Many patients undergoing hair transplant have only one concern that will the results look natural. In the past few years, its demand has increased a lot. There is no doubt that this technology has developed a lot and it is getting even better to achieve the desired results which the patient is looking for. But still many people think that undergoing the surgery the hair looks fake.
In the 90s, hair plug was the only viable option available to treat the issue of hair loss. In this procedure, patches of tissue are taken from the back of the scalp. The grafts are taken in circular patches in around 20 hairs per graft. After that, they are transplanted into the holes from where they are removed. But its results did not give a natural appearance. This is because when the grafts are extracted from the head it leaves a circular scar on the back of the head. The main issue was that hair plugs did not actually provide the natural regrowth of hair. Instead, they looked more like a doll’s hair that someone has punched them in individual groups. But now technology has changed a lot and research is going on to effectively treat the problem of hair loss.
Natural and Desired Results
Choosing a skilled surgeon for hair transplant surgery is a must. This really helps because no one can tell that you have undergone the surgery as transplanted hair look the same as of original. One of the harvesting technique is FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). In this, the hair follicles are extracted one by one from the back of the scalp by using an instrument which is less than a millimeter. After that, they are transplanted using a needle on the recipient area. The results are natural which means they blend easily into the natural hair. No doubt, there is very less scarring which is like tiny dots and it will go away in a few weeks. With this, it is also possible to cut your hair shot.
Another method is FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), in which a strip of hair is extracted from the back of the scalp and it transplanted where hair growth is very less. This procedure is recommended for patients who need a large amount of hair to be restored. Once the surgery is done, the donor site is stitched. It leaves a linear scar on the scalp which is visible. But, the hair regrowth is natural which the patient is looking for.