Hair Transplant is Successful or Not
- Apr 07, 2018 by Admin
Hair transplantation is a process that is fully backed by professional dynamism, approach and a lot of truth. Truth in the sense that an expert must be well qualified not just by experience but by practicing a fair approach to the best hair treatment method possible through him. It is quite a task to show a satisfactory result to patient who believes in the transplant doctor and presents the treater himself like a guinea pig. Now whatever the case may be, it is totally up to the doctor whether to make it a success or add some more complications to the transplant.
The concept of hair transplantation is not alone that people find skeptical not because it’s not a hit but because many of them think about post procedural results including hair regrowth. This thought makes us quite a bit perplexed whether hair transplant is the last resort to treating baldness? Well, surely before shelling up pockets deep, everybody wants to know how much successful is hair transplant really.
Secondly, patients are also willing to know if their hair transplant surgery will sustain. Being a heavy financial investment followed by emotional repercussions, the question seems valid. While most hair transplant institutes highlight a good percentage of achievement in getting a good survival rate, still the method of follicular unit extraction requires the highest accord of discipline during transection.
Transection means cutting across each hair follicle to separate them from a group as to provide individual specimens to injection in the target area. This method basically revolves around the FUE methodology.
The most important aspect of hair longevity is the survival of follicular units upon extraction from the scalp. Handling of follicular units not in line with transplant protocol can ensure a failed transplant. Supposedly if follicular units are transected in the extraction process, the risk of graft survival minimizes and so the hair transplant will fail. But with FUT procedures in which strip-harvesting of follicular units can ensure healthy transplant rate owing to a large number of non-transected follicular units, FUE hair transplant are a bit fragile because they render greater handling care during graft transection.
Some points are Crucial to Maintain the life of Follicles before they lose Vigor and become Unreliable to Transplant:
1. Not touching the grafts with bare hands as it could infect their roots.
2. Always handling the follicles with care in a controlled temperature room.
3. Avoid storing the specimen for too long as its cell life could gradually weaken.
4. Not to expose the extracted follicles exceeding 10-12 seconds as the exposure is sufficient to destroy follicular regeneration.
5. Only render follicles from a healthy skin base which is unaffected by baldness and the area is does not have weak hair strands.
Since FUE carries transection, significant efforts are carried to reduce the rate of transection failure. It will depend upon the skill of the surgeon and his team, instruments used by them and the feasibility of the follicular units. Exposure to air and time out of the scalp also greatly affect graft survival. So different methods have been underway that likely improve graft life, some of which suggest increasing time on ice.
Hair transplant success not only means that expectations of the patient have been met to the highest standards, but moreso on the regrowth of hair back on scalp. Since hair regeneration is a slow process, it can take up to a year to fully grow. But social history also plays an important role here. Patients who smoke excessively and drink are less likely to get great results. In addition, the skill of the surgeon will obviously count, i.e. the criteria of how and where the hair is placed.
Still people prefer follicular extraction because it does not form linear formidable scars on the scalp like a strip transplant method. When hair life is concerned, contained open exposure makes hair less prone to drying out and they are safe from infection. A good technician ensures a much higher yield of grafts for transplantation. Better guidance by the expert will ensure that hair grows back within the timeframe expected usually for such procedure. An expert may make you shampoo the scalp some days post-transplant to eliminate scab formation around the follicles because generally, scab buildup impedes hair growth. Some clinics also prescribe Minoxidil to the transplanted area for six months to make sure the operation is a success.
Good surgeons always give good results. But still patience matters. Even if you had a recent hair transplant, don’t lose hope and be firm that your hair will grow to the best of style you never had.