Hair transplants involve taking healthy hair follicles from one area of the scalp and transplanting them to areas where hair is thinning or balding. The traditional method of hair transplantation, known as FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), involves making a long incision in the scalp and removing a strip of skin containing healthy hair follicles. These follicles are then transplanted to the thinning or balding area. This method can result in a long recovery time and scarring, so many people opt for the less invasive FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method instead.
The FUE method involves removing individual hair follicles directly from the donor site using a special pen-like device. This minimizes scarring and speeds up the healing process. The transplanted hair follicles are then arranged in a natural-looking pattern to ensure an even distribution throughout the receiving area. It's important to note that the transplanted hair will fall out between two and eight weeks after surgery, but will eventually grow back.
The success of a hair transplant depends largely on the experience and qualifications of the surgeon performing the procedure. An experienced surgeon will be able to design a natural-looking hairline that is in proportion with your face shape. It's also important to ensure that the angle and direction of the transplanted follicles is correct, as this can affect how natural the results look.
In addition to choosing an experienced surgeon, it's also important to consider any medications that may be recommended to treat hair loss before or after surgery. This can help ensure that you get the best possible results from your hair transplant.
Thanks to modern advances in hair transplant technology, it's now possible to achieve natural-looking results with minimal scarring. With an experienced surgeon and proper care, you can restore your hair without worrying about it looking fake.