Hair transplant surgery is a surgical procedure that involves transfer of healthy hair follicles to parts of the body that have no hair. It could be done to fill hairless parts on the head, eyelashes, eyebrows, facial hair, chest and any other parts that may require hair. Hair surgery is a permanent process as the hair follicles are removed from the individual’s body and they grow naturally & permanently in the new area. There are two conventional procedures; Strip excision (FUT) where the doctor removes a strip of hair from a place with thick hair growth and plants it into the bald/thinning area. The other one is Follicular unit excision (FUE) which entails harvesting individual hair follicles and implanting them into the bald/thinning area.
Research on the procedure
It is important to learn about the various procedures available during the consultation. This allows you to decide which treatment will best suit you. Learning about the different methods will give you confidence in going ahead with procedures.
Book a consultation
Before any surgical intervention, it is essential to seek an opinion from the doctor. This will give you a chance to ask questions and get expert advice on the best approach. The doctor will also explain the things that you need to avoid and the kind of medication to use.
Don’t have a haircut before your surgery
The donor area should have enough hair for the transplant, so it is important to let it grow long enough. The hair will also come in handy in covering the surgery stitches so that they are not exposed.
Cut back on smoking and Alcohol
Smoking and alcohol affect your healing and recovery. It is advisable to cut out tobacco for at least 24 hours before the procedure. You should also abstain from alcohol for at least a week before the procedure. When going for hair transplant surgery or any procedure in general, you must take care to avoid unnecessary complications.
Massage your scalp
Take approximately 10 minutes per day prior to the surgery, to massage your scalp. This is done to soften the skin and improve skin tone and blood circulation around the area.
Avoid any blood-thinning medications
Some of the medicines like aspirin or other blood thinning medicines should be avoided before hair transplant surgery, they may increase bleeding during surgery.
It is advisable to consult your GP on alternative medicines that you need to take if you cannot stop blood-thinning medicines due to heart conditions or any other medical condition.
Hair transplant surgery is often a successful procedure, and Fortes Medical Hair Center prides itself in having some of the most qualified and experienced professionals. Talk to us today and let’s discuss your options.