In which cases hair restoration does not work?


One of the most common questions that patients ask before deciding to undergo hair restoration procedure is whether hair restoration is a successful procedure. Can a doctor ever claim that one treatment of surgical procedure is going to be successful or even give a written guarantee? Our attitude is not, but what we can promise is that in every procedure we will invest all our efforts, knowledge and commitment for the best outcome. However, sometimes it happens just the opposite-poor growth of transplants after hair restoration. After following up of these patients, we came to the conclusion what are situations where blog_0001something like this could happen. Factors that lead to poor growth are divided into preoperative (general), intraoperative and postoperative. Under the general factors we refer to general health of the patient, as well as certain lifestyle habits that may affect the outcome of the intervention, such as systemic diseases such as diabetes, vascular disorders, infections, poor healing of the tissues, smoking, alcoholism. Skin diseases like a scarring alopecia or alopecia areata lead to poor growth after hair restoration and that is is why it is necessary to do evaluate the scalp prior to the procedure. Perhaps the most important factors are intraoperative ones. The process of extracting grafts (FUE technique) can lead to permanent damage of grafts that will not be able to grow after implantation. Physician’s skills will determine the quality of the grafts obtained after harvesting. It is important also to know how to maintain grafts while being outside of the body so they are not dehydrated. During implantation, the skill and training of the team prevent trauma of the grafts, which must be kept to a minimum, so- called minimally invasive implantation. And it is very important that hair transplantation is completed within certain time frame so grafts don’t stay too long outside the body, and it is essential to have cool solution where grafts will reside. The patient is also an important factor in the success of the intervention because it is extremely important to maintain good hygiene of the scalp, too keep recipient site moist in order to prevent inflammation or infection.


For each patient, it is important to b familiar with these factors as they largely affect the outcome of the procedure. Together, team and patient can do a lot to maximize the outcome of hair restoration procedure.


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