Science has proven to be an incredible blessing when it comes to dampening our bodies’ insecurities and imperfections.
The hair in our bodies subconsciously adds to a charming personality; it can depict your age, style, or way of living. Hair transplants are modern-day solutions for people who encounter hair loss or hair thinning because of hormonal imbalance, vital medications, genetics, or head injury. However, many doubts cloud around hair transplants. Here are answers to seven questions that people frequently ask about hair transplants.
1. What is a hair transplant?
We all know the purpose of hair transplants, but many people are unaware of their procedures, techniques, or types. There are two types of hair transplants, FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). FUT, also known as FUSS (Follicular Unit Strip Surgery), is known for its extensive coverage and fullness. Hence, it is recommended by the surgeon if the patient desires complete restoration of hair. First, a surgeon cuts a strip of skin from the back of the patient’s head using a scalpel and stitches up the area where the skin is removed.
The scalp strip is separated into smaller pieces called grafts; the surgeon then plants the hair in small holes made around the area where transplanting is needed. This is called grafting, after which the scalp is covered with sterilized bandages or gauze. On the other hand, FUE is a more straightforward process wherein the surgical team shaves off the back of the head and takes individual follicles from the scalp skin, and similar to the FUT, these follicles are grafted into the holes made in the required spots.
Most people prefer FUE because it brings less discomfort/pain, is more effective, and leaves no scars. However, after the transplant, regardless of the technique one may have opted for or used, it takes around four to six weeks to notice the growth of the hair follicles and requires one to be sincere with the prescribed medication.
2. Is hair transplant permanent?
The first question that people usually ask after knowing its various procedures is if the hair transplant is permanent, and the answer to this is yes. Most of the hair transplants significantly last for a very long period. Since the process is about planting live follicles on the balding areas, adhering to the medication is essential for the cause of proper follicle growth.