How Effective are Different Hair Restoration Methods?

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How Effective are Different Hair Restoration Methods?

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Hair Restoration stimulates hair regrowth in bald or sparsely covered areas of the scalp. They work well as therapies for various hair loss conditions but do not prevent further hair loss; people could require further procedures for long-lasting outcomes. In addition to being a casual part of aging, hair loss and thinning can also be brought on by a medical ailment or trauma to the scalp. When experiencing hair loss, some people choose to get hair restoration for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes. This article examines the success rates of several hair restoration procedures and their duration and potential adverse effects.

What are the Types of Hair Restoration?

In a hair restoration treatment, hair is moved from the donor area, which is untouched by hair loss, to the bald or thinning area of the scalp. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and follicular unit transplantation are the two procedures available to those who are qualified for hair transplants (FUT).


  • Transplantation of Follicular Units
  • To do FUT, a surgeon would cut tissue strips into individual follicular units after extracting them from the donor location. The follicular unit grafts are then gently inserted into the tiny wounds made in the scalp, which may cause minor scarring.

  • Hair Follicle Extraction
  • The current method of hair restoration, known as FUE hair transplant, is typically preferred by patients since it results in less noticeable scarring. Each hair follicle is taken from the patient's donor area, which is often the back of the neck, and then transported to the location of the hair transplant using a specialized microsurgical needle. Whatever procedure you pick, you'll be left with a bald head for a while because the restored hair often falls out 2 to 3 weeks following your surgery. Within a few months, you should begin to detect new growth, and most people will notice 60% of new hair regrowth within six to nine months.

Success Rate of Hair Restoration Surgery

Hair restoration surgery is a successful hair treatment for reviving hair growth after various hair loss causes. The surgeon's experience and expertise and the thickness of the patient's donor hair are two crucial factors that influence the success rate of hair restoration surgery. You may achieve a small improvement in hair fullness with hair restoration. People may choose scalp reduction procedures, tissue expansion, or skin flap surgery for more profound modifications. No proper studies provide exact success rates for hair restoration surgeries. However, several smaller studies and papers offer some details regarding the efficacy of these methods.

What Causes Male Pattern Hair Loss?

Hair restoration methods are painful hair fall treatments by any means. So, what's happening besides the bald spot? When the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a modified form of testosterone, destroys the hair follicles on the scalp, it results in male pattern baldness. As the afflicted follicles gradually shrink and stop producing hair, the diameter, length, and color of the hairs they produce get smaller, lighter, and shorter.

Men frequently maintain their hair when bald at the back and sides of their heads. It is because these follicles are typically genetically programmed to fight off DHT. You may be searching for hair restoration in addition to genetic male hair loss. Hair restoration can't reverse medical problems like androgenetic alopecia areata and alopecia Universalis, which can cause you to lose small patches or all of your hair. Additionally, certain medications, such as those prescribed for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart issues, gout, and high blood pressure, as well as going through stressful situations, can result in hair loss.

Additionally, your hairstyle may be a factor in hair loss. Therefore, while braids may be fashionable in your twenties, they might not be the best choice for your 30s, 40s, or 50s. I suppose you get the idea.

Who is the Best Candidate for Hair Restoration Surgery?

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  • Men have experienced hair loss owing to male pattern baldness for more than five years.
  • Both men and women who experience burns or trauma-related hair loss.
  • Men who recognize their hair loss may continue to advance after surgery and have realistic expectations, even if they abide by prescription medication to halt this development. Some men must continue taking these drugs to save as much of their hair as possible following surgery.
  • Men and women who have been losing hair for a long time, whose pattern has stabilized, and who want to grow some more to look younger.
  • Who have undergone other cosmetic treatments like facelifts and have lost hair.

How Effective is Hair Restoration Surgery?

Most of the time, a person with a successful hair restoration surgery will have hair that looks thicker. After the surgery, however, the person can still experience hair thinning and loss, which could make their hair look unnatural. People might need several surgeries in the future for results that last longer.

People can expect the need for a "touch-up" procedure. This method can help by merging the follicles for the most natural-looking hair or filling in any spots that are not thick enough. Follow your surgeon's post-procedure instructions for the best outcomes. People may need to refrain from exercise and severe activity for a few weeks. Additionally, they might have to wait to wash their hair for a few days. Doing this will give them a better probability of having a successful hair transplant.


Also Read : 5 Ways To Ensure Your Hair Treatment Success

Possible Side Effects

Hair Restoration procedures are generally safe when done by a trained, experienced surgeon. However, some negative effects can occur even with successful hair transplants.


  • Bleeding or Infection
  • Using a tiny round surgical punch in the scalp skin is necessary for an FUE hair transplant. The professional will pluck individual follicles from the scalp to insert the donor follicles. There is a slight chance of infection or bleeding In FUE treatment.

  • Minor Scarring
  • Both the donor area and the transplant area run the risk of developing minor scars. Before deciding to have the operation, a person should discuss these risks with their surgeon. When using the FUSS technique, the surgeon typically leaves a lengthy, linear scar where a section of the scalp is removed. As new hair grows around the scar, it might blend in. However, if it widens while healing, the surrounding hair is thin, or the person wears it short in style, it might be noticeable.

    The FUE procedure may also leave minor scars in the region where the physician used the punch instrument to remove the follicles. These scars, nevertheless, might not be as noticeable as the FUSS scar.

    In some circumstances, the area around the transplanted hair may develop raised pimples. The regrowth of hair may conceal these pimples.

  • Swelling and Pain
  • Following the treatment, some people may feel pain as their skin recovers. As the skin heals, there may also be considerable swelling in the head and face. To help patients with this, their surgeon could give them painkillers.

    How to find a Hair Restoration Surgery Clinic in Dubai?

    Finding the correct surgeon is the next step if the cost and discomfort of hair transplant are not deterring you from having the surgery. Getting a personal referral from a friend is acceptable, but you should still conduct thorough research. AHS Clinic has been in business for years and has made many people happy by giving them a full head of natural-looking hair. AHS provides treatments by experienced professionals in a safe environment. However, you can visit the AHS Clinic for an Advanced Hair Check, where our experts will help you understand the reason for your hair loss and ways to fix it.

    Also Read : Tips to Research about the Best Hair Restoration Clinic in Dubai

    Conclusion

    Hair restoration surgery may be a viable choice for those who have hair thinning and hair loss. Although it might not be a long-term solution for thinning hair, it can often help many people regain their confidence and hair fullness. Book an appointment with the AHS Clinic or directly visit to get the hair of your dreams.
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An ardent believer in maintaining perfection when it comes to hair & beauty, Mr. Mones holds an electrical engineering degree and has followed his life-long love for hair through Advanced Hair Studio.

In 2002, he decided to follow his passion for hair and beauty as he took multiple courses in the field and established his name in the industry by 2004.

Mr. Mones took the opportunity to work with one of the top brands in Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, as a ‘Top Hairstylist’. He underwent training with Loreal Academy to be a color specialist and achieved the post of trainer and branch manager for the company. In 2015, he joined Advanced Hair Studio as a Hair Expert and received training from AHS headquarters in Australia Melbourne.

Quickly he became a regional trainer and technical head of Middles East and the Subcontinent. To keep up with the latest trends and upskill himself and his team, he attended multiple workshops and seminars. In 2017 he attended another training at AHS headquarters for quality control, after which he got promoted to QC Manager and Product Development head. He yearns to upskill and work towards keeping himself on top of his game in the hair replacement industry.

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