Hair treatment procedures are considered elective cosmetic treatments for men and women who have lost their hair significantly. Hair loss can be in the form of thinning, spot baldness and pattern baldness. Pattern baldness is the major form of baldness in men in which the hairline recedes gradually.
There are different approaches to fill the thinned or bald area. Sometimes there is required to have surgery several times to have satisfactory results. Medical or surgical or combined methods can be applied for this treatment. For surgical procedures, anesthesia is required. Hair color, type of coverage and texture of the hair are among important factors for hair transplantation procedure. Following the surgery, you feel better appearance and self-image.
If hair transplantation is performed in the doctor’s office in the following steps:
•The surgeon cleans your scalp and injects it with local anesthetics to numb the area. The surgeon may also use medicine to relax you.
•The doctor will choose one of the transplantation methods
•In FUSS strips of your hairy scalp will be removed and then will be separated into single or small groups of hair. In FUE individual follicles will be removed on by one by the surgeon after shaving the donor site.
•The surgeon makes small incisions in the recipient site (bald area).
•Then hundreds or even thousands of healthy hairs will be placed in the incisions carefully.
PRP is done in the following steps:
•The surgeon draws out the patient’s blood
•The blood will be centrifuged to separate the plasma from red blood cells
•The platelet-rich plasma will be drawn up into a syringe
Here are different procedures to fill the thinned or bald area:
•Hair transplantation: removing hair from one part of the body (donor site) and transplanting to another part (recipient site) including FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction), FUSS (follicular unit strip surgery), FIT, BHT, FUT, FUG, SUT. The last five ones vary in the location of the donor site.
•PRP (platelet-rich plasma obtained from patient’s own blood is injected under the scalp for growth promotion)
•Scalp reduction (removing the skin from the bald area to reduce the size)
Hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia by a plastic or dermatological surgeon.
After the surgery your doctor may prescribe these medications:
•Antibiotics to manage infection at affected sites
•Anti-inflammatory medications to subside the swelling
You can return to your work after several days. The transplanted hair may fall weeks after the procedure. It is normal and is a sign of the growth of new hair. In most people after 8 to 12 months, the growth of new hair becomes noticeable.
After hair transplantation, your doctor may suggest taking medications like minoxidil and finasteride to prevent recurring hair loss and enhance hair regrowth.
- It is notable that Individual leaflets based on the patient/client plan will be offered to you including instructions before and after procedure and also for upcoming follow-up. During your staying in Iran, you will be fully supported by Exon English and Arabic translation team, who will be happy to assist with any concerns or queries that arise.
Bleeding and infections are common risks among the surgeries. Hair transplantation specific risks which will be resolved after several weeks include:
•Scar tissue formation
•Swelling and inflammation (managed)
•Folliculitis which is due to infection of the hair follicles (managed by antibiotics and compress)
•Bruising around the eyes
•Crust formation at the donor or recipient site
•Lack of sensation in treated areas
•Temporary and sudden hair loss at areas near to treated areas known as shock loss
Note: This package information is provided by the scientific team ofExon Health Paradise Co. and is not intended to replace the medical advice of your doctor or healthcare provider. Please consult your healthcare provider for advice about a specific medical condition.