Cosmetics surgeries in general and hair transplant operations in particular are spreading widely around the globe and becoming cheaper, more available and more desirable especially after being performed to many celebrities and wealthy people. Balding in both males and females is certainly the most undesirable problem that everyone wants to get rid of, so no wonder that hair transplant operations are the operations most in demand worldwide.
What is hair transplantation?
♦ Hair transplantation is a medical procedure listed under cosmetic medicine. It’s based on transplanting hair follicles from the area on the back and sides of the scalp (Donor areas) where hair is thick and dense and resistant to hair loss to the areas that suffer from hair loss or baldness or scars left by accidents such as burns or wounds (Recipient areas). The areas where we can perform the operation in are head scalp, the beard, mustache, eyebrow and eyelashes. But it’s very dangerous to perform a hair transplant on the eyelashes and it takes much of skills and precision.
Hair transplantation’s success rate:
♦ The success of the operation and its rate are determined by the doctor during inspection and diagnosis after he/she considers all the factors like age, area of the boldness, causes of the bolding; is it hormonal, genetic or other reasons such as the excessive using of chemical cosmetic products (creams or gels).And he/she takes into account the front head line, the thickness of the hair in donor areas, the nature of the harvested follicles and many other factors. Then the doctor decides if the patient’s situation is good enough to perform the operation or not. If the answer is yes the success rate would be higher than 90%. If it is no then a good doctor would not perform and will advise the patient not to fall under false hopes and lies.
The Factors of a Successful Hair Transplantation:
♦ The doctor is the main reason behind a successful operation. He/she must have good experience, skill and be aware of the chance that his patient has and some other factors like:
- The area of the baldness.
- Hair thickness in donor areas.
- Covering the baldness area in one proportion with the density donor area.
- Which follicles will be harvested and which will stay.
- The space between the harvested follicle and the remaining one.
- Preserving the obtained grafts in medical vessels contains nutrient solution to slow down the metabolic process until its implant.
- The way the host canal is opened is a very important factor for the successful of the operation. OSL technique is the best way to insure a thicker more natural looking hair.
- Taking good care of the scalp especially in the first mouth after the operation.
- Factors rely on the patient such as following the doctor’s instruction and not harming the recipient area.
Fut Hair Transplant Success Rate
The success rate of any procedure, including FUT, is determined by the physician’s ability and the patients’ overall health and condition. If your FUT transplant can be performed by an experienced medical practitioner, success rates will be as high as 95-98 percent. Remember that it is common for transplanted follicles to fall out before re-growing permanent follicles, this is a natural part of your hair’s lifespan and transplant process. So, all you need to do is to inquire about your possible surgeon’s expertise, training, and track record of success. Keep in mind that there is only a single body and life that we can enjoy.
DHI Hair Transplant Success Rate
The success rate of DHI Hair Transplant method is nearly 100% and this method is also called as the most concrete method that you can prefer for best results. The secret of this success lays under the technique that surgeons are using in the course of operation.
In the Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) technique, the nests to be transplanted are opened vertically with a razor blade cut into pieces. This is to reduce the entrapment of the implanted follicles. In the DHI technique, on the other hand, the grafts were loaded into the DHI pins with a loaded rod for this purpose. The implantation of the follicles was done in accordance with the natural hair angles by the author under magnifying glass.
Is hair transplant permanent?
In hair transplant, hair is transplanted from the back of the head, from the donor area, genetically resistant to hair loss. The genetic characteristics of the hair in this area allow them to continue to grow in their new position. For this reason, it usually takes a lifetime for the transplanted hair to remain on the scalp. As people grow older, transplanted hair can become thinner but not shed. It is estimated that 95% of professionally transplanted hair is permanent. However, if hair such as body hair that is not on the back of the head is used, they can fall out as they are not genetically protected.
What is the most successful hair transplant procedure?
Hair transplant surgery is performed by taking hair grafts from one region and transferring them to the desired spot. In order to effectively execute a hair transplant, surgeons use one of two primary approaches.
FUE, also known as Follicular Unit Extraction and DHI, that is, Direct Hair Implantation are the two procedures. Both FUE and the DHI are attempting to accomplish the identical objective; however, their methods differ mildly. Despite this, they remain the most common and effective hair transplant techniques.
Choosing the most successful and the best procedure will be decided according to your health condition by your surgeon.