Hair transplant: is it permanent and safe?

Hair transplant: is it permanent and safe?

What is hair transplant?

Hair transplantation is one of the most important and popular cosmetic procedures among people. Many people suffer from hair loss due to hereditary or advancing age, which lowers their self-confidence.

Hair transplantation, which is one of the most popular surgeries in the world, is very suitable for this group of people and causes the return of their lost hair. Hair transplantation means moving hair follicles from dense to dense areas.

Hair transplantation is a miracle for people who suffer from hair loss and causes hair regrowth. If you also suffer from hair loss and baldness, you can do hair transplants by referring to dermatologists and experienced people in this field. We know that those who perform hair transplants for hereditary reasons and hair loss, in many cases will also want to perform related cosmetic procedures such as eyebrow transplants.

Temporary hair loss after hair transplantation

You may have heard about hair loss after implantation. This is something that your doctor should discuss with you before implantation and during the consultation phase. In the first week after implantation, the implanted hair experiences relative hair loss. After transplanting the follicles and implanting them in the desired area, the hair shafts are weakened by the transfer and start to fall out. Fortunately, hair loss is not related to the roots of your hair and you should not worry about it.

Between the third week and the end of the fourth week, or even up to ten days later, you may still experience hair loss. This hair loss is also related to the shock that has been inflicted on your hair follicles. The good news is that these shocks do not destroy the follicles themselves, and the follicles have tightened in place over time. Although the second period of hair loss may be different in different people, but after this period, of course, we should not see hair loss anymore, but if your hair loss continues, be sure to inform your doctor.

 

Is Hair Loss a Sign of Hair Loss Failure?

If you look closely at the end result of hair transplantation, you will definitely see hair loss at different times. You might think that hair transplants have a short shelf life; But these cross-sections are normal after hair transplantation and show no signs of unsuccessful hair transplantation.

Cross-sectional loss is very normal in the first 6 months and 12 months. After regrowth, the lifespan of the follicles and their resting time return to normal. In fact, implanted hair, like the natural hair of every human being, has a risk of various problems during which it stops growing; But usually the end result of a successful hair transplant shows a long hair life.

Natural hair behavior after transplantation

We talked about natural hair transplant methods. But the good news is that by transplanting hair in these ways, after a while we see natural behavior from the transplanted hair. This hair is completely normal and no one will notice that you have had hair transplant surgery. But you have to be a little patient to get results and wait a short time for them to grow normally.

What are the stages of long-term hair transplantation?

Hair transplants should last a long time. Hair follicles may become thinner with age, but they will likely produce acceptable and acceptable hair at least as much by the end of life.

If your hair continues to fall out, your hairline will not go back to the previous pattern of natural hair loss. Therefore, the person who is going to provide these services to you should talk to you in detail about the transplant program to make sure that your hair does not look abnormal or irregular in the years to come after the hair transplant.

General risks: Is hair transplant safe and permanent?

  1. Sensitivity to local anesthesia

The body’s reactions to local anesthetics can take many forms. In most cases, the symptoms of allergies are due to the patient’s fear of receiving medication and have psychological aspects. True and severe allergies to local anesthesia are very rare. To prevent this from happening, it is recommended that anesthesia allergy testing be performed on all applicants.

  1. Operating room complications

Some complications are not specific to hair transplants and are seen in all surgeries. Occasionally, the patient experiences an increase in heart rate during the injection of the anesthetic, which is usually a transient complication. In these cases, if the patient has cardiovascular problems, there is a possibility of more serious risks.

To prevent this complication, we recommend all patients (especially patients over 40 years old) to have an ECG before hair transplantation and make sure that their circulatory system is healthy. Also, when injecting anesthesia in the operating room, your blood pressure and heart rate will be closely monitored so that if there is a problem, we can be notified immediately and receive the necessary treatment.

  1. Postoperative complications
  • Syncope

is one of the rare complications of hair transplantation that is usually seen at the end of the operation; Especially if the hair transplant session is long. Syncope causes fainting or a temporary loss of consciousness and is usually not dangerous. This condition can be caused by pain, high blood pressure, dehydration, hypoglycemia and more. Syncope is easily preventable with the help of body ion regulation, proper hydration, no sudden change in posture (such as sudden standing), and such care.

  • Pain

during or after surgery is one of the most common complications of hair transplantation. This complication can be easily prevented by using the correct surgical techniques as well as anesthetics and analgesics.

  • Edema or swelling (swelling of the fluid under the skin)

in the recipient area is a common complication of hair transplantation, which usually resolves spontaneously after a few days. This complication can be treated with oral steroids (corticosteroids)

Receptor area complications:

Inflammation of the follicles or folliculitis is a rare complication of hair transplantation in the recipient area, which can be caused by poor personal hygiene or underlying skin diseases. Sometimes it is caused by the body’s reaction to the damaged hair shaft and the resulting pus is without infection. In case of folliculitis, it is necessary to use antibiotics and topical antibacterial drugs to prevent infections.

Low graft growth can be due to damage during harvesting, preparation or planting. For example, one of the most common errors in the FIT method is incomplete follicle resection, which is less common in the FUT method. Sometimes the improper growth of implanted hair is due to the poor quality of hair.

Last words: Is a hair transplant a permanent solution?

Hair transplantation is a permanent miracle for people who suffer from hair loss and causes hair regrowth. If you also suffer from hair loss and baldness, you can do hair transplants by referring to dermatologists and experienced people in this field. We know that those who perform hair transplants for hereditary reasons and hair loss, in many cases will also want to perform related cosmetic procedures such as eyebrow transplants.

 

 

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