad can guide you on the best hair transplantation technique appropriate for you after evaluating yourscalp and hair texture.

How Does the Hair Transplantation Procedure Work?

Before the start of the procedure, local anesthesia is applied to the scalp for numbing. Then, follicular units are removed from the donor area – either single follicles or strips of scalp to extract subsets of follicles. The harvested follicles are kept in a cold solution to preserve them in quality, until they are ready to be transplanted.

The transplant recipient sites are prepared by making tiny holes with precision instruments such as mini blades or needles. Then, the individual follicles are placed into the holes on the scalp. At the end of this process, the patient has thousands of transplanted hairs which eventually grow naturally in a few months. Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad will explain you the full procedure and its potential benefits in detail.

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What Results Can Patients Expect from Hair Transplantation?

Most patients are pleasantly surprised to see that the transplanted hair looks natural. After the initial hair grading stage, the transplanted hair starts growing, giving rapidly visible results. Full growth can be expected within six to 12 months. With proper hair care and maintenance, the results of a hair transplant surgery can last a lifetime.

The individual hair follicles are transferred from the back and sides of the head, so the hair is usually resistant to the effects of male hormone that causes testosterone related baldness, commonly found in men. Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad will guide you on how to take optimal care and maintain healthy hair for enhanced life-long hair transplant results.

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Are There Any Potential Risks or Side Effects with Hair Transplants?

Hair transplantation is generally a safe procedure. The risks and side effects are minimal and most patients experience zero side effects. However, there is a possibility of numbness in the scalp in some cases, which may last for several weeks or months.

Your body’s response to the surgery is unique and may include swelling, pain, and inflammation. These are generally mild and can easily be managed with medications prescribed by Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad. To minimize the risk of infection, antibiotics are administered to the patient before and/or after the surgery.

How Long Does the Recovery Process Take After a Hair Transplant?

Recovery time may vary from patient to patient. The patient usually experiences some swelling after the transplant procedure which usually subsides after a few days. In most cases, patients are able to resume normal activities within one or two days after surgery.

After the initial recovery, growing the transplanted hair can take several months. Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad will provide you post-operative instructions to help YOU with this process. The patient should follow the instructions carefully in order to get optimal results from the procedure.

How Permanent are the Results of Hair Transplantation?

Results of hair transplantation are quite permanent as the grafts are transplanted from one permanent zone to another permanent zone in the scalp. The patient can expect the transplanted hair to continue to grow in natural directions until any new baldness evolved.

The transplanted hair feel and look natural and are resistant to effects of hormones that cause baldness. This offers a more permanent solution than using medications or simply waiting for the baldness to reduce. Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad urges all potential patients to discuss their expectations from the hair transplantation procedure in detail before the surgery, to ensure successful outcomes.

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How Can Patients Schedule a Hair Transplantation Consultation with Our Plastic Surgeon?

To get started, patients should schedule a hair transplantation consultation Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad. During the consultation, Dr. Prajwal K Rao will evaluate your scalp and hair texture, discuss your goals and overall health, analyze the underlying causes of hair loss and determine if you are an ideal candidate for hair transplantation.

The consultation is your chance to understand all the aspects of hair transplantation, the process, expected results, risks, and recovery so you can make an informed decision about the surgery. For any further queries or to get started with the consultation, you can contact Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics, Kanhangad for a hair restoration consultation.

Are you looking for a permanent solution to your thinning hair or baldness?

Get in touch with Dr. Prajwal K Rao at Dr. Prajwal's Aesthetics,Kanhangad to schedule a consultation in order to understand what hair transplantation involves, its expected results, and much more. Let’s get started with restoring your self-confidence and bring back your natural look with a fuller head of hair.

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