- 1 What to do in case of advanced baldness?
- 1.1 What types of hair transplants are there? FUE or FUT
- 1.2 R & d Pros and Cons of Follicular Unit Extraction
- 1.3 Fut Pros and Cons of Follicular Unit Transplantation
- 1.4 When a dream becomes a nightmare
- 1.5 Beautiful full hair — forever!
- 2 Factor Hair Activator
Pros and cons of a hair transplant
What to do in case of advanced baldness?
Once hair loss is advanced, this can have a negative effect on self-confidence. Although male pattern baldness is socially accepted far more than hair loss in women, men often feel uncomfortable and less attractive with increasing baldness. In most cases, numerous products have already been tried, until finally, as a last resort, a hair transplant is considered.
But a hair transplant is a surgical procedure that also carries its risks. In this article, we’ll teach you the pros and cons of a hair transplant so you can weigh up whether this option is really right for you.
What types of hair transplants are there?
FUE or FUT
In hair transplantation, the hair follicle is removed at one point of the body and “planted” again at another. Numerous hairy body parts are suitable for the removal of hair follicles. Even body hair is suitable for transplanting, but most often the hairs are taken from the safe “donor zone” on the head, which are resistant to the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). For men, this is the zone in the rear and lateral head area. In women, this is often more difficult, as diffuse hair loss usually occurs on the entire scalp and therefore there is no safe donor zone.
In the so-called FUE method, hair follicles are occasionally removed with a hollow needle and then reinserted just as occasionally. This is done in a multi-hour and often even multi-day operation under local anaesthesia, depending on the number of so-called grafts to be transplanted.
In the FUT method, also called strip technique, a complete strip of tissue is removed from the back of the head area with the scalpel and the open area is sewn. The FUT procedure also uses local anaesthetic on the patient. The hair follicles are then extracted from the removed tissue strip and used in the bald areas, just as with the FUE process.
R & d
Pros and Cons of Follicular Unit Extraction
A clear advantage of the individual removal of the follicles is clearly the minimal, almost invisible scarring. Due to the fact that each hair is removed individually and offset from the donor zone, the removal is no longer detectable after about 10 days with regular healing. Although you need to take special care of your scalp for several weeks and not sleep on the freshly transplanted hair, you do not have to plan a longer holiday with this method. You can easily go to work the next day, as long as you don’t have to wear a helmet or hat, swim in chlorine water or do extreme sports.
But as with all surgical interventions, this method has its drawbacks. Everything stands and falls with the doctor who performs the operation. Unfortunately, there is bitter competition for the ever-growing market for hair transplants. Low-cost providers from abroad lure you with cheap offers. But be careful! Cheap is not the same good. Often it is not the doctors themselves who take the hair follicles themselves, but assistants who are more or less experienced. If an inexperienced doctor or assistant damages the hair follicle during the extraction process, the transplanted hair does not grow and the follicle dies. Depending on the number of hairs that are damaged during removal, you will sooner or later get a problem, because you do not have an infinite number of hairs available in the donor zone. So if you choose the wrong clinic, you may end up with fewer hair on your head than before, despite hair transplants. Not to mention the financial damage that a failed surgery entails.
The FUE method, due to its work intensity, is associated with higher costs than a hair transplant with the FUT method.
Pros and Cons of Follicular Unit Transplantation
With the FUT or Strip method, the risk of damaging the hair follicles during extraction is far less present, because they are extracted from the removed skin strip under the microscope. The yield in this type of hair transplant is higher with less time, which makes this method significantly cheaper.
However, by removing entire skin strips, one or more linear scars are created at the back of the head, which remain visible depending on the hair condition and length. In addition, there is a longer and more painful healing phase, in addition to the usual risks of surgery on the head.
When a dream becomes a nightmare
Scars, infections and loss of hair follicles
Caution should not only be exercised when removing the follicles. The aesthetic transplanting of the individual hair follicles is also a true art that not everyone masters and for which it takes a lot of feeling and experience. In particular, the hairline can quickly look artificial if you don’t work mindful here. It is not for nothing that the restoration of a natural hairline is one of the most common corrections among hair operations.
Proper transplanting of the hair follicles in the direction of hair growth is also important. Again, it often comes to a bad result when the surgeon needs some practice. Who wants to have “wild” hair in the opposite direction of hair growth?
In addition to the purely aesthetic aspect, hygiene also plays a major role, because you can not only catch germs, but also some infection if you have not worked cleanly and hygienically. Google once for “hair transplant gone wrong”. The pictures are not for the faint-hearted. If there is an infection due to a lack of hygiene, the hair follicles cannot grow properly and they lose not only the invested amount, but also the transplanted hair, which you now lack in the donation zone. In addition, there can be unsightly scarring, which is difficult or impossible to correct.
Beautiful full hair — forever!
Long-term results for a more youthful appearance
Be sure to put yourself in experienced hands and don’t save at the wrong end. Hair transplants, even if they take place under local anaesthesia, are not something you should take lightly. If you have the financial resources, first talk to various doctors and let them show you real results. Don’t give in to the advertising promises of cheap vendors, even if they may be tempting. Ask specifically who will perform the extraction on you. There are hair clinics where the doctors still put their hands up and do not leave the extraction and implantation to their assistants.
If the hair transplant is carried out by an experienced specialist under hygienic conditions, you can look forward to long-term and natural-looking results. Even if hair is transplanted into the areas on the head, which is affected by hair loss, the hair follicles are immune to the influence of DHT and the implanted hair should not fail. It is important that the freshly implanted hair follicles are optimally supplied with the necessary nutrients so that the hair can grow well.
Keep in mind that the result can still change visually. A hair transplant does not protect against progressive failure of the remaining main hair, which has not been implanted. This can then either make a new hair surgery necessary, or you prevent further hair loss with appropriate care.Please enter correct post id for Video SEO Post
Factor Hair Activator
Effectively prevent further hair loss
For an optimal hair transplant result, it is important that the already existing and also the implanted hair are adequately supplied with nutrients.
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You can use Factor Hair after 5–7 days after a hair transplant (further) once the first crusts have formed. It is important that you do not have any infected or open places.
We would be happy to advise you in our customer service if you have further questions about the use of Factor Hair after a hair transplant.