Consider age for hair transplantation

Here are some of the most important recommendations of dermatologists for hair transplants. People who intend to do this operation should avoid it at a young age and wait until at least 30 years old

Recently, Borzoo Arjmand posted a photo of himself on one of his social media pages, announcing his hair transplant. This became an excuse to go to the subject of hair loss and growth again and from another perspective to get more information about hair transplantation. Hair transplantation or so-called hair transplant is one of the most effective ways to prevent baldness, which has attracted a lot of attention in recent years.

Hair is one of the organs of the body that helps a lot to the beauty of a person and when he suffers from hair loss, many people are worried and seek treatment for it.

We talked to Dr. Mohammad Ali Nilforuzadeh, a faculty member at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, about when and how to start hair transplantation. Join us.

What are the main causes of hair loss?
Each branch of human hair has a growth cycle that is genetically designed for it and this cycle includes growth, aging and hair loss. On average, she sheds 50 to 100 hairs a day. Of course, this number varies from person to person. As a hair falls out, new hair replaces it. The problem starts when the hair loss is more than the new hair growth or the new hair growth is weak. In this case, after a while, the total number of hairs will be reduced and the person will notice a reduction in the volume of his hair. This is the main cause of hair loss. In fact, various factors can affect the hair growth cycle and cause temporary or permanent hair loss.

What causes men to lose their hair?
The most common cause of hair loss in men is androgenic, and as the name implies, two important factors, androgen and genetics, play a major role in this hair loss. This type of hair loss is also seen in women, but it usually causes thinning hair and diffuse hair loss on the head. In men after puberty, hair begins to thin and the forehead hair to fall back with an increase in the level of androgen hormones.

Are transplanted hair real and natural hair?
You see, implanted hairs are removed from the back of the head and these hairs are not sensitive to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The effect of this hormone is to destroy the follicles, so the survival of this hair is permanent, and since the transfer takes place from your own hair, it is completely normal.

Who can have a hair transplant or transplant? No age limit?
In general, people suitable for hair transplants include people with androgenic hair loss, women with genetic hair loss, and women with androgenetic alopecia are similar to men because the hairs in their area are high-density and less likely to fall out. Localized hair loss around the hairline is caused by stretch marks on the skin of the face, localized hair loss due to the way hair is styled and applied too much to the hair, scars caused by accidents, burns, surgery or inflammatory and infectious diseases of the head. If in a young man under the age of 25 with a regression of the hairline and frontal hair loss, with a hair transplant session, we create a new hairline at the patient’s request, fuller and lower than the original growth line, this will make the patient He is satisfied, but this satisfaction will be temporary, because in the following years, with the natural progression of hair loss behind this new line, the remaining hair in the donor area will not be enough to fill his head to the new line, and his hair will look unnatural. Therefore, hair transplantation before the age of 25 is not recommended. After the age of 25, the patient reaches the stage of full maturity, and by examining the current rate of hair loss, it is possible to predict how it will spread in the future. The patient thinks more rationally at this age and considers the extent of his current baldness. In this way, having a new hairline in the shape of an adult man makes him happy and satisfied. However, this line of hair growth is higher than what we see in young people.

What about older people? Can they have this surgery?
Elderly patients in their late 6s, 7s, or even 8s can be good candidates for hair transplants because many of these patients wish they had only a small amount of hair and do not want thick hair.

Does implanted hair fall out?
Usually, in any way that hair transplant is done, 2-3 weeks after the transplant, the hair enters the resting phase and falls out. Of course, the hair roots are healthy and alive and only the stem falls out. Hair regrowth begins 3-4 months later and it takes a total of 6 months for the hair to grow fully.

How can a person with a hair transplant start a normal life?
It varies according to the patient’s type of work. If he has an office job and does not deal with the client, he can go to work from the second day, but if he is dealing with a client, he has to wait a while for his appearance to improve. This time also depends on the type of grafts implanted. If the follicular unit technique is used, it may take 2 to 3 days and in round and slotted grafts 2 to 3 weeks.

Is hair transplantation safe?
Hair transplant surgery is a heavy operation. Many patients may be reluctant to do it, but usually if the hair transplant is performed by an experienced dermatologist who is familiar with the details of skin and hair diseases and observes standard physical and sterile conditions, he will not have any side effects. However, there may be temporary side effects after hair transplantation, including mild swelling in the forehead that can be relieved by adjusting to a semi-sitting position during sleep for the first few nights and a cold compress immediately after hair transplantation.

What is the difference between hair restoration and transplantation?
Restoration is usually done by hair restoration companies that weave or attach synthetic hair between hairs. This is often accompanied by more hair loss, but in hair transplantation, the hair is moved from the back of the head to the front of the head.

Does hair transplantation strengthen the former fluffy hair or not?
Men’s hair loss is a permanent and permanent process, and there is no other way but to use minoxidil and finasteride to strengthen a person’s existing hair, which is related to his genetic status and the possibility of future hair loss. Of course, it should be noted that if hair transplants are performed by people without scientific competence, there is a possibility of damage to the existing hair and the hair may fall out due to damage.

Who should take minoxidil after hair transplant?
In people with thinning hair, about 1 month after hair transplantation, the previous hair may enter the resting phase due to stress and fall out. This hair loss is normal and is more noticeable in women. This condition can last for 4-6 months, and this backup is uncomfortable but temporary, and the appearance of the implant site returns to normal as it comes out of the resting state and the implanted hair grows. Usually, to strengthen the previous hair, one should use strengthening drugs such as minoxidil, finasteride and multivitamin, and in most cases, it is necessary to continue taking these drugs, especially minoxidil, for a long time (sometimes for life).

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