Revive Your Hair: Everything About Hair Transplantation and How It’s Done
Have you ever dreamed of getting back your thick, healthy hair? Do you feel like hair loss limits your style or confidence? Hair transplantation could be the answer to your worries. In this post, we will explore in detail what a hair implantation involves and how it is carried out.
What is hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation, also known as hair transplant, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves extracting follicle units from a donor area (usually the donor area on the back or side of the scalp) and implanting them in areas with hair loss(balding area). These follicle units contain 1 to 4 hairs and are the seed for new hair growth in the depleted areas.
How is hair transplantation done?
The two most used techniques that are used for hair transplantation:
FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) Technique: In this technique, each follicle unit from the donor area is individually extracted using a precision micromotor instrument. Afterwards, these follicle units are implanted in the recipient areas with millimeter incisions that leave no visible scars.
DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) Technique: Similar to FUE, in DHI the follicle units are also extracted individually. However, in this case, no prior opening is made in the recipient area. A special instrument is used to combine the simultaneous extraction and implantation of the follicle units.
Hair Transplantation Step by Step:
Assessment and Planning:
Before undergoing hair transplantation, it is essential to consult with a qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeon to determine the cause of hair loss and to design a personalized plan for each patient. The choice of method should be decided along with the surgeon depending on individual factors and preferences. After the necessary examinations are made, the process starts by shaving the hair. The area where hair follicles will be extracted is anesthetized with local anesthetic drugs. For a comfortable hair transplant operation, special tools are used while applying local anesthesia. Grafts extracted using a punch, picked according to the case, are kept in a special solution.
Extraction of Hair Follicles:
Hair follicles are extracted from the donor area using Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) or DHI (Direct Hair Implantation) techniques.
Preparation of Hair Follicles:
The extracted hair follicles are carefully prepared for transplantation. This process ensures that the follicles are in optimal condition for implantation.
Procedures on the Recipient area:
Following this procedure, channels are opened in the area where the grafts will be implanted. The channel opening process is one of the most important parts of hair transplantation, since it defines how natural looking the hair is going to be.
Implantation of Follicles:
The extracted and prepared hair follicles are implanted one by one into the previously opened channels.
Recovery and Postoperative Care:
After the procedure, detailed instructions are provided to the patients. The healing time after a hair transplant depends on the technique used and may vary from person to person, but generally, patients are expected to return to their normal activities within a few days.
What to expect after hair transplantation?
After the procedure, it’s normal to experience some swelling and sensitivity in the scalp. These discomforts are usually mild and temporary and disappear within a few days. In the first few weeks, the tiny scabs in the extraction and implantation areas will fall off naturally and the initial growth phase of the transplanted hair begins within 3 months.
Why choose hair transplantation?
Hair Transplantation is a viable and permanent solution for those looking to achieve a fuller and thicker hair. While the cost can vary, the results are long-lasting and natural-looking. The growing process may take several months, but with patience, you can enjoy the benefits of a thicker, more robust hair. If you’re considering a hair transplant, it’s essential to consult with an experienced surgeon who can provide personalized guidance and ensure a successful procedure.
Where to get hair transplantation?
Today, there are specialized hair transplant clinics all over the world. It’s important to research the clinic’s reputation, the experience of the medical team, and the techniques used before making a decision. With more than 20 years of experience and 66.000 patients from over 45 countries, Anatomica is one of the leading hair transplantation centers in Dominican Republic. We offer all-inclusive packages- accommodation in 4 or 5-stars hotels, VIP transfers, medicine, and 24/7 Spanish & English-speaking patient coordinators.