Will Undergoing Hair Transplant Surgery Damage the Existing Hair?
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Will Undergoing Hair Transplant Surgery Damage the Existing Hair?

Published on August 25, 2021
Will Undergoing Hair Transplant Surgery Damage the Existing Hair

The whole thought of undergoing a life-changing surgical process such as a hair transplant might be extremely overwhelming. Not knowing how it would turn out and the consequences can also bring a lot of stress to the patient. You can rest assured, though. The medical and technological advancements in the field have ensured higher success rates and natural results for both FUE and FUT hair transplants. In India,hair transplant surgery is performed by Dr Satya Kumar Saraswat and Dr Preeti Saraswat at Saraswat Hospital, Agra. The doctors are certified by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS), which makes them capable of performing the best hair transplant in India without damaging the existing hair. Today, let’s take a look at the process and see if the surgery can damage your already existing.

What is the Natural Hair Cycle Like?

Hair typically grows from the hair follicles present in the skin. The protein cells present at the bottom of the follicles is where the hair growth happens. These follicles are supplied with blood vessels that promote the healthy growth of hair to maintain the natural cycle. This cycle we are talking about is divided into 4 major stages – Anagen (Growth), Catagen (Transition), Telogen (Resting), and Exogen (Shedding).

When the hair starts to slowly grow from the follicles, it starts to pierce through several layers of the skin before it becomes visible. These follicles are supplied with sebaceous glands that supply the essential oils to keep them lubricated. There are moments when due to genetic predisposition, aggravated by lifestyle issues when the follicles are damaged permanently. This prevents hair growth from the follicle and thereby end up with hair thinning or baldness.

What Happens to the Existing Hair During the Surgery?

Hair across the scalp is not affected by hair loss at the same time but when they are hit by genetic baldness, the results are striking. The best solution to Androgenetic Alopecia (genetic hair loss) is through a permanent FUT or FUE hair transplant. In India, this procedure is performed by experts at Saraswat Hospital to provide natural-looking results without any side effects.

Through this surgery, healthy hair follicles are first extracted from the donor area, and then implanted to the balding or thinning area. The existing hair present in the balding area (recipient zone) undergoes something known as miniaturization. To get the best results, professionals perform the implantation through miniaturized hair.

This condition typically occurs when working on the recipient site where the grafts have been implanted as it cuts the circulation around the scalp, and the miniaturized hair starts falling (during the shedding phase). Once that period is over, the new hair follicles go back to their growth cycle, and you can start seeing results. The one thing doctors have to keep in mind is the proper placement of the grafts to ensure they stay in place throughout the recovery period.

When Might Your Existing Hair be Damaged?

While the shedding period is a common sight post a hair transplant procedure, it is when you see prolonged hair damage should you realize that the surgery wasn’t successful. Some of the most common reasons that your existing hair has been damaged from the surgery include:

  1. Lack of Expertise: Hair transplant is known as an aesthetic procedure that should be performed by experienced doctors with steady hands. If you get it done by someone who isn’t experienced in the domain, you might experience sustained hair thinning, permanent scarring, and hair fall.
  2. Trauma to the Follicles: Since hair transplant is an outpatient procedure where the patients are allowed to go home post-treatment, it is after-care that plays a vital role in getting successful results. While the doctors provide a list of instructions to follow once you get home, if you aren’t careful, the results might be adverse.

If you’re witnessing massive hair loss even after the hair transplant surgery, the reason might be an unprecedented reaction to the medication. In this case, consulting the doctor is the first step you should take.

Why Contact the ABHRS Certified Surgeons for Hair Transplant Surgery?

Saraswat Hospital is run by a team of experts certified by ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery) that provides the best hair transplant in India using the latest equipment and modern technologies.

Dr Satya Kumar Saraswat is an MBBS with MS, M.Ch, and DNB (Plastic Surgery) degrees to his credit. As a member of several international boards, Dr Saraswat has left his mark in the plastic surgery sector. He is known to specialize in various kinds of hair restoration surgeries and has also presented his take on a modified FUT technique at the 24th World Congress of ISHRS.

Dr Preeti Saraswat is an MBBS with a PGDCC degree from the University of Greifswald, Germany. She is a diplomate of ABHRS and a lifetime member of ISHRS (International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery) with 7+ years of experience in providing hair transplant surgeries to patients. She is known for the scalp micropigmentation treatments that she has been rendering to her patients over the years. She is also a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM).

Conclusion: Going through a hair transplant surgery might be a very stressful situation for a lot of you, but when you are investing as much money into this aesthetic procedure, you should always get in touch with professionals for the same. Saraswat Hospital is run by doctors who are not only experienced but also are well-aware of the recent developments in the field, allowing them to provide customized treatments to patients. For more information, book a consultation with the experts today.

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