Hair Transplant - Who Should Go For It?

Posted In: Dermatologist     2018-03-09     23

When we talk about hair loss both men and women are equally victimized may be due to androgenetic alopecia or pattern baldness. Hair restoration surgery, which is otherwise called as hair transplant surgery is the only solution for bringing back the lost hair when other medical hair restorations fail to offer you a good hair re-growth.


What is hair transplant?

It is a procedure in which hair follicles taken from already existing hair follicles are grafted to areas where the hair follicles have died off.

This is usually taken place in two ways:

  1. FUE – Follicular unit extraction
  2. FUT – Follicular unit transplantation

Among these two techniques, the most commonly used for the hair transplant is Follicular Unit Extraction. In this technique, the individual hair follicle is removed and transplanted to the hair deficient area.

In Follicular Unit Transplantation technique, a strip of hair is removed and transplanted at the required area.


Who should opt for a hair transplant?


Only those people can go in for a hair transplant treatment that has:

  • Hair loss in patches
  • Genetic hair loss
  • Hair loss due to trauma
  • Hairless scars in hair growing areas
  • The absence of mustache and beard since birth


Who should not opt for a hair transplant?


Those suffering from systemic disorders such as uncontrolled diabetes and liver dysfunction, hair loss due to medications, women having a wide-spread pattern of hair loss all over the scalp etc should avoid undergoing in for a hair transplant.


Things to be looked upon before the surgery:


There are certain aspects need to be considered before undergoing a hair restoration surgery. They include:

  • Allergy test
  • Routine blood test
  • Lives function tests
  • Donor hair area examination
  • Quitting alcohol, smoking or tobacco at least one week prior to the surgery and until three weeks after.