Do you ever feel like you got the short end of the stick when it comes to your hair? All of your friends still have a thick head full of hair, and you are left with thinning hair that is full of bald spots. Premature hair loss is common, all over the world. There are many medical and dietary conditions that cause it. However, early hair loss can also be caused by genetics. Genetics usually means that there is little you can do about it, but with a visit to your local hair transplant clinic, you may be able to regrow your beautiful head of hair. Before you head to your hair transplant clinic of choice, be sure you know the risks and procedures associated with the hair replacement process.
Multiple medical and genetic tests
Your hair transplant clinic specialist may want to run a series of medial and genetic tests to diagnose the cause of your early hair loss. While the cause is not extremely important to the treatment of the hair loss, it can be an important part in identifying other important medical conditions. Replacing your hair with a hair transplant can minimize the important warning sign of anther medical condition.
These medical and genetic tests can help to rule out any major causes of the hair loss. It is, however, likely that it is caused by a simple genetic Alopecia. Androgenetic Alopecia or common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. The odds are that this is the cause of your early hair loss and it can be corrected with a FUSS or FUE hair transplant procedure.
Planning of specific procedure
The two most common hair transplant procedures today are the FUE and the FUSS hair transplant. Most hair transplant clinics offer both of these treatments and one may be recommended over the other, based on your specific hair loss condition. Each hair transplant procedure has its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Your hair clinic specialist will discuss, in depth, the different procedures and how they relate to you.
Recovery time and possibility of future transplant procedures
Although some hair transplant procedures can last for a long time, most of them are not permanent. You may have to have multiple procedures for one hair transplant. You also may require additional hair transplants in the future to regrow the hair. You will want to keep the possibility of future hair transplant procedures in mind when choosing the specific type of procedure.
The FUSS is invasive, has a higher complication rate, leaves scars in the back of the head, and limits graft harvesting due to pulling of the scalp in future procedures. FUE, however, does not limit future graft harvesting in the same way. If you require a hair transplant procedure with minimal invasiveness and a short recovery time, a FUE transplant may be a better option. It is also important to note that the FUSS hair transplant procedure may require additional procedures in the form of scar revisions.
Regular post procedure check ups
Depending on the invasiveness of your hair transplant procedure, you may have to follow up with multiple sessions. Considering that the FUSS hair transplant procedure is an invasive procedure with high likeliness of scarring, you will likely need to play to make multiple follow up visits with your hair transplant specialist. The FUE transplant, although it may not last as long, often requires fewer follow up visits.
Hair transplant procedures are quite common, especially in the United States. With 35 million guys enduring some level of hair loss or baldness in the U.S. alone, hair transplants are an extremely common procedure. When considering a hair transplant procedure, you want to evaluate your options. You also want to be prepared for the process, including any pre and post medical visits. You should be prepared for a series of diagnosis medical tests, as well as post medical and scar revision checkups. You should also carefully consider the different types of hair transplant procedures with your hair clinic specialist.