Hair Transplant – Portal Terra / Jan 2012

The hair transplantation as a solution

There may even be people who do not call. But it is a fact that few people do not bother to lose their hair, literally. When the fall is very pronounced, an efficient remedy – according to the doctor João Carlos Pereira – is the hair transplant. But the specialist, who is a member of the International Society for Hair Restoration and the American Hair Loss Association, warns that not all bald people can benefit from the technique. In the interview below, he explains who these people are, and what care they need after the operation.

In which cases is hair transplantation the best solution?
The transplant (or hair implant, as it is popularly known) is the best solution when there is a rarefaction degree of hair in which the scalp begins to be seen in people with a good donor area and who has bald parents (father, grandfather) In the family.

What are the contraindications of the operation?
The patient should have enough donor area to provide the amount of hair needed to have a good coverage in the bald area.

Who can not undergo transplantation at all?
In cases of donor area (lateral and posterior areas of the scalp) insufficient. The option is to remain bald or use a hair prosthesis. These people may benefit from future cloning or stem cells.

When does the woman have to resort to the transplant?
When there is a rarefaction degree of hairs on the upper part and your scalp begins to be visualized.

What are post-operative care?
Care in the first 24 hours: Keep your head elevated for the first three nights. Do not apply anything on the scalp, avoid sun exposure and minor trauma on the spot. Wear a cap (men) or scarf (women) if you need to go out in the sun for a long time.

After 48 hours: You can enter under the shower, with a gentle, cold or tempered shower, but do not wash the head and the hair yet;

On the fifth day the hair will be washed with the indicated shampoo;

One can work, travel, drive at will and do activities without effort;

After the fifth day, you can go hiking, gymnastics, just avoid collective sports for 20 days;

Healings can lead to pruritus (itching). In that case call your doctor for advice;

Do not remove the crusts (shells) with your nails or other objects, your fall should be spontaneous. After the tenth day you can use an oil (almond, etc.) to help get out faster;

The crusts begin to fall spontaneously after the twelfth day. Do not remove them too soon! It can cause undesirable scars and loss of transplanted follicles (roots).

Is there a maintenance? How is it made?
Return to surgery can be done after eight months (initial evaluation).
These transplanted hairs do not need any maintenance other than the conventional ones, like washing, and they can be submitted to the other procedures: dyes, relaxations, smoothing, progressive brush, without any loss.

What is the end result of the hair transplant?
The current transplants allow extremely natural results and with satisfactory densities, provided they are performed with the advanced techniques and in the hands of experienced professionals.

Dr. João Carlos Pereira – JC Pereira Hair Transplant
Tel .: (17) 4009-5500

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