Hair Transplant for Men
About the operation.
Hair transplantation goes through several stages:
The patient performs the necessary screenings and tests, like blood tests and some skin tests. The doctor draws the front hairline and determines the density of the donor area, the area to be grown, and the number of follicles to be picked and then the entire hair is shaved, in the case of FUE transplantation, but if using DHI, or ROBOT technology, the donor area is shaved only, to facilitate the process of picking the follicles, then the area is numbed with local anesthesia and the doctor at this point harvest the follicles from the donor area via micro Motor device, and is placed in a Saline solution, called Hypothermosol, in order to preserve the life of the follicles for as long as possible outside the body, then the hair transplantation process is carried out according to the technique used.
Who are the candidates for hair transplantation?
The candidates for hair transplantation are:
- Patients suffering from genetic baldness and have a problem with hair loss
- healthy patient with no diseases that hinder the transplant and at the age of 25.
- Anyone over 25 years old.
Before hair transplantation
- The patient should stop smoking for two weeks so it doesn’t affect the results of the operation.
- He\she should generally avoid coffee or other stimulants for at least four days before transplantation, because they can affect the anesthesia
- He\she should stop taking blood-thinning drugs, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
Hair transplant techniques
This technique is done by extracting follicles from the donor area through micro-Motor, which numbers approximately 4,000 bulbs, to be grown in the treated area by opening very small channels in the bald areas with precise medical tweezers. Hair transplantation takes about (6-8) hours.
In this technique the doctor opens channels in the bald areas to be treated through Choi Pen Implanter, and then transplants extracted follicles with one click at the same time, the number of follicles that are implanted is (3,500) bulbs, and the process takes about (6-8) hours.
Sapphire technique is carried out in the same steps as FUE, with hair follicles selected one by one from the donor area via Micro Motor, then grown in the receiving area by opening small channels in bald places. But FUE is distinguished by the fact that its medical blades are made of rubies, a gemstone that prevents any damage to the scalp during surgical incisions. The process requires about (6-8) hours, through which up to (5,000) bulbs are implanted.
Tips after hair transplantation
Avoid as much as possible bending the head forward, and maintain a parallel line between the chin and the ground, for three days, to avoid swelling in the forehead area and around the eyes.
Do not wash the hair at all before the 72 hours after the operation.
Pay attention to sleep semi-vertically, relying on two pillows to lift the head, and avoid swelling, for five days.
Stay away from sunlight, heat and high humidity, for at least a month, and when going out you should wear a medical hat.
Avoid smoking, for at least two months after the operation, because it hinders the growth of follicles leading to their fall.
Be careful to use medical shampoo while washing hair, and don’t use chemical shampoo.
Continue to take the necessary treatments and medications prescribed by your doctor, which help to heal wounds quickly, and increase the growth of hair follicles.
PRP plasma needles are recommended, as they strengthen implanted follicles.
It is also preferable to take some vitamins that help promote the growth of follicles.
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