How to get a new hair transplant in a few hours
What happens to a person’s hair when they have hair loss?
And how long will it take for it to heal?
We talked to Dr. Roberta Cottrell, a plastic surgeon at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, who specializes in hair loss surgery, and a few other experts to find out.
(Sarah Parnass/The Washington Post) Here are five things you need to know about hair loss:1.
The body uses a number of different mechanisms to get rid of hair.2.
Hair loss has a genetic component.3.
Hair can regenerate its own hair.4.
Hair regrows when the immune system fights back against the infection.5.
Hair takes a while to repair.1.
What happens when someone loses hair?
Dr. Robert A. Cottrel, a surgeon at UAB, said the body’s natural response is to destroy the damaged tissue in the hair follicle.
This causes a temporary loss of hair that may last a few weeks or months, depending on the severity of the injury.
Hair that regrows after a period of time has a new layer of hair, which takes longer to grow back.2.)
What happens in a hair transplant?
Dr Cottrerel said a hair graft may be performed after the person has had surgery to remove the damaged hair follicles and have a second surgery to repair the follicles, but it doesn’t have to be done within weeks.
The graft can be performed up to six weeks after the initial surgery, so the patient may have to wait months before it’s ready.3.)
What’s the difference between a hair replacement and a hair restoration?
The hair transplant is more common when the hair loss is a result of a genetic disease, such as baldness or thinning hair, or when the person is under a lot of stress.
The hair transplant uses specialized surgical techniques to remove hair from a person.
The patient’s body may also repair hair lost after a trauma or disease.
Dr Cettrell said the hair transplant may be the best option for people who have had previous hair loss, who are experiencing hair loss but don’t want to lose it, or for people with chronic conditions that can affect hair.
“It may not be the most permanent option, but for the people who are most in need of a new hairstyle, it’s the one that’s going to give them the most hope,” she said.4.)
How long will hair regrow after a hair transplants?
Dr A.C.C., who is a professor of plastic surgery at the university, said a good hair transplant can be done in two to four weeks after surgery.5.)
What if the person still has hair?
When someone loses their hair, it usually regrows quickly.
However, if the hair is still attached to the body, it can take up to seven months for the hair to grow new hair, according to Dr Cottregrell.
If a hair loss affects the hair shaft or scalp, the patient can have a third procedure to remove and reattach hair, called a biopsy, to repair damage, she said, which can be completed within a year.6.)
What does a hair biopsy look like?
The procedure involves an incision made in the skin at the base of the hair, where the hair was cut.
The skin is then scraped clean and the area examined for hair.
The scalp is then taken and a sample of the skin is taken from the area.
Hair follicles are removed, and new hair is implanted.
Dr A Cottres, who is also the president of the American Academy of Hair and Facial Plastic Surgery, said patients can choose between two treatments, depending in part on whether the person feels more confident about the results of the biopsy.
If the patient is concerned that the results might affect his or her ability to do work, Dr Cettreres said patients may prefer to go through a third biopsy procedure.