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What do you need to know about hair transplant treatment and recovery time?

What do you need to know about hair transplant treatment and recovery time?

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Hair transplant is a surgical method in which hair follicles are removed from one part of the area and then transplanted to another part of the scalp. The patients choose to get a Hair Transplant in Visakhapatnam because it helps to cover the bald part of the scalp and even solve the problem of thin hair. Both men and women can be benefited from this approach. Be it hair loss due to age, stress, trauma, medical condition, or hereditary, a hair transplant is an ultimate choice that can solve the problem just once.

Hair Transplants Procedure

The hair follicles are removed from the donor area and then transplanted to the area which has less hair. The surgeon performing the surgery will make sure that all the instruments and equipment are sterilized. The area to be treated is made numb by injecting anesthesia. Moreover, it also helps the patient to undergo the treatment without any discomfort.

Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)

During FUT, the hair follicles are taken in a strip from the back of the scalp. Later the strip is separated into many hair follicles. With the help of a blade or needle, the surgeon will puncture tiny holes and then insert the grafts carefully. In medical terms, it is referred to as grafting.

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)

During FUE, the hair follicles are extracted from the back of the scalp which have healthy hair follicles. Later these are transplanted to the problematic part of the scalp. In this approach, instead of extracting the hair follicle strip, the grafts are placed one by one on the problematic site.

How much time does it take to recover from a hair transplant?

Following the surgery, the scalp will be covered with a bandage for 24 to 48 hours. The doctor will schedule the appointment for stitches removal after 7 to 10 days after the surgery. You need to rest for a few days or as long as the doctor suggests you for the healing of the scalp. In the meantime, take the medications as suggested by the expert to reduce pain & discomfort. Follow the right approach to see the results within 8 to 12 months:

  • Do not take a head bath for a few days following surgery.

  • Make sure that you use chemical-free shampoo or ask the surgeon to suggest you one.

  • Do not do any vigorous workout as it will result in sweating which will affect the area transplanted with hair grafts.

  • Make sure to visit for the follow-up checkups as suggested by the hair expert.

  • For 3 weeks, do not comb the hair

It is normal to see hair fall after 3 to 6 weeks and this is part of the recovery. The new hair follicles are making their way and after this, you will be able to see the initial hair growth.

Does hair transplant lead to side effects?

The hair transplant treatment is safe when you get it done by an experienced hair surgeon. Although, few side effects that are normal to experience because of the effect of surgical treatment like:

  • Scalp pain

  • Scarring

  • Bleeding

  • Swelling

  • Raised bump around the transplanted hair follicles

For an effective and long-term treatment approach, book your initial consultation with our expert today only and say goodbye to hair loss!

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