Hair transplantation, is one of many cosmetic procedures which enhances a man’s physical appearance. This procedure is carried out by a hair transplant surgeon. This article looks at 2000 grafts hair transplant, cost of this procedure, complications, amongst others.
Hair transplantation involves moving healthy grafts.
Grafts are moved from donor areas( I.e. areas of the scalp with lots of healthy hair) and transplanted on recipient areas (I.e. areas experiencing hair loss)
HOW MANY STRAND OF HAIR DOES A GRAFT CONTAIN?
Grafts, are healthy scalp skin containing hair. It is also referred to as, “ Follicular units.”
Naturally, hair strands grow in groups.
A group can, possibly contain two to four strands of hair.
A group of hair, is referred to as a, “Follicular unit.”
A single graft can therefore contain two to four strands of hair.
HOW IS A HAIR TRANSPLANT CARRIED OUT?
Hair transplantation can be carried out using two different procedures;
Answers to the question above would be given using the, “ Follicular unit extraction (FUE).
• This surgery might be completed within 6-9 hours.
• Local anaesthesia, is used on an already cleaned scalp. This would make the scalp numb.
Sedatives are also, likely to be used. This is to keep you calm and prevent frequent movement.
• With the help of a specialized instrument. Hair follicles are extracted from donor areas.
• Then, tiny holes are made in the recipient areas. Hair follicles extracted from the donor areas are transplanted into the holes.
HOW MANY GRAFTS ARE REQUIRED DURING A HAIR TRANSPLANT?
Various factors determine the number of grafts required during hair transplantation.
The most important factors are;
1. Size of the area(s) experiencing hair loss.
2. Thickness of the patient’s hair.
1000 grafts hair transplant is for patients with mild receding hair lines. 2000 grafts hair transplant are for patients with receding hair lines heading to the crown. 7ooo grafts hair transplantation are meant for crowns left with no hair at all.
With the above explanation, you should be able to dictate the number of grafts needed for the surgery.
COST OF A 2000 GRAFTS HAIR TRANSPLANT
The cost of this procedure is dependent on a number of factors.
The most important are;
1. Type of surgeon and hospital.
2. The number of grafts required.
3. Type of procedure used by the surgeon.
Generally, hair transplant surgeries should cost between $1000 to $16000.
The number of hospitals in Nigeria where this can be performed, is very few.
In the US and UK, most hair transplant hospitals charge $1.5 and €1.7,per graft, respectively.
Thus, a 2000 grafts hair transplant should cost either $3000 or €3400.
Converting this to Naira using current exchange rate. This should cost about 1.2 million and 1.4 million naira, respectively.
HEALTH INSURANCE SCHEME AND HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
You might be wondering if your heath insurance scheme can cover your hair transplantation cost.
The answer is no.
This is because carrying out hair transplantation, is a personal decision, targeted at improving facial appearance.
Health insurance schemes on the other hand, are designed to cover you when unforeseen life threatening illnesses or accidents occur.
HOW LONG CAN TRANSPLANTED HAIRS LAST?
Transplanted hairs, are probably seen to be permanent.
Subjectively, I do not believe it is.
Reason for this belief, are discussed in the article.
POSSIBLE HEALTH COMPLICATIONS
Hair transplantation, is relatively safe. But, the following complications may arise;
1. Excessive bleeding:
if this procedure is carried out by an inexperienced surgeon. He/she might end up inflicting injuries on the scalp.
This injuries might end up bleeding, excessively after the surgery.
If Injuries are left untreated, it may get infected.
Injuries gotten during surgery and left untreated might result in infections. This could also come from unsterilized surgical equipment used during surgery.
Donor and recipient areas, needs to be, properly monitored after surgery. When this is not done, infections may arise.
3. Temporary or Permanent Numb Scalp:
This could be as a result of injuries sustained during surgery.
When this occurs, sensations would no longer be felt on the scalp.
BEST ALTERNATIVES TO HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
Looking at the cost and risks involved. You might agree with me that carrying out that 2000 grafts hair transplant, may not be a wise investment.
However, there is still hope for hair regrowth using natural proven techniques and products.
This is why I’ve put together the list of best alternatives below. The products below are designed to foster hair growth, prevent hair loss, amongst others.
This kit, is probably the best product for hair growth right now.
It contains two amazing products;
The first sun intensive hair growth spray contains ginseng and ginger extract, essential oils, amongst other amazing ingredients.
It is designed to foster hair growth, prevent hair loss, dandruff, as well as, moisturize the hair.
The Derma micro needling roller, is a micro needling device. This device is saddled with the responsibility of penetrating into the skin. Thereby, stimulating the production of collagen, massaging the scalp and reactivating inactive hair follicles for new hair sprouts.
Asides from fostering hair growth. The derma micro needling device can also clear scars, wrinkles, Stretch marks, etc.
You can purchase the complete hair regrowth kit from Skinol Cosmetics Online Store – Buy here.
2. Rogaine’s 5% Minoxidil Foam:
This product is recommended by the United State food and drug administration.
You can purchase this product from this online store.
3 . Intensive scalp tonic spray:
This product can be purchased from this online store.