What is hair transplantation?
Many issues come up when talking about baldness, especially male pattern baldness. This is logical since Spanish society suffers significantly from this infamous disease. Hair transplantation is the best solution for anyone with this common problem. In this article, we want to offer an in-depth explanation of what hair transplantation involves and why it’s the best option to end alopecia.
Baldness has a higher incidence in individuals up to 50 years of age, though at varying intensities, since the population affected tends to increase over the years. Thus, it impacts all age groups, affecting our population in various ways.
Hair loss is tied to lower self-esteem, as it can make an individual feel less attractive and more insecure. They may even avoid the most basic social or professional relationships. Therefore, baldness significantly impacts the lives and well-being of those it affects, accentuating isolation and depression. Baldness is also currently one of the most common problems affecting younger generations. This disease has such profound implications that it goes beyond mere aesthetics and must be treated in a clinical environment with proper follow-up.
When faced with problems related to alopecia, it’s best to have an assessment from a medical professional who can offer a diagnosis that will determine the necessary treatment. This may range from topical products or hair treatments to medications or hair transplantation.
Undoubtedly, though, the most effective treatment, the ultimate cure for baldness, is hair transplantation. A specialist absolutely must perform the hair assessment, evaluating the level of baldness, the quality of the follicle, and the scalp.
Of course, genetic inheritance plays a key role in hair loss. This process can be influenced by external factors that aggravate it (stress, food, products, or hairstyles that cause aggravation). When the problem is well-established, the most effective solution is hair transplantation. This procedure consists of removing of healthy follicular units from the donor area and then implanting them in the affected area.
What is hair transplantation?
A hair transplant consists of taking follicular units from the donor area (usually the nape of the neck) to areas where there is no longer hair. This way, it will grow back without risk of rejection for the patient. Today, thanks to technological advances in the field of hair transplantation, it is possible to recover the lost hair line and density.
The hair transplant must be performed by a medical team that uses high-precision, motorised technology and equipment in order to restore the hair’s density in areas where hair loss is irreversible.
The transplant procedure is painless because local anaesthesia is administered, eliminating sensitivity in the areas of extraction and implantation. One of the latest, most commonly-used procedures is the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique. It provides better results because the follicular units are extracted and implanted one by one, guaranteeing a natural end appearance.
However, the transplant’s final result depends essentially on the quality of the follicular material, the equipment used, and the degree of specialisation the professionals performing it possess.
Hair transplantation is a simple, painless, safe procedure that can ensure natural, effective results. The procedure is painless because, as we’ve mentioned, local anaesthesia is administered, eliminating sensitivity in the areas of extraction and implantation.
This means the patient can be awake during treatment and follow the whole process: they can watch TV, talk, be on their cell phone, etc.
As long as the procedure is performed by professionals with the right equipment, it will never leave scars. You will get quality results, and the implantation will be done quickly.
Hair transplantation is a highly reliable procedure: follicular units are obtained from donor areas on the patient’s own scalp, so the risk of rejection is non-existent. There should be no problems if it is also carried out with a specialised team and the best technology.
Finding out if hair loss is normal
Normal hair loss is around 100 hairs a day, and that number can be as high as 150 in some cases. A higher number would be cause for concern, and it may mean that hair density is at risk. One way to check whether loss is excessive would be if the amount of hair in the bathtub drain or on the floor, after combing, starts to increase at an unusual rate. If this is the case, it’s very likely that there’s excessive loss, so it would be advisable to go to a hair evaluation consultation.
It’s proven that going through times of great emotional stress can lead to hair loss; in such times, an individual is 11 times more prone to it than someone not undergoing stress. It can happen to men or women.
Hair bands cause damage, especially when they are made of a very hard, aggravating material. That’s why it is best to use silicone or fabric-coated bands. Otherwise, they can damage hair through traction, making it more susceptible to falling out. This is called hair loss due to traction, which occurs due to prolonged use of overly-tight hair bands or brushing.
Genetics is another factor that can influence hair loss. However, there are no natural remedies for this problem.
When you will see results
Results start to appear after six months, and they become increasingly evident each month. In many cases, though, complementary treatments can particularly help make it possible to see visible results after three to four months.
How to choose the right clinic for a hair transplant
Hair transplantation is a very demanding, meticulous procedure. Extraction and implantation require a clinical team with high levels of technical knowledge and proven experience, based on the number of transplants they’ve performed.
The results obtained from this procedure may be compromised if aspects such as the associated cost are prioritised over the team’s level of specialisation and the technology used.Insparya uses high-precision, motorised equipment and technology called the Insparya Dual Extraction Device. It makes it possible to obtain the best possible results since it can transplant more follicular units in half the time.