Have Ears Hairier than Your Head! Hair Transplant is the Right Answer for You
If you are a father you may fear the time when your kids would say “my dad gets his brain washed whenever he washes his head”. Still wondering what a mother may experience! Definitely “my mama has got so less hair that we can see what’s in her mind”.
Baldness or thinning of hair occurs when the rate of growth of new hair becomes slower than the rate of hair loss. Although baldness can be seen in both sexes, it is more common in men. Men face male pattern baldness in which hairline moves backward and a general thinning of hair on the crown occurs. Females face female pattern baldness that is characterized by a general thinning of hair but the hairline does not disappear. They may face a general thinning of hair on the crown but rarely have full baldness like men.
Hair Transplantation for Men and Women
Hair transplant is the right solution for you if you find that your ears are hairier than your head. It is the ultimate solution of baldness in men and women. It moves hair follicles from the donor site to the balding site generally known as recipient site. It is the least invasive procedure that transfers hair grafts along with follicles from the donor site to the recipient site. These hair follicles are usually resistant to balding. Hair transplant is also used to replace eyelashes, eye brows, pubic hair, chest hair and beard hair. Naturally, hair grows in groupings of 1 to 4 hairs. Modern techniques transplant hair in same natural groupings, thus ensuring a natural appearance.
Techniques for Hair Transplantation
Generally used techniques for hair transplant are strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction.
Strip harvesting involves acquiring of a strip of hair from the donor site, dividing it into tiny grafts and then putting grafts to the balding site. It is a more commonly used technique.
Follicular unit extraction involves acquiring grafts from the donor area, usually one at a time and then incorporating them in the recipient area. It is a modern technique with minimal bleeding and shorter recovery time.
Advance research shows that a semi-permeable dressing is perfect for persons with fresh hair transplant. The patient is asked to avoid direct sunlight. Shampooing is advised after 2 days of surgery. Shampooing prevents the development of scabs.
Complications and risks
During the first ten days of hair transplant, virtually all of the transplanted hair falls out. After three months they grow again from the transplanted follicles.
Swelling on the forehead and scalp is a common side effect. The patient may feel itching in the treated area. Surgeons allow massage or shampooing to relieve itching.