Understanding Hair Loss: Causes, Risk Factors and Treatment
Hair Loss & Balding
Hair loss and baldness can affect anyone, young and old, male or female. Men are generally more susceptible, with the most common condition called Male Androgenic Alopecia or Male Pattern Baldness. Male pattern baldness is a very common condition, affecting up to 1 in 2 men over 40 years of age. According to the American Hair Loss Association , approximately 66% of men will have experienced some degree of hair loss by the age of 35. There are many factors that can play a role in the resulting hair loss but one of the key causes is genetics. In recent years, Studies have shown that more and more people have experienced hair loss due to other factors, such as stress, dietary deficiencies, medication side-effects, thyroid issues, and more. As technology has advanced and medical techniques have advanced, hair transplants have become a viable and the most effective solution to balding.
Hair Transplant: The Procedure, Techniques and Results
Hair transplantation is a popular treatment option for individuals with hair loss or baldness. The procedure involves transplanting healthy hair follicles from one area of the scalp to the balding or thinning areas. Hair transplantation can restore the appearance of a full head of hair and it’s the only permanent solution to hair loss. The length of time it takes to see the results of a hair transplant varies. However, most patients begin to see some growth within a few months, with full results typically visible within six to nine months.
There are several different hair transplantation techniques. The safest and most effective techniques used nowadays are the FUE and DHI methods. The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) method involves extracting individual follicular units of hair from the donor area and then transplanting them into the recipient area. The DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) method differs slightly from FUE. In this method, each follicular unit is extracted using a special tool called a Choi pen. The follicles are then directly implanted into the recipient area. The procedure is minimally invasive, and the patient can return to normal activities the same day
The Hair Transplant Process:
Consultation: In the first step of the procedure you’ll have an in-person consultation with our doctor and hair restoration specialist. During this consultation, the doctor will assess your hair loss, determine the most effective course of treatment, and discuss the details of the procedure.
Preparing for Surgery: Before the procedure, our doctor will provide you with instructions on how to prepare. This may include stopping certain medications, avoiding alcohol, and eating a well-balanced diet.
The Procedure: Hair transplantation typically takes several hours and can be performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, hair follicles are harvested from a donor area (usually the back of the head) and transplanted to the balding or thinning areas.
Recovery and Aftercare: After the procedure, you may experience some swelling and redness around the transplant site, but this should subside within a few days. You’ll need to avoid certain activities, such as strenuous exercise, for a few weeks to allow the transplanted hair to settle in.
Our doctor will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure the most successful possible results. This will be done alongside our medical staff that will keep track and follow up your recovery process and support you with everything that you need.
Clinics4all offer a variety of hair transplant packages, with everything you need – from start to finish and beyond. This includes transfers, accommodation, entertainment, and live support, before, during and after the procedure. You will need about 3-4 days for the entire trip. However, we recommend a few extra days to rest and recover before returning back to your regular life. We can even include some tourist activities to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. No matter what you need, our team is available 24/7 to assist.
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