Hair transplantation is being popular as a medical method of fast revival of one's lost hair and the growth rate of natural hair. Most of the hair transplantation techniques and methods today are well equipped to produce best desired result as to successfully bring back the natural hair. The aspects of various kinds of hair transplantation let us see what exactly is meant by the term hair transplantation.
Hair loss problem being one of the major concerns for millions of individual suffering either from baldness or signs of baldness or continuously receding hairline or tremendous thinning of hair, hair transplantation is being popular as a medical method of fast revival of one's lost hair and the growth rate of natural hair. Most of the hair transplantation techniques and methods today are well equipped to produce best desired result as to successfully bring back the natural hair on the bald portions of the scalp. The surgical procedure of hair transplantation can be differentiated into various methods which we will introduce here. But before further getting into the aspects of various kinds of hair transplantation let us see what exactly is meant by the term hair transplantation.
What is hair transplantation?
The surgical method of transplanting hair follicles from one part of the body to other parts is commonly termed as the hair transplantation. The parts of the body where from these follicles are taken are called donor sites and the the parts where this follicles are transplanted are called as recipient sites. This surgical treatment normally employed to cure the baldness of men. One of the notable particularities of this treatment is that only the grafts of the hair in the donor site where the hair follicles are inherently resistant to balding are chosen for the purpose of the hair transplantation. The good part of hair transplantation can be observed in its growing popularity as the fastest and most conclusive treatment for hair loss.
Types of hair transplantation
Hair transplantation can be of three types which are respectively as, follicular unit strip surgery, follicular unit extraction and scalp reduction. The good and bad parts of hair transplantation are uniquely different in regard to each of these methods which we will see in the brief introduction here below.
Follicular Unit Strip Surgery or FUSS
This kind of treatment is especially useful for extreme or more than average balding cases. The surgery of this type of hair transplantation allows the surgeon to remove several grafts of hair from the donor site at one point of time and the donor sites are left with several days to heal the wound. This is the oldest and most widely used hair transplantation method till date.
Follicular unit extraction or FUE
This method is more popular and more advanced than the previous one. The good part of hair transplantation using follicular unit extraction or FUE method is that it follows the transplantation in the way of our actual growth of hair. It allows the surgeon to take the hair follicle from the back of the head and transplant it in a group of 1 to four and this resembles the actual pattern of normal hair growth. Moreover, it does not cause any major cuts and scars which would take days to come into normal condition.
This type of hair transplantation is rare and does not render as good effects as the other methods mentioned earlier. In this method the whole bald scalp is required to be removed and new hair follicle rich scalp is to be transplanted there with surgical operation. The bad part of hair transplantation following this method is that after transplantation takes place, there is great possibility of tightening of the scalp and resulting thinning of hair within few years of time and moreover it is costlier than the other methods of hair transplantation.
Side effects of hair transplantation
Beside the good part of hair transplantation as a surgical method in fast treating the hair loss problem, there are some negative feedback in regard to the effect of the surgeries of hair transplantation which we can call as well to be side effects of hair transplantation. The bad part of hair transplantation are exemplified I these side effects mentioned below.
Minor side effects: Minor side effects like hair fall for a short time after the surgery following the traumatic effect on the scalp, may reduce a bit of your already decaying hair. Secondly scars or some wounds resulting out of the transplantation of hair follicles from one part of the body to others are well known effects.
Major side effects: Infection is the only possible major side effect of the hair transplant surgery. Although it is very rare to happen, the infection can lead to other physical problems for which you need to consult doctor.
The good and bad part of hair transplantation as a surgical treatment of hair loss problem as explained and exemplified above cannot actually determine the course of decision a person take for a conclusive and convincing treatment of the problem. As dermatology or medicinal as well as surgical treatment in this field are continuously evolving, this problem at any point of time can vanish from the face of the world like other extinguished epidemics of yesteryears, such as plague.