Hair Transplant Frequently Asked Questions:
Question: How is hair transplant performed ?
Reply: Hair transplantation is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure performed under local anesthesia. It can take anywhere between 3 to 5 hours depending on the number of grafts to be extracted. In the first few days small crusts can form around each transplanted hair, which is totally normal. Usually, a patient can travel back home on the third day and resume non-arduous activities. After approximately 4 weeks, the transplanted hairs start to fall out and would start to regrow at 3 months. The patient may resume shaving his beard one month after the procedure.
Question: Are there any risks to hair transplantation ?
Reply: There are very minimal risks associated with the procedure and those are the ones associated with standard hair transplants. For instance, a 1mm hypopigmentation in the the donor site can be visible if the hair is completely shaved.
Question: What are the results ? How well does the new hair grow?
Reply: Using the lateral grafting method, hair grows like a normal hair with the texture and the characteristics of the hair grafts extracted from the scalp. The patient can manage it, by grooming it, shaving it or allowing it to grow to any length desired. Once transplanted the new hairs are permanent and difficult to tell apart from the original hair.
Question: How much hair do I have to shave from the donor area?
Reply: When undertaking FUE procedure, it is essential to shave the donor area in the back of the scalp wherefrom the hair follicles will be harvested. The surgeon usually shaves a wider area to be able to extracts the maximum number of grafts possible without doing any harm to the donor area. However, no to very minimal shaving is needed for the receiving area of the hair.
Question:Why does hair fall ? Is it genetic? Or do we have an effect on people hair loss?
Reply: It is usually seen in men. The most important factor in the hair loss is genetic. Other factors that trigger the destruction are stress, depression, seborrheic skin disease, and sometimes it is a side effect of some medications.
Question: Who can be undergo hair transplant? What criteria are required to have it?
Reply: Not everyone is eligible for hair transplantation. It can usually be applied to men. There is not too much baldness in the women in a centered area, but it is diluted instead. We advise you to contact us for an online consultation to learn more about your specific situation.
Question: Is there an age limit for hair transplantation?
Reply: As long as there is enough hair in the donor area, there is no age limit.
Question: Who is not eligible for hair transplantation?
Reply: First of all hair transplant cannot be performed on totally bald people. Enough hair from the donor area is crucial. Also, we do not perform it on heart patients, patients with severe renal insufficiency, advanced blood pressure patients.
Question: How long does this method take?
Reply: The root of hair to be harvested is called follicule. This is proportional to the number of follicles. It can last for a minimum of 2-3 hours, to a maximum of 7-8 hours. The amount depends on the size of the area to be transplanted
Question: Can hair be transplanted by removing hair from another person, not by the person himself?
Reply: No, only a patient’s own hair can be transplanted to him. Because if the hair of another person is transplanted it may be rejected by the body’s immune system therefore resulting in bigger problems.
Question: Can you make a hair transplant by removing follicles from any part of your body?
Reply: It can be planted in hairs taken from cartilage, back, collar and legs. But there is a drawback to this: the hair in our head and the hair in the other part of the body are not strongly recommended because of their different durability. But it is possible to plant hair from another part of the body.