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January 3, 2022

Hair graft with infectious diseases: is it viable?

The hair implant is, indisputably, the definitive solution to baldness. There are many men and women who resort to this intervention to see themselves with hair again in those areas where it stopped growing naturally. It is a surgery that requires certain conditions to be met to guarantee the success of the results, such as the state of the donor area or the stage of alopecia. In this sense, Is a hair graft possible with infectious diseases?

We understand infectious diseases as those caused by microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. Transmission occurs in different ways depending on the type of disease involved. The same happens with the severity of the symptoms, it depends on the stage in which the disease is, as well as the general health of the person suffering from it.

In cases where a person suffers some type of alopecia and you want to undergo a hair graft but suffer from an infectious disease, a key question arises: Can or cannot a hair graft be performed with infectious diseases? We give you the answer below!

Can a hair graft be performed in patients with infectious diseases?

Hair graft with infectious diseases is possible. Of course, it must be an experienced doctor in the sector who determines in any case the feasibility of the intervention.

Our doctors They assure that in order to perform a hair graft with an infectious disease, it must be controlled. Furthermore, it is very important to notify the medical team of this since they must take extraordinary prevention measures, as well as know the patient's medication and symptoms to have them under medical control at all times.

How is a hair graft in patients with infectious diseases?

The capillary graft in patients with infectious diseases is performed in the same way with hardly any differences with respect to surgeries in people without pathologies of this type. However, in these cases Precautionary measures must be taken to avoid harming the health of the patient. The medical team in charge of the hair implant must also comply with a series of measures to avoid contracting the disease.

En Hospital Capilar We have a fully equipped operating room for patients with infectious diseases. It has its own ventilation system with which we reduce the risk of the person contracting any type of germ that could harm them.

Our medical team complies with a strict protocol to ensure the safety of the patient and that of themselves. Thus, all personnel in charge of a hair graft in a patient with an infectious disease wear double gloves, disposable gowns, masks and protective screens.

In short, a hair graft in patients with infectious diseases only differs from the rest in the safety measures adopted by the medical team, as well as in the use of facilities prepared for it. The hair implant process is the same and consists of the following steps. 

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Head shaving

The first thing that is carried out in a hair graft is the shaving of the donor and recipient area. The hair is left with an approximate length of 1 or 2 millimeters to facilitate extraction and implantation.

In the cases in which the intervention is carried out with DHI the donor area is only shaved in the form of a small window concealed by the length of the hair.

Use of local anesthesia

Hair transplantation does not require hospitalization and does not need general anesthesia. Only local anesthesia is used, so the patient remains conscious and awake throughout the surgery.

This phase is usually the most annoying of the hair graft. Therefore, in Hospital Capilar we have an exclusive pre-anesthesia service With which we reduce the pain of the injection of the anesthesia itself considerably.

Extraction of the necessary follicular units

The next thing that is carried out is the extraction of the relevant follicular units to cover the entire area affected by baldness. These follicles are not affected by alopecia, so once implanted they will not fall off.

The extraction is carried out with a punch with micromotor and, as they are extracted, the follicular units are placed in Petri dishes for better conservation.

Making the incisions

The surgeon in charge of the intervention makes the incisions in the receiving area with a sapphire scalpel. This is a precision exercise on your part and requires a highly qualified and experienced medical team.

Follicle implantation

The last step with which the surgery is concluded is the implantation of the follicular units in the orifices made by the surgeon.

Once the hair is implanted, the hair graft postoperative in which the patient must comply with all medical indications to guarantee the success of the results. 

Design of the donor area in a hair graft

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