Hair transplant is a kind of surgery where hair is permanently restored by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas. It’s also referred to as hair restoration or implantation. The process of hair transplant has been performed since the 1950s, and due to technological advancements, it has significantly improved. Healthy hair follicles are taken from other areas such as back or side of the head to where implantation is to be done.
After the hair transplant surgery, your scalp may become incredibly tender, and you may require taking discomfort drugs for some days. On other occasions, you may need to wrap a bandage for a day or two.
Hair growth after transplant will occur in 3 phases which are:
· -Dormant period (0-4 months)-The transplanted hairs shed their original hairs. Typically, no hair growth is seen at this time.
· -Emergent period (4-8 months)-New hair gradually appears.80% of the hairs emerge by eight months. The new hairs will often be fine
· -Maturation (8-12 months)-New hair thickens. The frizzy haired patient may have curlier hair for a few months. 15 months after hair transplant surgery, complete hair growth should have been felt.
After new hair growth commences, some people may experience an infection in hair follicles (folliculitis) but upon taking some antibiotics and compresses the infection will soon cease.