Hair transplant in China
China is one of the largest economies in the world and in recent years there has been an immense growth in the fields of industry and medical facilities since a lot of people prefer to travel to China in order to get medical treatment. The country is a large part of Asia and while it has many large urban centers, a good proportion of it is still rural and indulged in farming and cultivation. There are many clinics and hair transplant surgeons in China that are related with cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic procedures are becoming popular and the number of people turning to cosmetic surgery for aesthetic improvement is increasing and therefore there are hundreds of procedures performed by surgeons. One of the most important and highly sought after procedure is the hair restoration surgery. Hair transplants were initially started in the 1950s to cover hair gaps and scars in the head resulting from accidents and burns. Due to the successful results of this procedure, it became a cosmetic procedure and people started using it to improve the way they look. Hair transplants have evolved since their creation since the earlier methods produced unnatural results and plantations appeared as if many hairs are coming out of a single hair follicle. This produced a ‘doll’s hair’ look, which has been improved now. In many earlier methods the candidate’s scalp appeared bumpy and looked strange, however, the newer methods produce neater and natural results. The procedure is done in two basic ways, the strip method and the follicular unit extraction (FUE). The strip method involves removal of a strip of hair from an area of god hair growth and then this strip is planted on the bald patch after being dissected into smaller units. This leaves a scar at the site from where hair strip is removed. The scar can be covered by the hair growing in the surrounding region. The FUE method is more progressive since it has been improved further. It involves the extraction of individual hair follicles that are then planted on the bald patch one by one. Since the hair follicles are planted individually, the results are more natural and the hair follicle remains intact and gains nutrients from the scalp, which is well supplied with blood capillaries that bring in nutrients to the hair. The hair restoration is by far the most result yielding and permanent cure of baldness. Many other non-surgical methods of hair restoration exist but they demand a daily routine of medicines and topical application of lotions. These routines are laborious on a daily basis and the results are not fast therefore many patients lose patience or become irregular in the routine and therefore it does not work. Hair transplants are available in all countries nowadays but it must be reminded that a person looking for a good hair transplantation should do some research before getting treatment. This way, they can select a surgeon who is well reputed for the job and has experience in treating patience of different ethnicities.