One of the first questions people ask is how much and how quickly their hair will fall. These questions can be difficult to answer because hair loss is often genetic and cannot always be predicted.
Some treatments can slow down the process or fill in the areas of your scalp that are thinning. However, these procedures have their limitations. Contact Artius Clinic today to schedule a consultation if you want to Know More about hair transplants, or if you are unsure about your options for hair loss.
We get asked this question a lot: “Can a hair transplant procedure be done if you are completely bald?” or “Can you cover your entire head with a transplant?” Click Here to book an appointment with ALCS Clinic if you have any doubts regarding hair transplants.
This is a simple but sad answer to the question. You cannot have a hair transplant on your entire head. However, it is possible to understand how the hair transplant is performed.
Why can’t a hair transplant cover your entire head?
A hair transplant is simply the act of taking healthy hair follicles and moving them from one part of the scalp to another. Although there are many ways to do this, the main idea behind a hair transplant is to replace the hair follicles in the affected areas with stronger, receding-resistant hair. Reach out to the Artius clinic to know about the hair transplant cost in navi mumbai.
You were born with all the hair follicles you could ever need. Although they might not have been obvious at birth, they were present. You had about 100,000 hairs when you were a child, with a full head of tangled hair. If you look in the mirror as an adult and see visible thinning it means that you have probably lost 30% of your hair volume – or at least those areas. You’re probably down to 50% if you stare at a “chrome dome”.
If genetics take control and your hair follicles stop growing, there is nothing you can do. This is why hair transplants can be helpful in some cases. You can still use topical or medical treatments to slow down the genetic curse. Sometimes, medical therapy can even partially reverse the fate of your hair and allow it to grow stronger and faster. These treatments are only able to boost existing follicles. They can’t bring back the ones that have died.
You may have lost between 30-50% of your original hair follicles. A hair transplant is only possible if there are enough healthy follicles on the head to move to the balding areas.
This is why you won’t be able to get a hair transplant that covers your entire head.
How about using donor’s hair? (Like they do with kidneys).
We have discussed the possibility of using donor hair from a family member or friend for hair transplants. Let’s look at the reasons you shouldn’t use donor hair for a transplant.
Our bodies are built to defend against anything foreign, harmful, or otherwise not appropriate for our bodies. This covers everything, from foreign objects such as splinters to invading cell-like viruses. It also includes hair follicles that have been donated by someone other than yourself.
Our DNA and unique cell receptors are both contained in hair follicles. If you try to implant a hair follicle from another person, the follicle will contain its DNA and cell receptors. Your body would then see it as a foreign object or invader and immediately reject it.
If your hair transplant is refused, you will be left with unsightly scars as well as no new hair growth.
If scientists and doctors didn’t develop anti-rejection drugs (immunosuppressants), organ transplants wouldn’t react the same. This is to reduce the possibility of our bodies rejecting an organ transplant. Even immunosuppressants strong enough to make organ transplants last a while, sometimes for 10 to 15 years. Or the organ recipient dies due to complications from a weak immune system.
These anti-rejection medications may be able to prevent your body from rejecting follicles donated by third-party donors. However, they must be used for life. They can cause serious side effects.
This is why organ transplants are performed only in life-or-death situations. Unfortunately, hair transplants can be done for cosmetic reasons.
If you are completely bald and have very little hair, there isn’t much you can do to transplant it. Hair transplants require healthy hair follicles to be taken from your scalp and transplanted to the area. People often get confused by the term “transplant”. Most people assume that a donor is involved when they hear the words. However, in the case of hair, you are the recipient.
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The Artius Clinic, Mumbai offers both in-person consultations and virtual consultations for hair loss and treatment.
They can help you determine the cause of your hair loss, and recommend the best way to reverse or slow it down. Get in touch with them today to learn more!