How New Hair Helped Me Regain Confidence

Hair Replacement – How New Hair Helped Me Regain Confidence

The most valuable asset a balding man or a woman is their confidence. In fact the same is true for a person with a full head of hair. Hair loss is a major concern for most of the people. One study revealed that men are more concerned about losing their hair than Women, who on the other hand are relatively unconcerned.
Most people don’t realize that hair loss is treatable and baldness is not an inevitable outcome. It’s a natural process for a lot of people but all the while their confidence is suffering. Hair loss can result in a variety of psychological and emotional issues associated with how we perceive ourselves, and how we think we believe other people perceive us.
It certainly has an effect on the way people look—the loss of the hairline, for example results in a more aged appearance. This dramatically affects the way people see themselves and often contributes to them losing confidence.

The way people look is highly and certainly affected by the hair loss. More aged appearance is created, for example, by the loss of the hairline. This contributes to them losing confidence and dramatically affects the way they perceive themselves. Factors that can cause hair loss are

•           Medications, vitamins, or minerals. Drugs which are used to treat depression, blood pressure, heart problems or gout; radiation treatment or chemotherapy for cancer patients; low levels of iron or protein or unusually high levels of vitamin A; birth control pills for women can cause hair loss.
•           Illness. fungus infections such as ringworm of the scalp; Thyroid disease, severe infection, or flu can also contribute to hair loss.

The changes that take place in the body like for women, childbirth may cause temporary hair loss

TREATMENT OPTIONS

There are drugs approved by the FDA to treat pattern baldness (hair loss resulting from hereditary causes). Permanent hair loss can also be treated by hair replacement procedures, such as hair transplantation methods (such as punch grafting, slit grafting, micrografting) and by scalp reduction. The hair replacement procedures which are most suitable are determined by the patient’s circumstances, desires as well as the type of hair loss. The hair replacement procedures are well performed by the hair specialists in Jaipur. These procedures when experienced to correct the hair loss and associated mental and emotional trauma helps to regain the lost confidence.
There is a procedure used over the last decade is an option for some people with hair loss, done mainly to help people heal after joint surgery. The procedure is called PRP (platelet-rich plasma). The hair specialists in Jaipur perform this test skillfully.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR HAIR REPLACEMENT?

Candidates for hair replacement procedures as per hair transplant surgeons include:

•           A person who has lost some hair as a result of burns or other scalp injuries

  • Some women with female-pattern (genetic) hair loss
    •           The people who recently experienced hair loss.

•        Men with male-pattern baldness

  • WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT?

Hair replacement is not recommended for the following people:

•           People who form keloid scars that can result from trauma, surgery, burns, or radiation injury.
•           Women exhibiting pattern of a diffuse, or wide-spread, pattern of hair loss
•           The people who already are not found to have sufficient “donor” sites (hair-bearing portions of the head from which hair-bearing skin is taken and used to transplant hair to the recipient).

COMMON HAIR REPLACEMENT PROCEDURES

 

Hair Grafting or Hair Transplant

There is an outpatient hair replacement procedure performed in the dermatological surgeon’s office called Hair grafting — also called a hair transplant. The different types of grafts have different characteristic features, like while slit grafts contain around four and ten hair, micrografts contain only one to two hairs per graft, and punch grafts hold 10-15 hairs. Strip grafts (long thin grafts containing 30 to 40 hairs) and mini-grafts (containing two to four hairs)Into the scalp are also available. Into the scalp, local anesthetic is injected and sedation for relaxation and comfort is available if needed.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING AND AFTER THE PROCEDURE?

A portion of the hair-bearing scalp from the back of the head is removed by the surgeon in hair grafting. With Varying amounts of hair in each graft, the removed scalp is cut into small segments by the surgeon, which, when transplanted produce a very subtle thickening and “natural” look into the balding area.
In each session, 50 or more hair-bearing segments are usually transplanted. The surrounding hair usually conceals the “Donor” site which is closed by stitches. The scalp will be cleaned then covered with gauze and, if necessary, a bandage after the grafting session is complete. It takes approximately 10 days for stitches to come out.

DURATION OF THE PROCEDURE: HAIR GRAFTING

To achieve satisfactory “fullness” several sessions maybe needed. A healing process of two to four months is usually recommended, after each session.

DISCOMFORTS OR SIDE EFFECTS WITH HAIR GRAFTING

There are certain side effects associated with Hair grafting which usually go away within one to three weeks. Among the most common side effects are:

1. Swelling
2. Bruising around the eye
3. A lack of feeling or sensation around the “donor” and “recipient” sites of the scalp
4. “Donor” site having itching
5. Swelling
6. Bruises around the eyes
7. The “donor” and “recipient” sites of the scalp facing crusting.
8. A lack of feeling or sensation or a numb feeling around the “donor” and “recipient” sites of the scalp

 

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