Hair loss is one of the most common hair problems that both men and women undergo. The popularity of hair transplant is globally increasing as people all over the world give more attention to hair loss and how it impairs our youthful appearance. Hair transplantation will permanently re-establish hair to the balding and thinning areas on your head.
Hair transplant in Thailand has the reputation of providing high-quality treatments in exceptional health institutions which will make you save up to 80% as compared to other trending places.
You can depend on the capable hands of experienced surgeons to curb the risks after a hair transplant. Other than that the responsibility of taking care of the outcome will be on your head alone. We will be providing insights on why and how to avoid the harsh rays of the sun that will ruin your hair transplant.
Avoiding the sun after a Thailand hair transplant is essential and can go for several months, as suggested by your surgeon. It is not just to protect your hair but also to keep the hair follicles to take root on your scalp. Post-operative measures should not be ignored; otherwise, all the meticulous hard work will be a failure.
Know The Basic Procedure
It would be crucial to be informed about the procedural steps before a Thailand hair transplant. There are different techniques to cover your bald spot or thicken your thinning hair like flaps, scalp expansion, mini grafts, and the two most effective procedures, FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation). All these approaches are assigned to a certain pattern of thinning or balding.
The best candidates for hair transplant are those with ample hair at the back and sides of the head, which will be the donor area to cover the bald spots. The volume of hair decreases from the donor area which is implanted on the bare spots. Depending on the approach, hair tissue may or may not be extracted.
FUE: In this method, the donor area is shaved for harvesting healthy hair for grafting, which is done under anesthesia. Each follicular unit is extracted randomly and individually without removing any tissue resulting in a completely natural look. No linear scars are left behind due to its process of individual removal. The only thing that needs healing will be the 1mm diameter puncture marks from the incisions, which will heal within a week.
FUT: In this process, a strip of tissue is deracinated from the back of the head or the donor area. The hair follicles are harvested from the extracted strips before they are individually processed and grafted on the recipient area. Pain management as compared to FUE will be more since there are stitches to be healed; otherwise, healing time will be the same.
What Happens On Exposure To Sun
- Tiny incisions are made to the scalp to insert the follicular units at the balding area making them sensitive to light, particularly UV rays from the sun. It is advised to stay away from the sun as well as tanning beds.
- Our skin has cells called chromatophores that determine pigmentation. They darken our skin to protect it. During transplantation, these cells die or get deactivated making your scalp exposed to damages from the sun, which is why you need to avoid the sun until the cells are regenerated.
- Sun avoidance in hair transplant helps in the healing process. If hindered there will be scars on your scalp permanently.
- The epidermis is the outer layer of the skin which will not take a long time to heal. Sun rays can penetrate this layer and reach the underlying layer of tissues and follicles which are not yet rooted. The impalement of rays will result in failure of the transplant or leave partial graft remains.
When you are avoiding the sun, hair transplant post-operative measures do not mean you have to stay indoors. Your doctor will be giving you precautionary steps to take care of your sensitive scalp. Putting on a hat or scarf should provide some protection from direct sun rays, though there should be an exposure time limit.
People with fair skin needs more time to heal than those with darker skin color. Be patient and let the redness on the treated area go away before you decide to go out in a hat or with sunscreen.