Vanity Strikes Again

There are a couple of reasons for hair loss in men and women, in men it is usually male pattern baldness but the other causes are such things as lichen planus, lupus or morphea all diseases that can lead to permanent hair loss. Other reasons may be injuries such as burns, scalds or scars from surgeries or an accident, these can all be treated with hair transplant procedures but this is not something you just swan on into, you really need to think whether your vanity is worth the time, money, pain and discomfort you are going to go through to get some hair back.

There are three different transplants and the surgeon who does the procedure will determine which one is best suited to you, in the end it is up to you which one you wish to go with. They are all invasive treatments and you will have to have some type of anaesthetic to proceed, you have to be open and honest with your doctor as to what medicines you are using, this includes natural remedies and what allergies you may have, whether you have had previous hair treatments and the outcomes from those. This is so your transplant can have the best chance of success and so the surgeon doesn’t accidently kill you by giving you the wrong dosage of anaesthetic or it reacts with some drug you are on.

It is vitally important that you mention the natural remedies that you take this cannot be stressed enough, some tablets and oils that you take can increase blood flow and thin the blood, the last thing your doctor wants to have is a patient that won’t stop bleeding and no clotting occurring. Hair clinic in Brisbane for treatment uses graft and this requires a small instrument known as a punch, which is a small round tube that can collect from two to fifteen hairs. There are other clinics that will gather the hair individually so that the scars left behind will be invisible.

Second treatment is by far the worst sounding it is called flap surgery, they basically place a balloon beneath the surface of the scalp and slowly increase the size of the balloon over a period of weeks this increases the surface of the skin. Once there is enough skin, the bald patch is surgically removed and the new hair bearing skin is partially cut and stretched across and stitched in place, this enables a good blood flow as the new skin is never fully removed and has a constant supply leading to greater success in results. Scalp reduction is the third choice, you have a U or Y shaped incision that will cut out the bald area and then the scalp is loosened and stitched back together, this is only suitable for baldness in the middle or back of your head. Hope the hair is worth all the trouble.