Like good health, and youth, most people take thick head of hair for granted; and that is, until it is gone. The good news is that there is something that people can do after they lose a portion of their hair. Victims of hair loss or baldness can benefit from hair transplantation.
Hair transplantation, also called follicular transplantation, originated in the United States in the 1950s. Since then, lots of changes have been made to improve the surgical procedure’s safety and effectiveness.
The procedure that is hair transplantation has its long list of pros and cons. The major benefit associated with the procedure is that it is natural. It does not require transplants to be sourced from anywhere else besides your own head. From any part of your head with thick hair, you can have the bald sections restored. The operation gives you, as a patient, and the opportunity to have your youthful, vigorous looks restored.
The procedure is not life threatening. As a matter of fact, hair transplantation only requires local anesthesia and patients who undergo the procedure are often allowed to go home on the same day.
Besides being safe, hair transplantation procedure is painless. The only discomfort, however, that patients have to go through is that associated with initial administration of local anesthesia. This discomfort does not last long and it is also manageable.
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, and like all surgical procedures, it has its fair share of cons. These are worth as much attention as the attention you would give to the pros associated with it.
Most important of all, the procedure does not give 100 percent results. Successful procedures are known to make hair grow in areas that were formerly bald. This is a good thing. However, success rates range from low to medium.
Secondly, success operations require not just surgical expertise but also artistry. A combination of these two sets of skills produce exceptional results. If one of these skills is lacking, then hair may be implanted in the wrong direction or it may move during the healing process. If any of these two scenarios happen, then newly grown hair will look unnatural.
Thirdly, hair transplantation is a costly affair. It will require you to dig deeper into your pockets to hire surgeons with a good reputation. After the procedure, still, you will not be able to resume your usual schedule immediately. Ordinarily, your surgeon may recommend that you take a home rest. This rest may last for 1 to 3 months.