Does your receding hairline make you look older than you actually are? Sometimes the hair that has fallen out can be regrown by using home remedies, medications, oiling frequently, etc. However, in some cases, the visible scalp is only curable through hair transplant procedures. Whether you’re in the city of lights i.e. Karachi or in Rawalpindi, hair transplant is a facility you can easily count on! Yes, hair transplant in Karachi and hair transplant in Rawalpindi is now a possibility!
A hair transplant is something that is not very common in Pakistan. This is because people think it may not be viable in the long run or is just a luxury service for the rich, which is actually a misconception. The hair transplant cost in Pakistan ranges from about PKR 50,000 to 400,000. The large range is due to differences in the quality of products and the center you choose, the amount of hair you want to get transplanted, and the method of surgery.
What are the types of transplants?
There are two main types of transplants- FUT and FUE. The FUE procedure involves extracting individual hair follicles from the back or side of the head. These follicles are then transplanted onto the bald areas of the head. On the other hand, the FUT procedure involves cutting a very small strip of scalp from the back or side of the head and transplanting that small group of hair (ranging from 2 to 4 hair in a group) on the troubled areas.
Which is the best method to choose?
FUE is considered a more popular choice amongst the patients as it is less painful compared to FUT. The procedure involves numbing the scalp using local anesthesia and then extracting the individual follicles. Thus, leaving behind no scars, as a strip of scalp is not removed, and no need for stitches. Although the surgery duration is more compared to FUT as the process of extracting and transplanting individual hair is tedious, the recovery time is much less.
Hair Transplant vs PRP
A relatively newer technique for hair re-growth is PRP which stands for platelet-rich plasma therapy. The PRP treatment is a non-surgical treatment that relies on platelet-rich plasmas for hair growth. While this treatment has proved to be effective for many, it does have some limitations when compared to hair transplant treatment. The PRP treatment is not very effective for people with significant hair loss but suitable for people with thinning hair issues. Furthermore, this treatment requires multiple rounds of treatment. Thus making it time-consuming for a few patients. However, which treatment suits you best is something you should definitely ask a health expert in this field.
Side Effects of Hair Transplant:
Most things have side effects. So does hair transplant. However, the concern of prospective hair transplant customers is how severe would the side effects be? In order to address this query we have mentioned a few side effects below:
One of the major byproducts of this procedure is scarring! The two widely used surgical techniques for hair transplants produce some kind of scarring. However, the amount of scarring left would mostly depend on the surgeon’s skill and experience. Other probable side effects include infections, bleeding, inflammation of hair follicles, scalp pain, scalp itching, scalp swelling, etc.
Does the transplant last a lifetime?
After the surgery, your scalp will require a healing time of 6-12 months after which your transplanted hair will normally start to grow on the thinning areas. However, just like normal hair, the transplanted hair will also have its own lifespan. After some years, it’ll reduce its production.
In the case where medications, home remedies, and PRP fail, a hair transplant can be your savior. We hope you can now weigh the pros and cons of transplant yourself and make a worthwhile decision.