Hair Implants for Men

Loss of hair is a worrying experience for everybody. Men faced with balding face worries of looking older than their age, being less attractive and lose confidence in social interactions. In a culture where there is a premium on youthful good looks, loss of hair and balding is traumatic and can undermine a man’s personality. Luckily, there are options available to correct male baldness- from medicated oils and tonics to wigs and more permanent solutions in the form of hair implants.


Hair implant process involves planting of new hair into your scalp.  The hair unit or strand is removed from another part of your scalp and transplanted in the bald area where it is required.  Hair implants are actually safer options for those suffering from hair loss. Hair grafting is done by experts using advanced techniques without side effects.


How hair implant works


Hair is made of keratin which bonds the hair shaft to the scalp. With age, the body produces less keratin and the hair root becomes weaker. With the passage of time, the hair becomes thinner and breaks off. The logic behind hair transplants is that if the hair root is replaced with a healthy hair root, it will continue producing keratin, and thus hair growth would follow.


Men usually lose hair in set patterns. Men either start losing hair near the scalp line over the forehead or at the crown on top of the head. These bald spots spread till the baldness becomes very prominent. Rarely do men lose hair from the back of the head. The trichologist carries out a detailed analysis of the hair structure and balding pattern prior to starting the treatment.  The back of the head has a thick network of hair follicles, some of which are removed and transplanted to the problem bald spots. Medical stimulation is given to the transplanted hair and in some time the hair follicles take root and grow. The procedure is a micro surgery procedure and should be done by qualified trichologists. The procedure does not take very long and rarely requires hospitalization. The person undergoing treatment is asked to prevent wetting the hair for a couple of days after treatment.


The risk with hair grafting is that no doctor can predict the outcome. Hair transplant techniques are successful provided the distribution of hair follicles per graft is close the natural look as possible. Sometimes transplanted hair grows in patterns which does not look natural. At other times, the new growth is inadequate and does not cover the bald spots. Scarring at the donor site on the back of the head is another side effect. The scalp becomes very sensitive to sunburn. The treatment does not come cheap. There are places like Brazil and India where hair transplant is cheaper than in the US and UK.

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