Men and women who wish to opt for hair transplant have one common and important question: Will my hair look natural after a hair transplant?
The answer is ‘Yes’. In today’s cosmetology world, due to innovation in the method of hair transplant and use of latest technology, hair after transplant provides natural-looking and permanent results.
Experience and training play a crucial role in how hair transplant ends up looking. As it is teamwork and the technicians do most of the hair follicle placement, you need to choose the best hair transplant clinic with a high success rate.
Just transplanting the grafts from the donor area to the recipient area does not make the hair transplant successful. A successful hair transplant is the one where no one knows that you have got a hair transplant done.
Of course, it also depends on several other factors.
We will discuss all the factors that affect hair transplant quality and how we deliver quality for each one of them.
1. Hair transplant surgery techniques:
People know if you’ve had a hair transplant or not depending on the surgical technique you use. There are two major hair transplant surgery techniques:
- FUE (Follicular unit extraction): FUE is a modern procedure that can cause minimal visible scarring which gives more natural-looking results. Also, there is no visible scarring in the donor area. In FUE, hair follicles are extracted by using a special extraction tool and then implanted in the recipient area. Once it heals, hair grows to look natural, and you can style it short if you want.
- FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation): In FUT, a strip is removed from the backside of your scalp. It is then divided into individual hair follicles and implanted in your recipient area. FUT can lead to visible scarring of the donor area, especially if you have short hair. So, you will have to keep your hair longer than usual to hide the scar.
2. Hair transplant surgeon and clinic:
As discussed above the hair transplant surgeon, his team and the clinic play a vital role in a successful hair transplant. The expertise and experience of the surgeon are essential factors for a successful hair transplant.
Your hair grows differently in the donor and the recipient area so, it’s important to implant hair properly. Implantation is done by technicians who are trained by the head surgeon. Hence experience is important.
3. Angle and the Direction:
It is important to implant graft in a correct angle and direction. If the angle or direction goes wrong, a hair transplant will look unnatural. It’s necessary to design a hairline according to the face of a patient. The too low or too high hairline can look unnatural.
Maintaining natural looking hairline is optimum, A straight hairline can give you an unnatural look. And if more than required hair follicles are implanted in a hairline, it can give a plugged look. A successful hair transplant requires following the hairline through precision and skill.
4. Optimum density:
To get the natural looks of hair transplant, it is necessary to get the optimum thickness of hair. Lesser density can give an unnatural look.
5. Extraction of grafts:
It is very important to extract the grafts in the correct proportion and uniformly. Patchy extraction from the donor area can lead to visible thinning.
6. Sufficient donor area:
There are a limited number of healthy hair follicles in the donor area. The result of a hair transplant depends on the quality and the quantity of the grafts. So, the candidate themselves is one factor that can change the result of a hair transplant. If you have too few hair grafts, you might not even be eligible for the surgery.
Hair transplant is a significant investment, and no one wants their hair transplant to be unsuccessful. It is recommended that you wisely choose your hair transplant surgeon to get your procedure done.