Baldness is the most common type of hair loss experienced by human beings especially men. Balding can be overcome in several ways, one of them is through hair transplant surgery.
Bald head pattern or baldness in men can begin in adolescence, but this baldness occurs more often in adult men as they age. Genetic factors play a major role in baldness in men.
But, do you know that actually, women are also at risk for baldness? About one-third of women experience hair loss that eventually leads to baldness, especially after menopause. From a social point of view, baldness on women often has a bigger impact. However, there are a number of steps you can take to prevent the effects of baldness, including the use of medical help, and hair transplant procedures.
Most traditional or natural treatments in the market have a deleterious effect and do not guarantee positive results or effects. To be sure, the efficacy of natural or non-medical treatments rarely yields the desired results. Therefore, the best way is to seek the advice of a recognized doctor or dermatologist so that treatment can be proven through medication, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), mesotherapy or direct hair transplantation.
Hair transplant is when hair from the scalp area with active growth is transferred to the scalp where the hair is thinned or bald.
To perform the transplant, as a first step the doctor will clean the scalp. Then the anesthetic agent is injected into the scalp area. The scalp is then lifted and disassembled, then the scalp is re-stitched, and the area will be covered with hair around it.
Next, the surgeon divides the columns of skin that are to be grown on the other head into 500-2000 parts, with each section having several strands of hair. The number and type of haircuts used depend on the type, quality, and color of the hair. The size of the scalp area to be transplanted also forms the basis of this procedure
Once the haircut is ready, the surgeon will begin cleaning and preparing the location for the hair to be planted. He will make a hole according to the number of hooks made with a knife or needle. Then hairs will be planted in those holes carefully.
This hair transplant operation takes about 4-8 hours. Hair transplantation may be repeated if the area of baldness is big or if the patient wants thicker hair.
Is hair transplant permanent?
The result is permanent as it grows out of your own natural hair. Although some hair follicles that are transplanted will not last long, about 90% of them will be retained. Most results are satisfactory and opportunities to recover from your baldness are higher!
Like other surgical procedures, hair transplantation which is one of the ways of addressing bald problems also has some risks and side effects. Some of the hair transplant side effects include bleeding, infection, scar tissue appearance, and abnormal new hair growth.
Some people even develop folliculitis, which is an infection or inflammation of the hair follicles, as the hair begins to grow. These minor side effects can be treated with antibiotics. Another possible complication is a condition in which hair grows in the transplant area suddenly disappears. Fortunately, hair loss is temporary and hair can grow back.
To minimize risk and increase the success of bald head with hair transplantation, the procedure should be performed when the patient is in good health. Discuss the benefits and risks of this procedure with your doctor. Also, consider the costs required for hair transplant procedures.