Your hair is one of your major assets in enhancing your personality. With each haircut, one gets a new look viz-a-viz a new personality in the eyes of others. Thus having beautiful hair is something that concerns majority of people around the globe. However some people might lose out on this asset due to multiple reasons like heredity, health issues etc. Fret not, technology today offers solutions to almost everything and for people suffering from balding or, hair transplant is the most obvious solution.
However one needs to do a thorough research before opting for a hair transplant treatment. It is a medical procedure and the risks are as dire as they come if one is not careful in selecting their specialist. Due to lack of knowledge people tend to go for the wrong treatment which doesnt provide satisfactory results, making the treatment a complete waste of money. Hence it is important to find a specialist who has experience and happy clientele list.
There are two types of hair transplant:
FUT:Follicular Unit Transplant is a procedure where small strips of scalp are extracted from the sides or back of the head to supplant on the balding area.
FUE:Follicular Unit Extraction method is less invasive and involves the extraction of singular hair follicles with the help of a punching device and placing them on the recipient area.
Usually people tend to get confused between the fundamental differences of these treatments. A good hair transplant doctor has to be equally acquainted with both the treatments. Given the technicality and precision required to conduct these treatments, one needs to trust their doctors completely. But if a doctor is not experienced then he/she might confuse between treatments or suggest the wrong method to you, resulting in unsatisfactory outcomes. In certain cases, the hair looks artificial and the whole point of a hair transplant is negated. Hence it is important to find a hair transplant doctor who can effectively perform both FUE and FUT with significant precision.
A successful hair transplant might require the mixing of both the methods. That is why a good plastic surgeon uses Trichophytic Closure and Dissolvable Stitches after reaping the strip of follicles in a sterilized location in the FUE method. After the hair on the back grows back even if the person gets a close hair cut, the scar is not visible to the naked eye. Most doctors restrict themselves to the knowledge of FUE treatment which is not enough to give out perfect results in some cases.
Having a deep knowledge about both methods is imperative to get good results. An expert can reduce the occurrence of scarring.
Another thing one needs to keep in mind before opting for a treatment is to get a feedback from someone who has already got the treatment done. Expert hair transplant doctors try to perform their treatment with negligible scarring and avoid infection. There is a high risk of infection if the wound is not properly taken care of or an infected scalpel is used to during the treatment. One should always cross-check the doctors reputation, credibility and qualifications before trusting them with their money.