Did you know if you get a hair transplant surgery now, by next Christmas you will be celebrating the holidays with a head full of hair? Yes, it’s true. A hair transplant can set you free from baldness and hair loss permanently and it can be the best Christmas gift for you.
Here is what you need to know about the procedure before you think of giving yourself this extraordinary gift:
How does hair transplantation work?
It all starts when the consultant and the surgeon identify how big your thinning/balding area is and how many hair grafts you will need to fill in the patch. After this, the donor area capacity is examined, which are mostly the back and sides of your head where the hair is the thickest. If enough grafts can be harvested from your donor area, then the procedure is a go. The surgeon will harvest the hairs from the donor area and implant them in your thinning area. All of this is done when you are wide awake.
Which Hair transplant techniques are used?
At the moment three Hair Transplant techniques are very popular, which are:
- Stem Cell Follicular Unit Extraction – It is the latest hair transplant technique that is less invasive with less downtime, very minimal scarring, and faster healing. It guarantees high hair density and gives natural and permanent results
- Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE): It is an advanced technique used for a hair transplant that involves extracting hair follicles one by one. Then, it relocates them to the thinning areas of the scalp.
- The Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT): Also known as the strip method, it involves the removal of follicles or grafts in the form of a linear strip from the donor area. This strip is then divided into small grafts under stereo-microscope before implanting into the bald or balding areas of the scalp.
How long does it take to recover after a hair transplant procedure?
Depending on which hair transplant technique you have opted for, the recovery period will be different. You will go home the same day as the procedure, and the following day you will be physically fine with a bit of discomfort. All procedures combined, you will need at least a downtime of 3 to 4 days, but there are some cases that can take up to ONE week. We recommend that you give yourself at least 7 – 10 days to recover.
How long the hair transplant procedure takes?
Since it’s all a matter of how many grafts your balding area will need, the procedure takes different lengths of time. But to be clear, all the procedures start early in the morning, which means the treatment gets completed by afternoon or evening.
Is the hair transplant procedure painful?
During the procedure, there is usually no pain because the surgeon administers local anesthesia on both your donor and recipient areas. This will numb both areas. Afterward, when it wears off, you will feel a bit of discomfort, and depending on your pain threshold, you might choose to take something to soothe the discomfort or just let it be.
How long does it take for the transplanted hair to grow?
Just like in farming, when you plant seedlings, you have to be patient and wait for them to sprout then grow. The same is the case with a hair transplant as well. This is why we insist that if you have the procedure this Festive Season, by next Christmas, you will be celebrating with a head full of hair. But to be precise, two months after the hair transplant procedure, your new hair will sprout and then this will continue at a rate of 10% to 15% per month. With each passing month, you will notice your mane getting thicker. At SIX months you will have approximately 70% growth. Although this will be encouraging, you will have to judge the results after NINE months to ONE year.
We hope that now you would be aware of all the details regarding the hair transplant procedure. However, the most important step is to choose the best clinic to get the treatment done. Although many clinics are offering hair transplants in the UAE Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® is the best among all. It is because we have well trained, experienced, and board-certified plastic surgeons who take it upon themselves to give you your natural hair back and help you regain your confidence. For more information, or to book a FREE consultation, give us a call or drop us a message with your name and number.