Hair after hair transplant requires time to grow in order to reach a certain length. It is a technique in which a surgeon removes grafts from one portion of the scalp and transplants it to other bald sites present on the skull. Occipital side (back of head) is the most common area used as donor in this surgery and all this procedure is performed by an expert surgeon under local anesthesia on a clinic or hospital. There are two main types of transplantation procedures i.e. Slit grafts containing 2 to 4 hairs per graft and micro grafts containing about 1 to 2 hairs per graft. Follicular unit transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) are the two main kinds of surgical techniques. Besides surgeons there are also other staff members who help the surgeon to perform the transplantation surgery. The number of bald human beings is increasing day by day and pattern baldness is considered one of the major causes of hair loss. There’s a difference in the pattern of gene expression in males and females. Hence, more men are bald than women and this ratio is increasing day by day. Many people suffer from different kinds of psychological disorders like Anxiety, Depression and Stress which can also lead to disturbance in their daily lives and activities. Poor diet, hormonal imbalance, certain drugs and disorders like Cancer are also the causes of baldness. Many people are taking advantage of transplantation techniques in order to overcome this problem of pattern baldness and it has proven very beneficial for different people undergoing this surgery.
Hair after hair transplant requires care because these are weak and can easily become damaged in the initial days following surgery. Certain precautions should be kept in mind like take rest after surgery and don’t perform any kind of physical activity including cricket and hockey, Take NSAIDS(Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatory drugs) for pain management and prescribed Antibiotics to avoid infection risk, Try to keep the transplanted area moist by using sterile saline solution on the specific portion for 30-60 minutes almost twice a day to aid healing, Avoid going into dirty places to prevent infection for about a couple of weeks, Start washing hair ten days after surgery, avoid weightlifting and bathing in chlorinated water for about 10 days. Person should try to follow all the precautions and instructions to boot up recovery.
Hair after hair transplant can be dyed after 4 weeks of surgery and molded to make different styles liked by the person. Transplanted follicles are minute and fragile so try to avoid dyeing soon after surgery because certain hair damaging chemicals are present in dyeing creams but dyeing prior to surgery is considered safe. A well- hydrated person may recover soon after transplantation so try to maintain an optimum hydration level to speed up recovery. The person can also download an app to determine the actual amount of drinking water. Avoid alcohol and beverages prior to surgery as these have the tendency to dehydrate the person. Take vegetables, salad, fresh fruits and a healthy diet. Avoid fast food as it lacks the basic nutrients like Keratin, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin B6 and other ingredients necessary for rapid growth of hair. Fast food not only lacks the basic nutrients but also has the tendency to fluctuate the glucose level causing prolonged recovery and other health issues. Balanced diet, rest and sleep improve the health of a person and immunity which can also lead to rapid recovery. Scalp laxity exercises soften the scalp which is beneficial for transplantation.
Hair after hair transplant also has the tendency to fall and many people may lose them after surgery as healing is a slow process occurring in 6 to 12 months. People become anxious and it’s the duty of surgeons to counsel them by saying that it’s a part of the natural growing cycle as 12 to 15% of hair is in shedding phase at any specific period of time. Soon the healing cycle will be completed then newly growing follicles will cover the bald portions of skull. Combing of hair can be done after one week of transplantation and try to avoid scrubbing the skull. Use natural herbal shampoo which is free from certain harmful chemicals. Every technique has its pros and cons and can’t replace the natural things made by nature but still these are good options to help the people who’ve lost the natural things. All these techniques are man made and have helped mankind a lot in every walk of life. As standard of living has improved, these surgeries and procedures have also been improved.