What are hair plugs and how do they work?
When the rate of hair loss overcomes the growth rate of the remaining hair, hair growth may regress and this can lead to hair loss. It is safe to say that both men and women will probably not want to be bald in the long run. Fortunately, there are various hair restoration procedures in reinstating terminal hair on the scalp and face (eyebrow, eyelashes, beard). Hair plugs is one of those.
Hair plugs, a surgical procedure in managing hair loss treatment among men and women, has grown popularity during the 1990’s. A 3-5 mm portion of scalp with healthy hair (donor site) is punched out resembling a “plug” of hair. These are then placed on the part experiencing hair loss (recipient site). Basically, lumps of hair are unplugged from the donor site and then plugged in as a unit at the recipient site.
Upon healing, the donated section will adhere on the receiving site and continue on as the new scalp nurturing the healthy hair. In 2-3 months, natural hair may be expected to grow. Technically, these transplanted hair are meant to grow, appear and function like non-transplanted hair. However, there can be chances of hair fall and this may entail additional actions.
Since hair plugs is quite an older version of hair transplanting, hair plugs include a significant amount of graft and incisions. The grafts are a lot bigger than the current techniques in hair transplants. This may be an issue for some patients during post surgery healing as there can be scarring. Also, when people say hair plugs, they are referring to the doll – like hair transplants or row of corn appearing hair. This may be unaesthetic.
Hair plugs has its own indications and contraindications and advantages and disadvantages. This procedure also yields permanent natural hair that patients can enjoy once favorable healing is achieved. If you are interested in hair plugs, it is always advisable to consult a physician to confirm if this is the best treatment option in your impeding hair loss.