Last Updated on March 11, 2023 by admin
Often when we think about hair transplants, we have a very negative visual of somebody “trying too hard”. But we’ve come leaps and strides since the 80’s comedy depictions of men going through a midlife crisis.
And the uses and reasons for transplants are myriad. Every day there are more and more innovations within the hair transplant industry in order to offer hair transplant solutions that give consumers the best hair transplant results.
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Why Hair Transplants and What the Costs Involved Are
While hair loss has been proven to be quite damaging to one’s self-esteem, it’s not just those suffering from hair loss caused by age or unlucky genes that benefit from the strides within the transplant industry.
There are many who actually suffer from illnesses that cause hair loss or take medication that might have hair loss as a side-effect. Another myth surrounding transplants is that most patients get transplants to just cover up bald patches, but transplants can actually stimulate normal hair growth again. A hair transplant cost can vary widely, but you can prepare to pay $4000 – $15 000.
When Should You Get Hair Transplants?
We obviously don’t advise those with an interim hair loss problem to get transplants. Transplants should only be considered due to permanent and severe baldness or illness.
Those who recently had COVID often experience after effects like cracked teeth and hair loss because of the fever associated with the illness and not the illness itself.
Although every case and individual is unique, it is the overall recommendation from medical experts to wait at least ‘till you are 30 years old before undergoing the procedure.
The other key element to consider is how much natural hair is still left. Although it is obvious that those with thinning hair should be at the front of the queue for transplants, it’s not going to help you much if you don’t at least have enough or thick enough hair to actually transplant to the affected area.
What Kinds of Hair Transplants are There?
There are two different types of hair transplants: FUE and FUT. FUE is recommended for those who are thinning at the top or front of their head and with minimal natural hair left. FUT is recommended for those with significant balding around the crown of their head.
Are There Any Side-Effects When You’ve Gotten Hair Transplants?
As with most medical procedures there are some possible side-effects in terms of hair transplants. This doesn’t mean that you will necessarily get these, but the information is shared to make individuals aware of things to look out for.
These possible side-effects include bleeding after the procedure, infections, an itchy scalp, bruising around the transplant area, hair loss due to shock loss (NOT to be confused with permanent hair loss!), a loosened scalp and hair curling.
But before you start running for the hair loss hills after reading all of these, remember that these side-effects range between mild to the extreme and only some or even none could apply to you and your situation.
Are Hair Transplants Hard Work?
Your new lovely locks come with some maintenance, yes. One of the most important things to strictly adhere to is the way you wash your hair. Individuals should follow the instructions given to them by their medical practitioner to a T shortly after the procedure.
But after the transplant area has had time to heal, there’s not much to worry about and you can simply enjoy “whipping” your new hairdo like Justin Bieber.