Korean Hair Transplant

Korean Hair Transplant

As we age, there are several effects on our body that we find unpleasant. For certain, the loss of hair is one of them. This is easier to stomach when it comes later in life, but for some people, the loss of hair begins very early. This can be embarrassing, bad for your love life, and a blow to your confidence. Millions of men and women in Korea experience hair loss each year.

For a long while, there weren’t many good ways to repair this and people just accepted their fate when it came to hair loss. However, we now have the technology in some of the best Korean hair transplant clinics to provide an actual solution to hair loss to ensure that nobody who wants a full head of hair has to go without one.

Hair transplants are a great way to address the loss of hair. Many people across the globe come to Korea’s world-class clinics each year to receive top-notch care that will change their life by making them look younger and more attractive. Though hair transplants are a basic procedure that isn’t considered dangerous, there is still a lot of information to learn before you decide to go through with a Korean hair transplant. It’s always a good idea to absorb as much information as possible prior to your hair transplant so that you can ask the right question and make sure that you have everything you need to make a decision.

This guide will walk you through everything that you need to know about hair transplants including the procedure, process, and other information that you should know. Being informed is crucial every step of the way.

About Korean Hair Transplants

If you have ever had cosmetic surgery or if you are currently considering it, you may have heard that Korean hair transplant clinics are some of the best in the world. There’s no metric that can really prove that, but for the most part, that is true. Korean clinics offer some of the highest standards of care in the world for cosmetic surgeries. That is the reason that care in these facilities is so highly sought after.

One of the reasons that people love going to Korean clinics is that they offer a high quality of care that is essentially unmatched elsewhere. When you use one of these clinics, you’ll likely be blown away at the professionalism and helpfulness of the staff that is responsible for your care. That is one of the most common praises for Korean hair transplant clinics.

The other reason that Korean hair transplant clinics come so highly recommended is that they offer great quality care at a much more affordable price than a lot of other clinics around the world. In fact, in many cases, cosmetic procedures at a Korean clinic are around 40% cheaper than equal treatments at the next leading competitor. This is a huge difference and it’s especially impressive when you consider that they also offer higher quality care than almost anyone else out there. You can save thousands and still get a better experience at a Korean clinic, and that’s a huge reason why it is so popular to go to a Korean clinic for hair transplants and other cosmetic procedures.

There are two basic options when it comes to hair transplant that you’ll find most commonly in Korean clinics. There are obviously more out there on the market, but these two options are most commonly used, and for good reason. They are effective, safe, and fast.

Each of the two options is designed with a different type of client in mind so you should carefully review these two treatments to decide which one sounds good to you. It’s possible that neither works well and that the clinic will have to customize a treatment that does fit you. Even if that’s the case, it’s still good to know about these treatments if you are in the early stages of planning for a hair transplant treatment.

Follicular Unit Transplant

Otherwise known as FUT, this treatment involves removing a portion of skin that grows hair from what part of the head and moving it to another. This sounds difficult to achieve because many think it would just leave a different part of the head hairless. However, the specialist can strategically combine the ends of the scar to be covered by the existing hair while the other part of your head can enjoy the benefits of hair growth as well. This is a very popular method, but it’s only recommended for those who wear their hair longer so as to hide the scar that will occur from the surgery.

Here are the steps to the Follicular Unit Transplant surgery:

  1. The hair on the back of the head is trimmed short
  2. The piece of skin on the back of the head is surgically removed
  3. Hair surrounding the removed piece of skin is sutured together to hide the opening
  4. Hair transplant is completed
  5. Hair continues to grow back around the scarred areas
  6. Scar heals and hair grows back to conceal the scar

Following the procedure, you can expect to experience mild pain and soreness. It does require stitches and the surgery takes about 4-6 hours to complete. During the surgery, local anesthesia is usually applied to help with pain management.

As mentioned earlier, it is recommended that anyone who elects to have this procedure done does not desire to wear their hair in a short or “buzzed” style, because that would likely make the resulting scar very visible. This operation is much better suited for someone who would like to grow the hair naturally and wear it in a longer style.

It can take 2-3 weeks for the affected areas of your head to heal, but you can resume normal daily activities pretty much the following day. However, you should refrain from doing physical activity or working out until your wounds are completely healed. If you work an office job with little movement, you can return to work the next day.

FUT is the less expensive of the two treatments.

Follicular Unit Extraction

Also known as FUE, this hair transplant treatment is also very popular for those looking for a fuller head of hair. This treatment involves extracting individual follicles and transporting them to a different part of your head instead of extracting whole large areas of the skin and moving those. This treatment is more suitable for someone who wants to wear their hair short because there are no stitches and no scarring. However, it’s also the more expensive of the two hair transplant operations and takes much longer.

Here are the steps to a successful Follicular Unit Extraction surgery:

  1. Donor area of the head is shaved to allow for easy access
  2. Hair follicles are individually extracted using a pinch device
  3. The hair follicle is transported to the recipient area
  4. Hair grows naturally and no scarring is present or visible

For this method, the head will have to be shaved, so you should prepare yourself for a few weeks without hair while it grows back. There is usually no pain following the procedure, unlike FUT. The surgery can take 5-8 hours or longer. This is easy to imagine since it involves individually placing hair follicles which is very tedious and time-consuming. Like FUT, this method will involve at least a local anesthesia to ease the pain.

FUE allows for a more flexible style for the individual and you can wear your hair in whichever style you choose since there is no scar to conceal. Though it is more expensive and takes more time, that is worth it to some people who prefer to wear their hair short.

Thin or balding hair can lead to some serious self-esteem and confidence issues. Hair transplants are the natural thing to turn to if you want to restore your hair and confidence. There are two basic types of hair transplants. They are considered to be equally effective, though one will definitely suit you better depending on your goals following the procedure. Before you make any decisions, you should speak with a specialist to review your options. Now that you are armed with the necessary information, you can get the ball rolling and start down the path of hair restoration!

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