Hair loss is a common phenomenon across both men and women. A vast majority of people suffer from it across the globe and some have it so severe that it leads to balding. We can go through hair loss at some point in time or the other. In some cases hair loss happens due to ageing, others by illness or malnutrition. Androgenetic Alopecia also is known as male-pattern and female pattern baldness is one of the most common causes of hair loss. If you have been suffering from it then Hair Transplant Toronto will offer you the best treatments to deal with it. Here, is how hair transplant can heal you deal with hair loss.
What is a hair transplant?
Hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which hair is restored in the areas which have been severely affected by hair loss. There are two popular methods of hair transplant, the FUT method and the FUE method. The FUT method, also known as the strip method, in this method a strip of follicles are extracted and then placed into the bald area. It is an invasive procedure which leaves a huge scar. With technological advancements, it has become less opted for.
FUE procedure is a less invasive procedure, in which each follicle is extracted from the donor area and then grafted into the needed area to give the desired results. Each follicle is extracted by hand one by one, but with newer technologies becoming available, things like SmartGraft gather and store the grafts easily. These follicles are put back in such a manner so that the hair looks natural. The recovery period is usually shorter. The kind of hair transplant that you need to go for depends upon what the situation of your balding is, the availability of donor follicles and the results you desire.
How long before you can see the results?
You won’t be able to see the results right after the procedure. The new hair growth takes about 3 months to start and with full growth coming by the 12th or the 15th month. Taking proper care of your hair and scalp after the procedure will help to improve the results of the procedure.
How to take care of your new grafts?
Once you’ve undergone the procedure, the next step is to maintain it. The first and the most important step is to be gentle to your newly transplanted grafts. Avoid any sort of temptation to either rub or scratch the areas where the transplant has happened for at least 7 to 10 days. After 48 hours, you may shampoo your hair but ensure that you shampoo your hair gently and probably use baby shampoo as it is the gentlest. After the first seven days, you can start using a gentle shampoo. While applying the shampoo avoid rubbing into motions, just lightly touch it. Rinse the shampoo with the help of a cup and avoid any direct water pressure. Pat it dry with the help of a soft towel.