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Hair Transplant – being prepared for the procedure.

Hair Transplant is a procedure that helps many people restore the confidence and self-esteem. Nowadays, not only men but women as well suffer from this indisposition. However, as the results are often satisfying, not all procedures go smoothly without any side effects. One of them is hair thinning, also called ‘shock loss’. As much as 50 to hundred hairs can be lost each day. Another problem is swelling in the areas of scalp and forehead.

This surgery is performed under local anaesthetic or sedation and lasts about several hours. There are two methods used for harvesting hair follicles. One of them is FUT method, which involves harvesting grafts using a thin donor strip and dissecting it into individual follicular units. As many as 2000 – 2500 grafts can be transplanted during a single procedure. The maximum procedure means about 5000-6000 transplanted hair.

Post-operative complications accompany each surgical procedure. Sometimes they are very intensive, sometimes almost invincible. When it comes to Hair Transplant, it is also connected with some risk. Infections or bleeding may appear, however, they are extremely rare and are easily to control. Another problem is connected with hair restoration. If too many hairs are transferred in a single session or if they are planted too densely, some percentage of them may not grow.

After the procedure of Hair Transplant, small crusts may appear, but usually they fall off within 3 to 10 days. Post-operative pain is a little and can be easily controlled with a mild pain killers. This pain lasts only one or two nights after the procedure. Approximately one out of every 50 patients has no swelling and one out of every 50 patients has severe swelling that may cause “black eyes” that last for seven to 10 days.