Graft Survival And Hair Transplant Regrowth

Graft survival will impact greatly on a hair transplant result; a poor yield can leave an unnatural pattern of coverage and reduced density, as well as depleting the donor hair resources which is finite

A common concern by all hair transplant patients is the yield achieved from the hair transplant procedure and causing damage to the grafts in the recipient area immediately post operation and the first few weeks of healing

Graft care during the procedure is vital, from the initial extraction regardless of the technique used, FUT or FUE, to the cleaning of the grafts and being placed in a holding solution to the placement of the grafts into the recipient sites

Preparation Of Follicular Units Under Magnification

Preparation Of Follicular Units Under Magnification

All aspects of graft handling should be performed under magnification; this ensures no damage is caused, transection kept to a minimum and only good quality follicular units are used and placed

The quality of the doctor´s technicians is vital to this process as they will handle the grafts over most of these stages and the doctors will oversee the graft handling to ensure the quality is maintained and at the same time each process is performed efficiently to ensure the grafts are not left out of the scalp for an excessive time period

Once the procedure has been performed there is little that the Clinic can do and the post-operation care is the responsibility of the patient. It is important to follow the instructions given by the clinic

The grafts are at their most vulnerable in the first week post-operation

Little to no pressure should be applied to the recipient area in the first week, the second week slight gentle massage can be applied when shampooing; the grafts are delicate and with scratching or vigorous massage they can be dislodged from the recipient sites

Over the first month the hairs that have been planted start to fall out as you shampoo, this is very normal; the actual graft or follicular unit though remains embedded in your skin

It is common when the hairs fall out they have a little skin attached to them; this is the epilithium, or the upper layer of the skin tissue that is part of the graft

By the end of the first month it is not uncommon for almost all the transplanted hair to have fallen out; and the follicular unit goes into a dormant cycle for a further 2 months

All care should be taken in the first 2 weeks to care for your hair transplant; you should always ask your clinic if you have concerns or questions

 

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