As the popularity of hair restoration surgery rises and more people consider hair transplant as viable treatment option for hair loss, the question arises for the safety of the procedure, the post-op care and maintenance of the transplanted hair.
Hair transplantation is a very safe, relatively minor procedure. It s an outpatient procedure that is performed under local anesthesia while the patient is watching T.V., listening to music or just simply falling asleep. Once the hair is harvested from the donor area, the units are cut under the microscopes into 1-4 follicular units. and place into the recipient area according to their size. extreme complications during and after the hair transplant procedure is very rare, and there is very little discomfort at the grafted area. Most hair restoration specialist apply small dressing for the first night,once the dressing is removed a loose hat can be used to cover the area. A post op care is usually given for cleaning the recipient and the donor area.
Small crusts may form on each grafted area, and these can usually be camouflaged by an existing hair that be combed over the recipient area, or wear a hat or a few days after the procedure camouflage products such as Dermmatch, Couvre, or Toppix can be used. These crusts will flake off by 10th day after the surgery. The transplanted hair growing from the scalp may initially be shed, however the roots remain and will be dormant for 10-14 weeks, at which time the new hairs will all begin to grow in gradually.
While complications are rare, some side effects such as minor inflammation can occur around newly transplanted hair follicle and usually responds well to warm compresses. The recipient and donor areas usually heal with no visible scarring and are covered by transplanted hair or surrounding hair. Infection is extremely rare, but some people may get mild swelling after the procedure. Patients can return to normal physical activity after a couple of days and resume daily routine 24 hours after the procedure. For extreme physical activity or exercise, it is a good idea to check with your doctor first.
The hair restoration specialist is usually able to anticipate the progression of hair loss of the native hair in the future and may suggest a medical hair regiment routine to slow down the hair loss or additional hair transplant may be considered in the future to address the continued hair loss.
Dr. Mike Meshkin, a hair transplant specialist with many years of experience has offices in Los Angeles and Orange County, Beverly Hills, Irvine and San Diego. He offers many advises to his clients for hair restoration surgery using the best hair transplant techniques and is constantly looking for ways for the advancement of hair transplant techniques for the benefit of his clients. Dr. Meshkin is a very hands on hair restoration surgeon and with his many years of experience offers a comprehensive approach for best hair restoration and best hair transplant techniques as well as revisions on old hair transplants.
To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques to find out the cause of your hair loss and give the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs, that also fits your budget. If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation to find the cause for your hair loss and the cost for hair restoration procedures.
If you are suffering from hair loss or hair thinning you can contact us at (949) 219-0027 to schedule for a free consultation or visit our website at www.MeshkinMedical.com.