Micro-grafting procedures are done by transferring healthy follicles into a new area through puncturing type incisions in the scalp using a scalpel.
Definition of a Wound
A wound is a break in the continuity of tissue. The human body is naturally equipped with the ability to heal its wounded parts, especially the skin.
The incisions on the scalp are necessary for harvesting donor hair. Your doctor also needs to make cuts where the hair follicles will be inserted and for these to survive. These incisions will form the new environment of the follicles.
The cuts that were made are actually minute, external and partial-thickness wounds in classification. Typically these wounds will heal rapidly since the skin is slightly cut and it still has some cells left in the remaining dermis capable of germinating. In no time, the recipient sites will connect with the donated tissue together with existing hairs in it. However, there are few wounds that heal without a trace. The majority of these wounds in the skin leave a mark.
Healing of Wounds
During the healing process, the transplanted hair tissues will re-attach themselves again into the surrounding tissues. These tissues will undergo the process called “fibrosis”. Fibrosis is a process that follows inflammation. Inflammation of the punctures on your scalp will usually last three days after the surgery. After that, regeneration of new tissues will slowly take place. Scabs will form around the wound. The fibrosis phase is characterized by reconstruction. Disrupted tissues will hook themselves again to the blood vessels. This will allow implanted follicles to begin to feed from the surrounding tissues and survive.
Every time human skin is cut, it always restores itself. Fibrosis, commonly known as scarring, is the skin’s system of healing. Scars are primarily connective tissue and are imperfect replacements for damaged tissues.
Some individuals are genetically pre-disposed to produce scars whenever they heal their wounds, however slight. Hence, the micro-grafting implantation will not be an exception for them to produce scars. If you are pre-disposed to scarring, is this the end of the road for you to consider micro-grafting? The good answer is no. Great work has been done to make sure that scarring will not be cause for discouragement.
Scars are Concealable: The Good News
Scarring may happen on the treated scalp yet there is a good chance to hide it. Yes, you will probably scar but you can conceal these marks. We give credit to the expertise of hair transplantation surgeons.
Due to the advanced technology brought by micro-grafting, the healing spots in the transplanted areas are usually so small that the fibrosis is nearly undetectable. That is why you are assured that hair transplantation procedures will give you a very natural look. Achieving a natural look means that your hairline is practically undetectable. They will not notice that it has gone through transplantation.
Micro-grafting is a reliable scientific procedure. Minor scars that arise on the donor scalp come as a result of the removal of donor skin. They are narrow formations and can be easily hidden by the surrounding hair. The graft sites in the recipient frontal area will heal with almost no visible scarring. This will also be covered by the transplanted hair.
This scientific breakthrough assures the candidates for transplantation of a high quality result. Moreover, complications are very rare. Most cases of hair loss can be successfully treated with a micro-graft hair transplant. However, you should be at least 25 years old before you undergo this kind of hair transplant procedure.
There are people who already have a visible scar on the head prior to transplantation. Hair will no longer grow in some spots on the scalp because of these scars. They must have been a result from a previous surgical procedure not related to hair treatment. Micro-grafting can also be considered as a hair restoration remedy to fill in the small scars. Scars are still living tissues though imperfect in appearance. For this reason, a micro-graft hair transplant can be made to repair scars if your surgery leaves you with them.
Finally, it needs time, effort and patience on your part to be able to get the best results from your treatment.