Hair transplantation (also called hair restoration or hair implantation) restores hair by the transplantation of new follicles in the areas of baldness or spleen. Healthy follicles come from other parts of the body, most often back or side of the head. This can be done by removing one tape of the skin and hair or by removing the follicles individually. The number of transplants required depends on the patient and the size of the treated area. Typical operation involves between 1,000 and 3,000 grafts.
Like health and youth, most of us are healthy for the rest - that is, until they disappear. For many people, hair transplants can help restore what appears to be full hair - or at least complete. If your thinning or baldness is really bothering, the procedure can be a way to make you feel more confident about your appearance. But first, talk to your doctor what you can expect during and after surgery.
What is Hair Transplantation and what are the main techniques used in Greece?
It's the type of surgery that moves the hair you already have to fill the area with thin hair or not. Doctors have been making these transplants in the United States since the 1950s, but the techniques have changed much in recent years.
You usually have a procedure at the medical office. First, the surgeon cleanses your scalp and injects the medication to nourish your head. Your doctor will choose one of two methods for transplantation: FUSS or FUE. With FUSS, the surgeon removes the skin band 6 to 10 inches from the back of the head. It puts it to the side and closes the closed head. This area is immediately hidden by the hair around her.
Apart from traditional FUE or FUT/FUSS techniques, some can envisage some hair implantation instead of hair transplantation. They can use Biofibre brand synthetic hair to cover part of their head by choosing the type of hair, the colour and or the length.
Then, the surgical team shares the removed scalp band in 500 to 2,000 small offsprings, each with individual hair or just a few hairs. The number and type of transplantation depend on the type of hair, the quality, color and size of the area where you are receiving the transplant. If you get an FUE procedure, the surgical team will shave the back of the head. Then the doctor will remove hair follicles one by one. The area heals with small dots that will cover your existing hair.
After this point, two procedures are the same. After the graft preparation, the surgeon cleans and cripples the area where the bristles will break, create holes or slits with a scalpel or needle and gently put each graft into one of the holes. They will probably get help from other members of the transplant team. Depending on the size of the transplant, the process will last about 4 to 8 hours. You may need another procedure if you continue to lose your hair or decide if you want more hair.
Expectations and Recovery of hair transplantation in Greece
After surgery, the scalp may be very gentle. You may need to take pain medications for a few days. Your surgeon will have bends on them for at least one day or two. It may also prescribe antibiotic or anti-inflammatory for several days. Most people can get back to work 2 to 5 days after surgery.
Within 2 to 3 weeks after the operation, the transplanted hair will fall, but it should begin to notice a new growth for several months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months. Some surgeons prescribe minoxidil (Rogaine), hair lifting agent, to improve hair growth after transplantation, but it is not clear whether this works.
Risks and costs of various hair restauration treatments
The cost of hair transplantation will largely depend on how much hair you move but usually ranges from $ 1500 to $ 15,000. Most insurance plans do not cover it. Greece is known to be one of the best competitive country for hair restoration.
As with any type of surgery, transplantation has risks including bleeding and infection. There is also the possibility of scarring and new growth of unnatural hair.
By the time the new locks begin to develop, some people have inflammation or hair folliculitis, called folliculitis. Antibiotics and lining can alleviate the problem. It is also possible to suddenly lose some of the original hair in the area where you got a new thread called shock-loss. But most of the time, it's not permanent.