Do you know that 80% of all men experience hair loss or thinning before the age of 45? Research also shows that around 44% of all women experience some form of hair loss before the age of 42, as well. A “graft” is the typical term for a band of skin comprising hair. Grafts can be taken from any place on the body, but they are characteristically nominated from the posterior scalp. Surgical tools determine the size and shape. Hair graft transplantation involves extraction from the hairy scalp’s site or a vast piece of this scalp from a donor site and cutting this into minor pieces to use for the recipient site. These follicles are then placed in the thinning area of the scalp. The grafts formed in this manner vary in sizes and shapes. Rounded shapes usually comprise about 2 to 6 hairs. The mini type encompasses about two to four hairs; and the micro variety, one to two hairs. So, several surgical procedures may be required to achieve suitable fullness, and a healing of several months is generally recommended between each procedure. This period may contain up to two years. The color and texture are the desire of patients. Bristly, gray or light-colored hairs are better in coverage and then, dark colored hair. The number of plugs largely depends on patients. But the number can be up to 2000 to 4000 per procedure. Before surgery the donor site is trimmed so that easy extraction will be performed. For extraction, your surgeon may use a distinct tube-like gadget made up of carbon steel that helps the round root out of the donor area so that it can be substituted in the site to be enclosed usually the anterior area. For other sorts of grafts, your surgeon will use a penknife to remove small segments of hairy scalp area, which will be divided into minute segments and relocated into minute slits on the scalp. When roots are taken, your surgeon may intermittently inject a slight amount of saline solution into the head to maintain the strength of skin. For proper circulation, grafts are placed about 1/8 the inch. Care should be taken in removing and placing of to ensure hair growth in natural direction
- Dehydration: According to the recent research, grafts can subsist around 15-minutes in a dry environment before dying. It aids them in a liquid solution.
- Oxygen: donor sites giving follicular units are deprived of oxygen, so function loss.
How many grafts do I need for hair transplant?
This is the most enquired question: how many grafts do I require for hair relocation? The response is that it fluctuates from person to person. Although every patient has different pattern of baldness so the question “how many grafts” usually in a patient can be defined as;
The patient has almost 6500 to 7000 grafts available in his donor site for extraction.
The average size of the baldness in the patient is almost 220-centimeter square. It is divided as:
- The anterior half which is about 80 to 100Centimeter square.
- The posterior half which is about 100 to 120 Centimeter square.
For example; you can place 4500 grafts in the anterior half and 2500 in the posterior half. This will produce the appearance of completion in the anterior half and a slightly thinning look in the posterior half. Usually, 2–3 surgical procedures are needed to place 6500 to 7000 grafts.
Variations for patients in hair graft transplant:
1. Donor Density: Many patients can get at least 7000 grafts but there are those that only have 5000 and those that have as much as 9000.
2. Features: Patient with good hair features like thick density as it is always better than fine.
3.Head Size: more head area is the grafting.
Do all transplanted hair grafts grow?
Within 14 to 28 days after surgery, the transplanted grafts will fall out, but 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months. It usually occurs within the 7 to 26 days after the surgery, and it is accompanied by bleeding. Usually, hair goes through a cycle of development, and after hair graft transplantation it will continue its cycle of development. So, depending on its cycle, it will start to grow after36 to 40 days and continue up until 16 to 20 months after the surgery. This is presuming that all the careful steps of hair graft transplantation are done properly. In the hands of a surgeon, a patient has a high growing rate. So, it’s of important value to research the surgeon and his staff for better results. However, follicle survival is dependent on many factors like how grafts are removed, operated and cared for implantation. Grafts removed by FUE will have a survival rate of 88 to 90% by an experienced surgeon but, FUT survival is up slightly.
How long does a hair transplant last?
While seeing a hair graft transplant, it is that wonder how long a hair restoration results will last. After completion in procedure, you can notice the new hairline. However, many patients observed that the newly uprooted hair falls out within 14 to 36 days. But you will start seeing new growth in a few months in a permanent way. It takes around six to eight months before you can see noteworthy changes in growth. The complete outcomes of the transplant will be visible after 360 to 380 days.
In most cases, a hair transplant will last a lifetime because strong follicles are transplanted into thinning or bare areas. However, a hair graft transplant’s lifetime can be affected by features like the hair types, routine, age, and the degree of hair loss. Nowadays, hair transplants are painless, harmless, and natural-looking.
Do hair transplants look natural?
If you meet the right surgeon at the right time then hair transplantation is natural and gives the best appearance. Patients obviously are worried about their results. If you meet the right surgeon then your head will not look like a doll or teddy bear’s head. The best hair restoration surgeries involve natural mimicking. The hairy area is considered the most important aspect of the head. Within 55 to 60 days after the procedure, you will commence to see the outcomes when your hair starts to grow back. This is not a wig or anyone else’s hair. It is your natural hair relocated from your donor part, so there is no reason why it should look unnatural as long as the procedure is done by a surgeon’s team using the latest expertise. The color, texture and growth rate of the relocated hair will have the same characteristics of your natural hair.
However, some hair looks unnatural because of transplantation of hair in such a way that they don’t match the exact angle and direction of native hair, also using different donors of hairs other than scalp parts imbalance, unskilled surgeons and team. If you want outstanding results from an experienced surgeon then you can contact at our clinic.
Is it possible to get a hair graft transplant in Lahore Pakistan?
Yes, our clinic has been performing this procedure through the FUE method for the last many years successfully. If you can search on the internet , you will find many before and after photos and videos of this procedure exclusively performed at our clinic. You also send us your close up photos through WhatsApp +92-333-430-9999