Thinning or hair loss is a common occurrence especially in men. However, medical reports have recently shown that this disease also suffers to approximately one fifth of women. Contemporary cosmetic surgery, however, can deal with this problem.
Hair loss is primarily caused by aging, hormonal changes and hereditary tendencies. The cause of hair loss can be but also the stress of a tragic event or burn. In this case, the transplant can be both imitative.
Before the operation
The whole operation is carried out under local anesthesia and can take a relatively long time (depending on the size of the graft surface). It is divided into two phases:
- In the first phase collected transplant scalp - usually on the back of the head. Size downloaded transplant can vary (it all depends on the size of the bald spot), but usually has the shape of a strip with a width of about 1.5 cm and a length of 10 cm. Immediately before surgery, the hair in the donor should trim the length of about 2 mm. The remaining hair does not need to shorten.
- In the second phase timing obtained is divided into smaller pieces of skin mini strains containing from 3 to 6 and micro strains follicles containing from 1 to 3 follicles. Micro strains unlike the mini strains are used rather to limit establishment of the future behavior of the hair to the subsequent natural appearance.
Strains with micro tweezers hair are inserted into the incision made in the skin prepared for transplantation. These incisions are usually formed using a special scalpel and their size would roughly correspond to the size of inserted grafts.
After the operation the head is assumed flexible sterile dressing which not only protects the stitched wound in the donor at the back of the head and positioned transplants, but also prevents a large swelling at the place of transplantation. The dressing is usually removed on the fifth day after surgery, and the patient can wash his hair. In place of grafts formed small scabs. Taking massage with olive oil will speed up their detachment (up to 14 days should fall off). Period of return to full fitness is approximately five days. The stitches on the back of the head after stapled download sites are removed after about two weeks.