What are the causes of Hair Loss ?
It’s normal to shed some hair each day as part of the hair growth cycle. Some people, however, may experience excessive hair loss. This condition affects people of all ages but is more seen in men who are approaching middle age.
Some of the main causes of excessive hair shedding are: genetics, hormones, infection, the use of certain medicine, as aftereffect of illness or surgery, and as part of an underlying disease.
The Hair Transplant procedure as performed in Thailand
With the help of medical advances, the evolution of hair transplant surgery has yielded progressively better, more natural-looking results. Surgeons are now easily able to restore the unique, natural hair pattern of each individual.
During a hair transplant surgery, your surgeon removes hair grafts from a donor site which is usually the side or back of your head where there is healthier hair growth. These hair grafts are then prepared for transplant to areas of your head with thinning hair.
Your surgeon will create incisions where these grafts will be inserted. There are various methods that can be employed for this part of the surgery and it depends on your surgeon and your particular cosmetic need which one is to be used.
Depending on the condition of your skin and the extent of the area to be treated, the procedure takes anywhere from four to eight hours to complete. You’ll be under general anesthetic so you will not feel any pain during the surgery. There’s also no need to stay an additional night at the hospital after the transplant.
What results can you expect from a Hair Transplant ?
Results, as well as recovery time, vary from person to person. But normally, you can expect the hair grafts to fall out in about six weeks, after which the new hair that emerge will become permanent. Modern techniques ensure that your transplanted hair will grow in a natural direction and the hair growth at the donor site will not be adversely affected. The procedure will leave a very small straight-line scar that can easily be concealed by surrounding hair.
After a successful surgery, you can expect a full head of natural-looking hair that requires no special care and attention. Regular washing, styling and trimming are all that’s needed to maintain your new hair.
Some potential side effects & problems
Hair transplant surgery has been proven to be very safe and effective. But as with any surgery, there are risks involved, especially during the healing process. Infection, bleeding, scarring, sensation loss and the possibility that the transplanted hair not surviving the procedure are some of the minor and rare problems that may occur.
Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions on pre-surgical preparation and post-surgical care. Closely following these instructions greatly helps lessen the risks of complications setting in.