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What you need to know about hair transplants: A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that removes hair from the scalp.
It can be done with either a comb or scissors, and involves removing the hair follicles, cutting out the root, and replacing it with a new hair strand.
If your scalp is still painful, you may be able to avoid surgery by using a hair transplant with a special gel or hair transplant cream.
Read on to find out more.
What you need: A comb (or scissors) to cut out the hair.
Hair gel (or cream) or gel roll, to replace the old hair.
What you should know about scalp transplant: A scalp transplant may not work on all people, but a lot of people are successful.
There’s a higher risk of side effects, including dry scalp and hair loss.
The process usually takes about two weeks, and can sometimes be painful.
It’s often performed at home, although some surgeons will even do it at a clinic.
What do you need?
A comb, a razor blade, scissors, or a gel roll to cut and replace the hair strands.
You may need to use different hair colors for different patients.
What should you do before the surgery?
Get checked out at a local clinic for any possible complications.
There are many treatments available, including anti-nausea drugs, antiseptic creams, and even surgery.
How long does it take to get the hair back?
A few hours, but sometimes more.
If the hair is too long, it can be cut off altogether.
Is there a waiting list?
People are sometimes waiting up to six weeks for the hair transplant surgery.
You might want to consider doing it at home first.
If you have an open wound, you might need to take a cut.
Is the hair still painful?
If it’s been cut too short, the cut may become infected.
Can you get a hair replacement?
Yes, hair transplans are sometimes done with a gel or cream.
There is a waiting period, but it’s usually around four to six months.
Is it safe?
The procedure is usually performed by a plastic surgeon, but some surgeons are also using a combination of surgical instruments, such as a scalpel, scalpel blades, and a scaleneer.
What about people who have already had hair transplations?
A small percentage of transplants in the US go to people who already had transplants, or who are at risk of hair loss due to infection.
For people who are not at risk, hair transplant procedures can be performed at a hospital.
It may take longer to get hair back, but if it’s done properly, hair should grow back much faster.
What are the risks?
There’s no evidence that the procedure causes permanent damage to the scalp, but hair transplant patients should get checked out regularly.
If there are any complications, these can be treated by taking a different medication.
How much do I have to pay?
Hair transplant procedures typically cost around $800 for the whole procedure.
Hair transplants at a salon cost $200 to $250.