Can all subjects undergo an autotransplant operation?
Unfortunately not; not all subjects can undergo an autotransplant operation. There are circumstances in which it is preferable to avoid hair transplantation but fortunately there are many more cases in which the autotransplant can be performed without any particular problems or anxieties. Below we list the most frequent causes that prevent a hair transplant from being performed:
1. A parameter of primary importance, for example, in order to advise or advise against transplantation, is the quality and quantity of hair in the donor area in relation to the size of the area affected by alopecia and which must be recovered. Depending on the degree of thinning or baldness and on the basis of one's donor area, in fact, an intervention can be and must be discouraged in order not to disappoint the patient's expectations.
2. Another factor that affects the possibility of undergoing an operation is the patient's state of health. For example, if the subject is diabetic or cardiopathic, the surgeon must objectively evaluate the risks and decide whether or not to submit the patient to the transplant.
3. Finally, there are chronic diseases such as alopecia areata, in which the immune system attacks the follicles themselves, causing hair loss, or severe seborrheic dermatitis that affects the scalp causing irritation and itching that make the affected subject difficult to operate.
Does hair transplant last forever?
The transplanted hair is taken from a "safe" donor area, genetically stronger and not prone to alopecia and this guarantees that the transplant is permanent. The bulbs taken from this area, in fact, do not have the DHT receptor, the main cause of baldness.
However, there are some factors that can affect its durability and durability over the years.
In fact, it may happen that follicular units are taken from non-safe donor areas or that the donor areas are of low quality, causing the loss of transplanted hair over time. To these aspects must be added the experience and skill of the surgeon who must be careful not to damage the funicular units during extraction.
The best clinics in the world are careful not to carry out transplants when they cannot guarantee permanent results.
Finally, self-care plays a fundamental role in how the transplant lasts over the years.
What to expect once the transplant is done?
Hair transplantation is a safe operation, there are no chances of infection or rejection as the hair used for thickening belongs to the patient who undergoes the operation, however it is necessary to follow some guidelines to avoid problems and discomfort.
After the surgery, the scalp is slightly sore but a painkiller will suffice to resolve the discomfort. It is important not to touch your head and not to scratch even if the operation can generate a little itching that must be controlled with antihistamines.
After 2/3 weeks the transplanted hair begins to fall out and then gives way to strong and healthy hair. Regrowth occurs within 4 months of surgery and reaches the final result in 12 months.