Genetics, unhealthy lifestyle, irregular sleep patterns, work stress, poor environmental conditions like polluted air and water are some of the leading reasons for hair loss in men and women. Although there are alternative medicines or lifestyle changes that can reduce hair loss, the only permanent solution is to get a hair transplant. The latest research shows that majority of individuals that opt for hair transplants are males in the age group of 25-40 years. Just a few years ago, hair transplants were associated with affluent individuals in the age group of 40-55 years. With hair transplants becoming more affordable and the technology more reliable, more and more people have started opting for hair transplants at a younger age.
The trends and research in hair transplant techniques and procedures have vastly improved in the last few years. Back in the 80s, the doctors used to transplant sections of hair called hair plugs and place them on thinning areas. With time these hair plugs were quite visible giving a very unnatural look. Gradually the focus has shifted to creating perfect hairlines and placing individual hair follicles in thinning areas to create natural-looking results.
Later the popular transplant technique used was Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT), where the doctor cuts a strip of skin from the back or side of your head and extracts individual hair follicles. Although effective, the procedure used to leave a linear scar at the site of the donor area. Also, the recovery time period was longer.
Most surgeons now perform a technique called Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). In this technique, individual roots are extracted from the donor area and transplanted to the thinning areas one by one. This is the most effective technique in terms of minimal scarring and a faster recovery period.
Hair transplant techniques have evolved over a period of time and there is a lot of further research and advancement happening every day to provide clients with natural-looking results. The outcome of the results however largely depends on the doctor performing the transplant. Before the transplant, a good doctor will generally consult and examine your scalp health and look for a healthy donor area. She will give you a realistic plan of the procedure and the expected outcome.
Over the years, hair transplants have become quite reliable if done at clinics that have great knowledge and experience regarding hair loss and transplants. Clinical studies show that 85-95% of all the implanted grafts grow very easily in the implanted areas. This high percentage of success is indicative of the fact that hair transplants have become very reliable and quite successful in providing the best and long-lasting results.
Below are some of the critical success factors for getting the best results from a hair transplant:
- Understand the type of procedure and the technology that the hair transplant centre uses.
- Visit the center for a consultation to better understand your treatment plan and the expertise of the staff.
- Quality & experience of the hair transplant centre – Do your research and look for online reviews and results of previous clients.
- Don’t take your decision based on the cost of the treatment. You do not want to end up in a situation where the results are not as per expectations and then spend more money to get it corrected which may or may not be possible.
- Follow pre and post procedure guidelines properly.
At Looks Studio, our primary focus is to provide you with the most natural-looking results using our trademarked Bio-integrated FUE technique. Over the years we have successfully treated 20000+ clients and are ranked as one of the best hair transplant clinics in India with lots of positive reviews and 4.7+ ratings on all social media platforms. The reviews speak for the reliability of our results. Book a free consultation today!