What Is Grass head Look In Hair Transplant Surgery?
Hair transplant surgeries may not always yield good and satisfactory results. There are a variety of factors affecting the success of the surgery such as the patient’s needs, the quality of the donor area, the surgeon’s skills and experience, and the like. It is quite possible to have a grass head look following a bad hair transplant conducted by the wrong doctor and in the wrong place.
So what is a grass head look in hair transplant surgery? We all know what a grass head is. Grass head is a kind of toy made of nylon stockings, grass seeds, and sawdust. This is a nice and fun toy for children but such a toy will make a terrible hair look for a real person. A person will have an unnatural looking and worn hair. Doctors call this type of hair ‘’pluggy’, the exact word of choice grass head. Due to a variety of errors during the hair transplant procedure, the patient may end up with a pluggy hair transplant.
Causes Of Grass Head Or pluggy Hair Transplant
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that requires that the surgeon should and both expertise and knowledge and be assisted by a team during the procedure. If the surgeon and assistants do not qualify for such a sophisticated procedure, then it is inevitable that there may be complications such as grass head.
Actually, there is a specific way and technique that the grafts will be implemented in channels opened the recipient area. The channels should be 1.5, 1.3, or 1.0 mm in size. Plus, they should be transplanted in a direction of 40 to 45 degrees. If the surgeon fails to do the transplant taking into account the subtleties of the procedure, then the hair transplant may look unnatural and weird.
The surgeon will do a better hair transplant if they use sapphire tips. Sapphire FUE is a developed technique that makes use of sapphire tips instead of metal slits to open channels smoothly. These tips have also antibacterial and anti-infectious properties.
Because they are sharp and of high quality, the channels can be opened easily and smoothly. Sapphire FUE significantly reduces the risk of hair loss as compared to the FUE technique using metal slits. It also allows the hair follicles to be close to each other with the right intervals in between. So the hair will look as natural as possible. If your doctor do not use this innovative technique during the procedure, you may end up with a pluggy hairline.
How To Fix grass Head Hair Transplant
Although grass head look is disappointing, there are still things your doctor can do to fix this unpleasant look. Your doctor will transplant new hair follicles right in front of the ones that look unnatural and pluggy. This method involves the coverage of the pluggy and unnatural looking-hair follicles behind the new ones. This method is the best and easiest to fix the results of a bad hair transplant with grass head look.
How To Do A Natural-looking hair Transplant
First, you should find an experienced surgeon with the necessary skills and knowledge in this field. Rest is up to your doctor who will conduct the procedure. They will take grafts out from the donor area and then implant them into the recipient area with the use of the best technique possible. They will open microchannels of a specific size to implant hair grafts. They have to calculate the sizes right and then open the channels accordingly. The channels should be of size 0.4 to 0.6 mm to get the best results from the hair transplant procedure. If the channels are too small or large, the hair transplant procedure will eventually fail and your hair will look weird.
In addition to the size, the channels should be of the right depth and width, and the right direction of hair growth. If the channels are not adjusted by the direction of hair growth, then they will look unnatural-looking hair transplant, namely grass head. An experienced and skillful surgeon will take all these factors into account during the hair transplant surgery to give the patient the desired look.