Hair transplant in Pakistan has soared in the last decade and is becoming increasingly socially acceptable.
Now a days the lifestyle has been changed so drastically that it is affecting our overall health. In the recent past years, the problem of hair loss has been increased at an exponential rate due to lack of sleep and nourishment.
As on an estimate nearly 60% of men and some 40% of women across the world experience hair loss
What Is A Hair Transplant?
It is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body called the ‘donor site’ to a bald or balding site of the body known as the ‘recipient site’
The surgeon usually take hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head.
Causes Of Pattern Baldness
- Hormonal imbalance
Who Can Undergo Hair Transplantation?
It is wrongly assumed that hair transplant is circumscribed to men only. But the fact is it is for both the genders since both are prone to aging.
Almost 50% of men above the age of 50 face hair loss problem and same is the case with women.
Hair transplantation can be carried out successfully to anyone suffering with hair loss or hair thinning problem regardless of the cause of this loss.
What Are The Different Transplantation Methods?
Different techniques include;
- Unshaven FUT
- Unshaven FUE
- Hybrid Technique
What Happens During A Hair Transplant?
- First of all, the scalp is thoroughly cleaned.
- Followed by numbing of the scalp by local anesthesia.
Follicles are obtained for transplantation either by FUT or FUE technique.
In follicular unit transplantation (FUT):
- The surgeon takes out a strip of scalp skin from the back of the head and closes it with sutures.
- Next, he separates the removed portion of scalp into tiny sections using magnifying lens and a sharp surgical knife.
- After implantation, these sections give a natural looking hair growth.
With FUT the surgeon can harvest and move thousands of hair follicles in one go.
In follicular unit extraction (FUE):
- The surgeon starts by marking tiny holes on the scalp with the help of a needle.
- Then he very delicately places the hairs into these holes.
- At the end of the procedure the surgeon covers the scalp with bandages for a few days.
FUE is one of the least invasive hair transplants and is a scar-less procedure.
Will There Be Any Noticeable Change After I Get A Hair Transplant?
With the advancement in the world of medicine and technology now there are Unshaven FUT and Unshaven FUE techniques as well.
These techniques give you the advantage of undergoing a hair transplant without anyone noticing that you have had a surgery. Moreover, you can keep your old hairstyle as well.
These unshaven techniques are usually opted by celebrities or by those who do not want to get their heads shaved for FUE (as FUE requires a head shave to harvest hair).
What If I Have A Weak Donor Area For Hair Transplant?
No worries! because hybrid technique is there for the rescue. It combines FUE and FUT in the same setting in order to get maximum grafts and is usually used when more than 4000 grafts are required or when the donor area is weak.
Are There Any Complications Involved?
As with any other surgical procedure, it too causes certain hitches that are short lived and vanish in a matter of days such as;
- Bruising around the eyes
- Temporary loss of the transplanted hair (they grow back shortly afterwards).
How successful is the procedure?
Hair transplants are effective procedures for restoring the lost hair growth. The success of the surgery depends on quite a number of factors including the skillfulness and experience of the doctor.
80% of the transplanted hair grow back like normal hair in an estimated time of 3 to 4 months. And the mean score of satisfaction is 8.3 out of 10.
Why hair transplant is becoming so popular?
It is trending these days because of the;
- Life-long results
- Cost effective
- Painless procedure
- Less risk of complications
- The result looks natural
- No scars as in (FUE)
- Little discomfort after the surgery
- Easiest and the quickest way to restore the lost hair.
Does The Transplanted Hair Fall Out?
The transplanted hair shed after a few weeks but there is nothing to worry about. As the temporary shedding is over, the transplanted follicles preserve their characteristics and do not shed.
Why Does The Transplanted Hair Not Fall?
The hair on the sides and back of the head are genetically programmed ‘not to fall’ even in the case of the baldest man. Baldness may start at an early age like even in 20’s or in early 30’s if someone has it in his family history.
So, these resistant and healthy hair are taken from the back and are transplanted on the top or on the front where they keep growing as they would normally have done at their original place.
How Long Does It Take To Recover?
Recovery is smooth and uneventful mostly. After the procedure the head is covered with a bandage for first 48 hours. After that it is removed and you are free to take a shower without rubbing too much.
For the first 2 weeks, careful daily shower is recommended.
However, after 2 weeks you can resume all your normal activities without any precautions.
How Can I Speed Up The Recovery Process?
- You need to abstain from smoking for at least two weeks before and after the surgery because the nicotine in cigarettes slows down the healing process.
- You are also recommended to quit certain medications.
How Noticeable Will The Scarring Be?
First of all, the scarring for the tiny incisions is almost invisible to the untrained eye.
Secondly, just like injuries are healed by the process of fibrosis, in the same way the scars are healed and fade away after some time.
Where Can I Get The Best Hair Transplant In Pakistan?
Hair transplant is absolutely a safe procedure when performed by a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon.
Cosmetic Expert in Peshawar, is Pakistan’s No. 1 clinic that offers you the best services if you are looking for a full spectrum of high quality, cost effective hair transplant services.
Moreover, it is the only clinic in Pakistan that offers you the Unshaven FUE services.
So, schedule an appointment now to experience the best treatment in town.