If you are reading these lines, it is because you are probably thinking about undergoing a hair transplant and you have a few questions that you need to solve before deciding whether to get a hair graft or to choose to do nothing. You can let it increase baldness and show your new self- image without complexes, and without hair.
The first question you have surely asked yourself or should ask yourself is whether you are the ideal candidate for a hair transplant or not. The answer is that , unless you belong to 10% of patients who, for medical reasons, are rejected, you are certainly. If you are of age – preferably over 30 years old – and you have an area of donor hair from which to extract healthy follicles to the recipient area, you can undergo a hair transplant.
Another of the questions you have asked yourself is what is the best transplant technique that currently exists. Nowadays, the most developed and tested technique to the point of guaranteeing 100% success, with results for a lifetime, is the FUE and microFUE technique. These, of course, can only be performed by expert surgeons who master the extraction technique of the healthy hair follicles, one by one, from a donor area of the patient to the transplant area. These procedures require high precision elements for extraction and placement, as well as the knowledge of conservation techniques, in addition to a great deal of experience in performing it.
No less common is the question asked by future transplant patients about whether they are going to have to shave their heads to get a hair transplant or if it is not necessary. Well, the answer is that it is not mandatory, but it is recommended as it speeds up the work during the extraction and placement phase. In any case, this can be done without having to cut your hair.
Last but not least, you have also wondered if hair transplant is painful, during or after the operation. In this regard you should know that the capillary micrograft is a minimally invasive process that is performed under local anesthesia, so there is no pain after the very slight puncture of anesthesia. Nor is there after the intervent, since the patient is given medication so that he does not feel anything until he reduces the swelling and is able to return to normal life.
Regarding the duration of the intervention, it is important to clarify that it will depend on the number of follicles to be transplanted. In the case of those patients, who need a massive transplant to cover the entire occipital and frontal area of their scalp, it will last for eight hours. This time is divided into two phases of four hours, with an interval of one hour as they can transplant up to 4,000 follicles in the same day. In the event that it is necessary to stop or continue the next day, the end of the transplant would be completed within 24 hours.