In what seems a relatively new procedure in the cosmetic surgery industry, hair loss affects not only older males but the younger generation and females too. Changes in hair growth and loss for men and women can be due to hormones, stress and diseases such as alopecia. Treatments are carried out as day surgery, with an estimated 50,000 men receiving hair transplants each year. encyclopedia.com
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Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body, called the 'donor site', to a bald or balding part of the body known as the 'recipient site'.
Within this procedure, grafts containing hair follicles that are genetically resistant to balding are transplanted to the bald area.
Hair transplantation can be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair and to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants. This minimally invasive surgery differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin.
Pre-operative folliscopy will help to know the actual existing density of hair so that postoperative results of newly transplanted hair grafts can be accurately assessed. Some patients may benefit from preoperative topical minoxidil application and vitamins. For several days prior to surgery, the patient refrains from using any medicines which might result in intraoperative bleeding and resultant poor grafting. Alcohol and smoking can contribute to poor graft survival. Post-operative antibiotics are commonly prescribed to prevent wound or graft infections.