Hi There! Do you want to know about Synthetic Hair Transplant? Or You are thinking to apply this technique in your head. If so you need to understand these basic points regarding Synthetic hair transplant and its procedure.
Many times patients get confused between natural hair transplant surgery and artificial hair transplant. These two hair transplant procedures are very different and have their pros & cons. Today we will understand what is Synthetic Hair Transplant, why you should choose this procedure, what is the cost of synthetic hair grafts and its side effects also. You will also find out frequently asked questions regarding Bio Synthetic Hair Transplant.
In natural hair transplant surgery, your hair grafts are taken from your scalp donor area and implanted in the recipient area. But in a synthetic hair transplant, artificial hair is planted one by one onto the bald patches of your scalp. These artificial hair are made in Italy and Japan only. This hair is made with artificial fiber and is biocompatible. Biocompatible means this hair is not harmful and toxic to our bodies.
Let me tell you an interesting fact about this bio-fiber hair. They are created from highly purified polyamide fibers. Artificial hair is specially made from two techniques. Bio fiber is an Italian technique while NIDO fiber is a Japanese technique.
This artificial hair comes in different shades, colors, and sizes. Their length is 15cm to 30 cm. Identical to any medical procedure, this process also involves some risk. I mean to say is, in the synthetic hair transplant process, this hair may reject your body. That’s why all doctors will take a patch test before implanting this hair on anyone’s head.
Synthetic Hair Transplant Process
The patch test is conducted a month before the actual transplant procedure with 100 synthetic hair. The Patience is kept under observation for this trial month and their body’s reaction is noted.
If the patient can pass this tolerance test, he/she can go for an artificial hair transplant. If patients get any sort of allergic reaction, the doctor recommends different treatments.
Before transplanting hair on your scalp, the doctor gives you anesthesia, so that you can’t feel any pain while the transplant process. After that, they transplant hair on your scalp one by one with the help of a hair implanter device. This device inserts synthetic hair strands into the scalp. This process is repeated till the proper hair density is achieved.
After the hair transplant surgery, your doctor will prescribe some antibiotics for a week to prevent any infections on your scalp. It is considered a simple procedure in which 500 to 1000 hair are transplanted in each session.
Although this is a simple process, not all people are eligible for this process. There are some conditions where doctors don’t suggest this treatment. If you have sensitive skin, blood pressure, scalp issues, diabetes, autoimmune diseases, or any other long-term illness, you cannot get this surgery done.
Who is eligible for a Synthetic Hair Transplant?
Now the question that comes to your mind is who are the right candidates for artificial hair transplant. If you are not able to do a natural hair transplant due to a weak donor area or no donor’s hair, an artificial hair transplant can be beneficial for you. Or if you have done natural hair transplant but are not happy with that result, it can be a good option. Artificial hair transplant can be done as a treatment for different sorts of hair loss, especially alopecia areata, generalized hair thinning, androgenetic alopecia, and scarring alopecia.
Artificial hair is also used to increase hair density after a natural hair transplant.
Benefits Of Synthetic Hair Transplant/Artificial Hair Transplant
- It gives patients instant results, and you don’t have to wait for multiple days.
- You will get good hair density.
- It completely looks like a natural hair transplant.
- You can wash and comb this hair like natural hair.
- It is a cost-effective, time-saving, and beneficial procedure.
- Having said that, artificial hair transplant has some disadvantages also which need to be understood.
Disadvantages of Synthetic Hair Transplant
- The effect of this treatment is temporary.
- You can lose up to 30% of hair after a year of treatment. This hair may need some replacement.
- To maintain a natural and aesthetic look, you may need to repeat the artificial hair transplant every year.
- Repeated implants may destroy the existing hair follicles and cause scarring.
- Sometimes this hair can completely reject your body and the procedure may go fail.
- Their length and density can not grow.
Synthetic Hair Transplant Cost
In most places, synthetic hair transplants and natural hair transplants do have not much cost difference. If you are going to cover an average head size in the US, it may cost around $4,000 to $15,000. Most insurance companies believe that a hair transplant is a cosmetic procedure. The cost of hair transplants is depending on multiple different factors. If we talk about India, It may cost around Rs. 85 to 120 Rupees per hair strand because they are imported from the outer country.
Is Synthetic Hair Transplant Safe?
Like every medical procedure, the artificial hair implant process has its risks and penalties. If your immune system rejects synthetic hair you are not good to go for this process. There may be allergic reactions after this procedure. So it is always better to go with an experienced doctor who has good knowledge and expertise in this field.