Hair is one of the most visible parts of a human being, which connects many psychological aspects with the fact that sometimes hair loss can also cause personality-related problems in an individual. Recovering hair can mean restoring confidence and increasing self-esteem.
However, hair transplant is a delicate procedure that requires the follow-up of a series of pre and post-operative recommendations that are discussed with the patient and delivered in writing for timely compliance. These guidelines are essential to achieving optimal results.
So, if you are planning to get a hair transplant, here are some factors you should consider, before and after a hair transplant:
#1 Take into account the genetics of hair loss that exists in your family.
Notice how your relatives, who are in the vicinity of 50 and 60, look. If you are in your 20s or 30s and you see anything in common with them with regard to the way your baldness is proceeding, you can have a better understanding about the pattern of your hair loss in future.
The above is essential, as you may require extra transplants to cover the regions where you will continue losing hair. Else, you will wind up with patches of baldness.
#2 Optimum recovery time.
The recovery is quick and discreet. Between seven and fourteen days after the hair transplant, you can resume your ordianry life. In addition to the indicated care, we also recommend not consuming alcohol or any other related product for 48 hours and not smoking during these days.
However, the final results of a hair transplant process require time and patience. Hair growth can be seen after the third month, and after 8 or 9 months of the intervention, the results are entirely visible.
#3 Is it painful to go for a hair transplant process? Is hair transplant safe?
Hair transplant is neither painful nor unsafe, especially if done by experienced specialists, using the latest in surgical technology.
#4 How long is a transplant session?
It depends on the session a cosmetic clinic performs. However, in general, the complete hair transplant process should last between 4 to 5 hours.
#5 Is there an age limit for these interventions?
There is no age limit for the hair transplant process as long as the patient has good health and a good donor, both in thickness and in the hair standards.
However, although the age window for hair transplantation spans from 18 to 80 years, most surgeons propose, in the case of men, to get it done between the ages of 30 and 40, for the reason that it is viable to predict the future progress of alopecia. While in young people less than 30 years of age, hair loss is not stable.
#6 What is the successful outcome rate in these procedures? Is hair transplant permanent?
It is considered that the survival rate of transplanted grafts is greater than 95% in androgenic alopecia. Meanwhile, in cicatricial alopecia, it may be less but the improvement in these cases is still very evident for the patient. Highly qualified and experienced personnel are key to the success of a hair transplant.