Hair transplant is a surgical technique that involves moving hair follicles from one part of the body to another.
Methods of hair transplant vary from extending scalp to increase the area of hair growth, to transferring individual hair follicles to desirable areas.
Hair strands that have been moved. to another part of the same person's body continue to grow looking natural with very little side effects.

■ Why does hair transplant prevent further hair loss?


Even those with severe symptom of hair loss, usually called 'baldness,' still have good amount of hair remaining on the center back and temporal part of the head. Those areas consist of embryo logically different tissues, which are less affected by hormone changes.
Follicles that are harvested from these areas continue to grow hair on other areas, unaffected.This is the principle under which hair transplant is operated.
Human hair grow in groups of 1-4 strands from each follicle, which are called “follicular units.”
50% of Koreans usually grow two hair strands from each follicle, 30% one per follicle, and those with three to four strands per follicle consist of 20% of the population.
This knowledge has made follicular unit-based hair transplant a popular practice these days.
Implantation of follicular units as packages
with multiple hair strands from each follicle intact.
Implantation of single hair strands that are
separated from their natural groups.
01. Minimal damage on follicles equals higher chance of a successful implant.
02. Follicular units also hold follicles in resting phrase, which may increase the amount of hair by 10%
03. Concentrated implantation of 3~4 strands results in fuller-looking hair.
04. More follicles can be implanted at one time.
05. Transplanted hairs look natural growing from normal pores
Damaging follicles during the separation process
lowers their survivability and slows down hair growth.

Consulting

Progress of hair loss, drug treatment options, and other possible illnesses are
fully discussed with patients before the amount of follicles for implantations are decided.

Measuring and crafting a transplant design

The hair density and size are calculated before the removal of a donating scalp piece.
The scope, shape, and direction of hair for implantation are determined as well.

Collecting a scalp piece

A carefully measured section is removed and stitched under topical anesthesia.
Patients need not worry as scar is concealed by hair.

Extracting follicular units

Follicular units are carefully extracted under a microscope to avoid damaging follicles.

Implantation

Follicles are implanted with the angle and density considered. Hair transplant requires doctors to work with highly trained technicians for the operation to be swift and successful.

■ Right after Hair Transplant


• After the operation, where a scalp piece has been removed needs to be bandaged to absorb blood and other discharge. The transplanted area needs antibiotic ointment applied and bandaged as well for protection and to avoid any loss of newly implanted hair.


• Bandages may be removed at the clinic the day after surgery.


■ 2 weeks after Hair Transplant

Implanted hairs begin to fall out 2 weeks after surgery, resulting in 60~70% of hair loss within 3 to 4 weeks. However, implanted follicles are not lost - new hair starts to grow after 3-4 months. Hair transplant requires 1 year to get a satisfactory result.

■ Pre-Operative Instructions

• Minimum hair length of 5cm is recommended on the back head to conceal the follicle extraction wound.

• Use of minoxidil must be stopped 2 weeks before surgery (exception -.Prepecia)

• Refrain from using any medical products such as aspirin that may suppress blood platelet cohesion.

(Please let us know If medication for hyperpiesia, diabetes, cerebral infarction, angina, or any other cardiovascular activity-related disorder, is urgently in need within 2 weeks of surgery)

• Avoid consumption of alcohol 2 days before operation.



■ Instructions on Operation Day

• You must avoid eating and drinking including water 6 hours prior to surgery.

• One may still be under the influence of anesthesia after surgery, do not drive to and from the hospital.

• You may wash your hair in the morning/night before the operation, without using any products afterwards.

• Bring any medication that you are currently taking.

• Bring a large hat/cap to wear after the surgery.




■ Post-Operative Care Instructions


The day surgery
Day1 Day2 Day3 Day7
Day10 Day14
Reset
• sterilize
grafted area,
remove bandage,
• hair wash
possible
• Use hair growth products,-No massage • Light exercise possible • remove scab
• use hair growth
products
• Massage
possible
• Combing
allowed
• Casual exercise
possible
(jogging,
golf, etc)
Use of hair product is allowed
• 3 times/day, massage eye or forehead with icepack to release swollen

• Rest with pillow or cushion
elevating upper body

• Must not tilt head down or tense up
Normal activities allowed
Refrain from smoking and drinking

• Brief showering (not bathing) is permitted on the day of hair transplant.

• Washing hair is allowed 24 hours after surgery.

• Carefully dry hair with a hairdryer at a low temperature during three days after operation.



■ How to Shampoo


1 to 6 days after operation


Water • Allow warm water to smudge onto the transplanted area without directly spraying water.
Shampoo • Allow diluted shampoo to smudge onto the transplanted area without applying it directly.
Transplanted area • Not to be touched directly.
How often • Washing hair once a day is recommended to prevent any infection.
Drying • Gently dry at a low temperature

7 to 13 days after operation


Water • You may spray gentle stream of water onto the transplanted area
Shampoo • You may apply shampoo directly on the transplanted area.
Transplanted area • Gently wash your hair using your fingertips.
• You may comb your hair.
Drying • Gently dry with streaming air at a low temperature

2 weeks after operation

• Wash hair as usual






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