A hair transplant is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in India and globally, for that matter. A hair transplant is a treatment with a very low risk of failure and practically no side effects, provided a trained specialist performs it.
Usually, people with very little or no hair on the scalp undergo hair transplants to restore hair. But before undergoing the treatment, the success rate is something people should consider.
With the increasing importance of appearance among people, especially males, a growth of 30% has been observed for people opting for hair transplants. In India, hair transplantation has a success rate of 98%. The easy availability of modern devices and technology adds more value to its success rate.
Hair transplant process
The hair transplant process removes permanent hair from the back of the head, which is not influenced by genes and never falls. The harvested hair is transplanted in the bald area.
The entire procedure is performed under local anesthesia, and the patient stays awake throughout the process. And once the procedure is completed, the patient immediately goes home.
Two basic techniques for doing hair transplant are FUT (strip technique) and FUE (Follicular unit extraction), in which a punch is used to pluck out the hair from the permanent zone.
FUT (Strip Method)
A strip of skin is removed from the back of the head with permanent hair, and the gap is closed quickly. From the strip, several hair follicles are dissected under magnification, which is then transplanted into gaps in the bald area.
The strip method demands good surgical skills.
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)
On the other hand, FUE is a much easier technique, and anyone with minimal surgical experience can perform this procedure. In FUE, a punch is used to pluck out the hair from the permanent zone.
FUE has become a popular choice compared to the FUT method of hair transplantation. Furthermore, unlike FUT, FUE does not leave a large surgical scar.
Is FUE hair transplant safe?
FUE hair transplantation is a safe hair restoration option. It is an advanced surgery with minimal postoperative side effects. However, like every surgery or treatment, it may also involve risks and side effects.
The common side effects of FUE include swelling, bleeding and numbness of the scalp. But the good thing is that these side effects are temporary and tend to subside in a week or two.
Other side effects of FUE are:
- Pain at the surgery site
- Swelling of the follicles
- Bleeding from the surgery site
- Persistent hair loss even after the transplantation
Is hair transplant permanent?
Yes, the hair transplant is permanent, which is a hair transplant’s main advantage. However, the long-term outcome of a hair transplant depends on certain conditions.
It must be noted that the “newly transplanted” hair will start falling off around six weeks after surgery. But this is a temporary phase; new hair will grow out of the graft in the next five to six weeks.
The transplanted hair may also become thin over time, just like normal hair.
A hair transplant has a low risk of failure and minimal side effects when the procedure is performed by a trained professional. The success rate of hair transplants is high in India. However, the success rate also depends on certain conditions and the surgeon.
A visit to the Essence Aesthetic website can clarify your further queries on hair transplants. Get in touch if you are looking for a permanent solution to your hair loss; our experts can help you with hair transplantation.