Considerable doubts are being raised as to whether those battling epilepsy or fits can undergo hair transplant procedures. Can they undertake a hair transplant if they had suffered from epilepsy in their younger days?
Won’t the hair transplant success rate come down in patients for patients with childhood epilepsy history is another query that is often asked.
In this educational video, noted dermatologist & trichologist and one of the Best Hair Transplant Surgeons in Hyderabad, Dr John Watts demystifies hair transplant myths that are unreasonably linked with epilepsy condition.
Different Scenarios: One Answer
In his introductory note, Dr John Watts, who has over 1900+ hair transplants under his belt, narrates different scenarios in which one may get the same doubt and yet, the answer is simple.
“Of course, those with epilepsy issues too can get a hair transplant provided they follow certain safety conditions,” he answers.
Whether one had epilepsy in childhood or had been battling this condition for 3-4 years and has since managed to control this condition with medication, one can still be eligible for a hair transplant procedure.
It is not that any epilepsy patient can just walk in a get a hair transplant done. It isn’t possible as Dr John Watts lists out certain safety conditions under which they would become eligible to get a hair transplant.
“These conditions have to be met. Otherwise, it is not possible,” he avers.
If one’s epilepsy condition is currently active, then one has to wait and take proper medication and let it subside. “If such patients opt for a hair transplant without first treating their immediate condition, it can lead to dangerous consequences,” points out Dr John Watts. Uncontrolled movement during fits, if they occur in untreated patients after a hair transplant, can lead to head injuries and damage the hair grafts.
The ideal wait time for epilepsy patients can be between 6 months to 1 year after being treated for their medical condition. “If they wait for three years and during this time there was no further recurrence of their problem, such patients are perfectly suited,” informs Dr John.
For epilepsy patients opting for hair transplant, risk-taking can backfire and it is always better if an expert medical practitioner is close at hand while undertaking the hair transplant procedure.
Will Results Get Affected?:
Doubts are often raised as epilepsy and hair transplant are wrongly believed to emanate or happen on a common region: the head. However, Dr John Watts brushes aside such beliefs as misleading.
“We perform hair transplant procedure at a superficial level on the scalp, whereas the source of epilepsy is much deeper inside the brain,” said Dr John Watts, adding that hair transplant results in epilepsy patients would be on par with what they achieve with others.
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