Although the modern procedure for hair transplant has gained a lot of popularity and prominence in recent times, a common worry gripping patients is how painful the surgery will be. They are also concerned about the duration of post-operative recovery. Read on to dispel these doubts in your mind.
Local anesthesia –
It is used in the affected region before the surgery so you will not feel any pain at all! Therefore it becomes very imperative for you to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon equipped with the latest treatment methodology and bandwidth to perform the surgery on you.
Generally, there are four stages involved with the modern hair transplant procedure, namely:
The entire process kicks off with consultation. Your chosen surgeon will assess the type of baldness you are suffering from as well as your medical history, before initiating any procedure.
Administer anesthesia –
Before the start of the surgery, the surgeon will administer anesthesia to the affected region to lessen any pain or discomfort.
Harvesting hair graft –
In Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT), hair follicles are harvested differently and inserted in the required areas. In FUT, small strips of hair follicles are removed from the sides and back of the scalp and inserted into the bald areas after dissection. In FUE, individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor areas and inserted into the affected area of the scalp with the help of an electronic punch.
Recovery phase –
Your surgeon is expected to write and explain to you the do’s and don’ts during the recovery phase existing for the following few weeks. You must pay attention to the prescribed guidelines and bring any discomfort faced during this period to the notice of the surgeon.
Taking care of discomfort (if at all) post surgery
Every surgeon follows his own protocols and methodologies to reduce discomfort and expedite the time for recovery. Some dermatological rashes and redness is quite common after hair transplantation. With proper care, these generally heal in a few weeks.
The most commonly prescribed medicines are Prednisolone to prevent swelling, Tetracycline to prevent infections and Paracetamol to cut down on pain, if any. The patient generally recovers quickly within the stipulated time-frame.
A bad hair transplant?
Although the process of hair transplantation in the city today generally follows the latest technology and is quite affordable too, what if you end up with a bad hair transplant owing to either poor execution or an outdated procedure? You do not need to worry; there are several ways to overcome this hurdle as well.
To rectify this, the alternate treatment is either a FUT or a FUE. Both these genres require high level of specialization so it is important for you to visit a reputed clinic and be under the supervision of an experienced surgeon. Eventually, the scar heals completely and the affected area gets covered by new hair growth.
In case of an earlier treatment gone wrong, in order to rectify the same the need of the hour is camouflaging the badly-placed grafts. The surgeon generally places micrografts before the larger existing grafts to camouflage the affected area. Another viable option is removing the earlier grafts. In this procedure, the existing grafts are removed, dissected and again distributed to give the patient and better and more professional finish to the entire surgical process.
Hope you could find your answer. Incase you need to ask something very specific, the PLCSC Hair Transplant clinic Team will be more than happy to resolve it. You can directly contcat us from the form here. We will give a call back at the earliest