Hair Transplant Facts

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There are some interesting facts and myths associated with hair transplantation which every individual should know before jumping into the surgical procedure. Although hair transplantation is a simple procedure, some risks or after-effects are associated with any surgery, so it’s always advisable to consult experienced surgeons prior to surgery and take their expert opinion about the procedure.
There is a famous quote which states nothing should be hidden from doctors and even trivial information like allergy to specific medicines or environmental conditions should be shared with the doctor, which helps the doctor to treat patient better and efficiently. Generally, patients would be prescribed for blood tests to diagnose bleeding or clotting problems and usually advised not to consume Aspirin products before surgery.
Overnight care is required for the operated area and the patient can resume normal activity within a day. Strenuous activities should be avoided initially for a month’s time post-surgery.Some swelling, mild pain, bruising, and discomfort around the graft areas and around the eyes would prevail for some time which can be controlled with a mild pain reliever such as aspirin. A rare case of infection or scars is also observed which can be taken care of.

False

falseCommonly found myths associated with hair transplantation are-

  • Lifelong care is required for transplanted hair.
  • Hair should not be washed after hair transplantation.
  • Hair transplantation is very painful.
  • Hair starts growing immediately after hair transplantation.

True

trueThe Facts of these myths are-

  • Initial couple of days care is required post which hairs can be treated normally. Hairs can be combed,cut, colored any time and there is absolutely no second thought to it.
  • Hairs can be shampooed regularly to keep it clean but for first week wash according to doctor’s advice. It helps to prevent hairs from infection.
  • Across the globe, hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia and the pain is very minimal which does not require much medication. It can be well managed by the patient. In few cases, if there is complete baldness then surgical procedure requires more time than normal cases where sedative injections are given to patient to make them sleep during the procedure.
  • The planted hairs generally fall down in 2 to 6 weeks and start growing in 3 to 4 months; good natural and cosmetic result is seen in 6 to 7 months and complete result comes in around 10 to 12 months.