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Female hair transplants - all you need to know

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24th Sep 2019 Health Conditions

Female hair transplants - all you need to know

Considering a hair transplant can be a difficult time, particularly if you are in a position where you are in the public eye. However, there are a number of ways that can undergo a hair transplant procedure without it being too obvious or disruptive to your day job. In this article, we will be looking into everything that you need to know about female hair transplants when looking into a number of hair transplant UK clinics.

FUE Hair Transplant 

When looking into female hair transplants, it is crucial to ensure that you are aware of every procedure there is available. If you are looking for a hair transplant procedure that will have very minimal disruption in the donor area, then it is important to consider FUE hair transplants. This is when the hair is removed individually from the donor area thus leaving very minimal scaring or disruption to the surrounding hair. If you have long hair, this is the perfect way to reduce the look of the donor area as this can be hidden until the hair continues to regrow. 

FUT Hair Transplant 

Also known as the strip procedure, the FUT hair transplant technique involves the removal of hair in grafts of skin. Though this is more disruptive to the scalp, their hair is removed from a strip of the skin using stereo-microscopic dissection. This way of removing the donor's hair is the perfect way to remove the hair from those that have a weak donor area or a hair type that can be difficult to work with. Though this is the more invasive of techniques, this is the perfect way to ensure that the hair is healthy over a prolonged period. 

Pre-Operation Care 

When looking to undergo a hair transplant, it is important that you begin to take care of your hair. There are a number of ways that you can begin to prepare for your hair transplant such as : 

  • Quitting smoking up to a week beforehand
  • Not drinking up to a week before the procedure
  • Limiting caffeine intake
  • Increasing blood flow to the scalp through exercise and healthy eating 
  • Avoid taking blood-thinning medication before the procedure

Though these can have differing results depending on hair type and medication that you are taking, looking after your body with the right diet, is the perfect way to achieve the best possible results following the surgery. 

Post Operation Care Instructions 

When you have had the surgery, it is important to ensure that you are caring for yourself following the procedure to ensure that you have the best possible results. Whether this is avoiding alcohol and smoking or avoiding wearing hats, this will help to ensure that the hair takes to your head and does not lead to any irregular growth. Though it will take time for the new hair to begin growing, within 3 months you will begin to have healthy hair that looks natural alongside your existing hair. 

Whether you are dealing with a large amount of hair loss, or you are just weighing up your options should you need them in the future, there are a number of options available to help you achieve the perfect hair you always wanted without leaving any scars behind during the healing process. 

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