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Hair Transplant

Hair transplantation is one of the methods of superficial skin surgery. The doctor will transfer the hair root from an area where the hair is strong, such as the occiput or side of the head, to the area with hair problems to permanently grow hair on the areas. The hair problems are such as thinning hair or baldness, the receding hairline, and mid-scalp thinning area. Therefore, it is a surgery that must be performed by a specialist doctor at a hair transplantation clinic only.

Is the hair transplant surgery really effective?

Hair transplant surgery is the best permanent hair transplantation method to solve hair problems. It is an effective treatment of thinning hair because it is a way to transfer the hair follicle from an area with less hormonally influenced for hairloss, to an area more hormonally influenced for replacement. The transplanted hair roots are replanted, therefore they are able to grow and persist permanently, giving natural hair transplant results. It also has fewer risks or side effects compared to other hair transplant methods such as taking medicines or using hair transplant products, which results are unpredictable for each person.

Who is suitable for hair transplant surgery?

Hair transplant surgery is suitable for people with baldness problems, hair loss problems caused by genes (depending on the severity), hair transplantation for lowering the hairline in women, hair transplantation over scars such as burns, scalds, head surgery wounds, or over scars caused by hair loss from diseases. With the specialized technique at Grow and Glow, these problems will be lifted and grow new hair naturally.

Hair transplant surgery that gives natural results

At Grow and Glow Medical Clinic, there are 2 techniques to grow hair in most natural way that meet the standards of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), which are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Excision (FUE). You can get consultation for a natural hair transplant that suits you from our expert hair transplant specialists.

What are the differences between each method of hair transplantation?

In fact, the method of hair transplantation with the FUE hair transplantation technique that uses the hair follicle cell penetration method and the FUT hair transplant technique which involves a superficial incision in the scalp, both produce similar results in permanent hair transplantation. However, there may be some differences depending on the needs and hair problems of each individual as well. Before choosing a hair transplantation surgery technique, you should consult a dermatologist or plastic surgeon specializing in hair transplantation to assess individual suitability. To get the right treatment of hair transplantation, assessing the cause, age, quality of the hair and severity are necessary before the hair transplant process begins.

Types of hair transplant surgery

FUT hair transplant surgery involves the doctor taking out the hair graft from areas with strong hair grafts. The surgery will be performed with a superficial incision of the scalp along the occipital area. Then, the hair follicle cells were isolated under microscopes, getting the smallest hair root unit before transplanting the hair in the desired area. This is different from the FUE hair transplant technique as the latter technique uses a special tool with a very small piercing to penetrate the hair follicle cells, making a small hole scattered over the head and the wounds are invisible.

Surgery and recovery period

เThe FUT hair transplantation technique requires a surgery along the occipital area, resulting in a wound that is somewhat longer than the wounds from the operation of FUE hair transplantation technique that uses a small punch, which leaves a smaller wound all over the head. Therefore, after FUT hair transplantation, recovery time is longer, and patients who receive the FUT surgery should leave about 2 centimeters hair long in order to hide the surgical wound.

Number of hair grafts for hair transplantation

The FUT technique is a hair transplant surgery that allows surgeon to get a large number of strong hair grafts, because the technique is considered a standard hair transplantation method that results in hair follicle cells that are less likely to be damaged or weakened, when compared to the FUE hair transplant technique.

How much does hair transplant surgery cost?

The cost of permanent hair transplant surgery varies in each individual case, or according to the severity of the condition. However, when compared to taking medicines or using hair growth products that take a long time to see results or the outcome may be unpredictable, permanent hair transplants are worthwhile and results are more evident as well.

Hair Transplantation Frequently Asked Questions

  • The FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) procedure involves the surgeon extracting a strip of hair grafts from a donor area with strong hair growth. This is done by making an incision on the back of the scalp and then separating the individual hair follicles using a microscope. The smallest hair root units are then selected for transplantation in the desired area.
  • The FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure differs in the technique used. FUE utilizes specialized tools with tiny punch heads to extract individual hair follicles. These small incisions are spread across the entire scalp, resulting in no visible stitches or scars.

The duration of the procedure and recovery time depends on the hair transplant technique used. In the FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) procedure, a long incision is made on the back of the scalp, resulting in a relatively longer scar compared to the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) technique, which utilizes small needles to create tiny incisions spread across the scalp. Therefore, the recovery time after FUT hair transplant is generally longer. It is recommended to keep the hair longer, around 2 centimeters, for FUT to conceal the surgical incision.

Hair transplant surgery is not as painful as you might think. Prior to the procedure, the doctor will administer local anesthesia to numb the area. After the hair transplant is completed, if there is any discomfort, pain relief medication can be taken to alleviate the symptoms. Typically, the pain lasts for about 2-3 days, but it can vary from person to person. If you experience prolonged pain beyond one week, it is advisable to consult a doctor to assess the situation. 

After the hair transplant, during the first 1-2 months, the transplanted hair may start to shed, but it will begin to regrow around the 3rd to 4th month. Subsequently, the hair will gradually become longer and stronger. Approximately 1-2 years after the procedure, the transplanted hair will grow normally in the treated area and have the same strength as the surrounding hair. However, the longevity of the results depends on self-care and following the doctor’s recommendations.

After the hair transplant, it is important to take special care of yourself during the first week. Avoid activities or sports that cause excessive sweating or involve strong impact, as it may cause the hair grafts to dislodge or be damaged. For the best results, it is recommended to resume regular activities one month after the hair transplant.

A hair graft refers to a hair root or follicle that is used for hair transplant. In the FUT technique, which is a surgical method for hair transplant, a significant number of hair grafts can be obtained in each session. These grafts are usually of high quality, strong, and have minimal hair shedding. The FUT technique is considered a standard surgical method for hair transplant, as it provides hair root cells with a lower risk of damage or compression compared to the FUE technique.

The cost of hair transplant depends on the number of grafts and the technique used, which can vary based on individual circumstances. Additionally, it may also depend on promotions offered by the clinic at that particular time. However, as a general guideline, the cost per graft is:

  • 70-95 THB per graft for FUT and Shaven FUE
  • 150 THB per graft for Non-Shaven FUE
  • 150 THB per graft for eyebrow transplant
  • 150 THB per graft for mustache transplant

The cost of permanent hair transplant surgery can vary depending on each individual or the severity of the condition. However, when compared to the long-term use of medications or hair growth products that may take a long time to see results or may not provide predictable outcomes, the cost of hair transplant surgery may be more cost-effective. Additionally, it offers more noticeable and clear results.

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