If you’re getting a little thin on top, you may be thinking about having a hair transplant. Hair transplants are an increasingly popular option for men who have experienced hair loss. If you’re toying with the idea of jumping on the bandwagon, and you want to know what all the fuss is about, here’s everything you need to know about hair transplants.
A successful hair transplant involves four key stages. The first step is a consultation. At this point, you’ll meet with your doctor, and they will examine your scalp to determine the best grafting method and ascertain how much hair to transplant and where to harvest the hair from. The second stage is all about preparing for the procedure. Your doctor will mark areas on your scalp to guide them and then design a new hairline based on the amount of hair that is being transplanted and your personal preferences. Before your doctor begins the process, they will numb the scalp using local anesthetic to prevent discomfort.
The third stage is the most critical point of the procedure. Your doctor will extract grafts using one of two methods: the strip or the fue technique. The strip method involves removing a strip of hair, while the fue method focuses on smaller clusters of hair follicles. Once they have been extracted, the grafts are prepared under a microscope and then implanted into the marked areas of the scalp. The scalp is then left to heal, and you should notice significant hair growth around four months later. If you’re thinking about having a hair transplant, but you’re not sure what’s involved, hopefully, this infographic will help you make a decision.
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