Hair Transplantation in Thailand

If you are annoyed by thinning hair or balding, hair transplantation can significantly improve your appearance and self-confidence. However, it is important to understand that hair transplantation is just that — transplantation of hair you already have to a place where it is more visible. It does not create new hair.

What is hair Transplant?

Hair Transplantation in Thailand is surgery that involves removing a narrow strip of hair-bearing scalp from the back of the head and using it to fill an area with thin or no hair. The procedure takes approximately four to eight hours. No overnight stay in hospital. Most hair transplants are performed under local anesthesia.

What result can I expect?

You may need a surgical “touch-up” procedure to create more natural-looking results after your incisions have healed. Sometimes, this involves blending, a filling-in of the hairline using a combination of mini-grafts, micro-grafts, or slit grafts. Or, if you’ve had a flap procedure, a small bump called a “dog ear” may remain visible on the scalp. Your doctor can surgically remove this after complete healing has occurred.

Hair Transplantation Cost in Thailand Technique THB (per 1 graft)
Follicular Unit Extraction FUE (See more)120
Follicular Unit Transplantation (Strip Harvesting)FUT (See more)80

How is the hair transplant procedure performed?

To transplant hair, first your surgeon will clean your scalp, then injects an anesthetic to numb the area where a 3- to 4-inch strip of scalp will be removed. After removing the strip of scalp with a scalpel, your surgeon sets it aside and sews the scalp closed. This area is immediately hidden by the hair around it.

Second, your surgeon divides the strip of removed scalp into approximately 500 to 2,000 tiny grafts containing an individual hair or just a few hairs each. The number and type of graft used depends on the hair type, quality, and color as well as the size of the area where it will be transplanted.

Third, the grafts are prepared, your surgeon cleans and numbs the area where the hair will be placed, creates holes or slits with a scalpel or needle, and delicately places each graft in one of the holes.

How is hair transplant recovery?

You may feel well enough to go back to work and resume normal, light activity after several days. Many patients who have had transplants (plugs or other grafts) are dismayed to find that their “new” hair falls out within six weeks after surgery.

Remember, this condition is normal and almost always temporary. After hair falls out, it will take another five to six weeks before hair growth resumes. You can expect about a half-inch of growth per month.

What do I need to do to prepare for hair transplant procedure?

- Stop smoking at least 24 hours before surgery.
– Do not have alcohol in the three days before your surgery. It is better if you have your last alcoholic drink a week before your surgery.
– Don’t have a hair cut before your surgery. It is important to let the donor area grow so that there is enough for the transplant. Plus it will cover the stitches following your surgery.
– Stop taking aspirin or any anti-inflammatory medication two weeks before your surgery.
– Massage your scalp about a month or two weeks before your surgery. Do this for a minimum of 10 minutes per day or a maximum of 30 minutes if possible. This will help to soften the skin and improve the skin tone. It will also get the blood flowing in that area.

How is aftercare for hair transplant surgery?

You may gently wash your hair within two days following surgery. Avoid strenuous activity increases blood flow to the scalp and may cause your transplants or incisions to bleed, you may be instructed to avoid vigorous exercise and contact sports for at least three weeks.

Some doctors also advise that sexual activity be avoided for at least 10 days after surgery. Also, your surgeon will have you wear a surgical dressing over the scalp for at least a day or two.

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What are the risks involved with hair Transplant?

Hair transplantation risks are bleeding and infection. Other risks that can occur with hair transplants include scarring and unnatural-looking new hair growth.

Around the time new hair growth starts, some patient experience inflammation or infection of the hair follicles, called folliculitis. This can be relieved with antibiotics and compresses. Another potential risk is the sudden loss of transplanted hair, called shock loss. Fortunately, this hair loss is rarely permanent.

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