Transplantation surgery is usually executed as the concern of outpatient department. It may include a mild level of sedation by injecting anesthesia. However this is an optional case. More people prefer to get the anesthesia injected in order to get rid of pain. The impact of anesthesia usually remains for six to seven hours. Scalp of the patient is cleaned through medicated shampoo and then some antibacterial agent to prepare the area for surgery. Strip harvesting is one of the most common techniques of hair transplantation surgery.
In this technique, the hair strips have been removed from the donor site. Donor can be any person who bears good hair growth. First, the surgeon has to analyze the donor site precisely. The areas of green region are figured out. Green regions are those scalp areas which have best hair growth due to better blood supply. After marking the areas, surgeons harvest the strips from donor site. If it is needed to treat complete baldness, the surgeon will suggest making an arrangement of several but similar donor sites. These strips may be picked through single, doubled or tripled bladed surgical scalpel. After successful strip harvesting which is the most crucial part of the surgery because the surgeon needs to keep the follicles alive. If the follicles are removed in an unskillful manner, the follicle interaction will also not remain successful or even cause infection after surgery. This is a little bit crucial operation inheriting more risk. It is a low cost treatment as compared to the other alternatives available in the market. It has been exercised popularly than the other methods. The donor will get hair back on the area from which strips were harvested. It may leave a very thin (probably equal to the width of a hair) scar on the donor site place in round or square shape. The shape depends on way through which strip was taken off.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
In the procedures, it is a little bit different from the strip harvesting. It contains individual follicle unit harvesting from the donor site and then inducing it in the patient’s scalp. It is more advance and more accurate process. It is consistent with the hair patterns to give a more suitable and natural look. Nobody even understands whether it is a real bunch of hair or a transplanted one. It includes individual follicle extraction and then induction and then induction thus it is a time taking procedure. It is costly and needs more micro hair transplant technological expertise. But at the same time it has more success rate compared to the former type of the hair transplant. This process takes more time, so it may be performed in one shot or different ones. Hair growth after the surgery starts in a month or two. But complete hair sprouts come out after a year and then the growth remains regulated as natural one. It needs a complete post operation medically prescribed care without which it does not give proper results. It is the most terrifying thing if your follicles die before sprouting. It is a noticeable fact that if a follicle dies at one pore, the same pore becomes infertile for good. It can never give a sprout any more. The post surgery care might include the use of prescribed medicated scalp care products which are supposed to remain in use even after a year. Some remarkable side effects may include immediate swelling on head and forehead area which becomes vanished after three days. You should pay attention if it does not vanish in four days. The surgery is very sensitive, therefore every unusual stance must be discussed with the consultant.