Hair transplantation. 9 frequent questions about hair transplant.
1) What is hair transplantation?
Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that moves bald-resistant hair follicles from donor cites, such as around the ears or the back of the head to a bald or balding part of the body.
2) How long does a hair transplant procedure take?
A typical hair transplantation procedure lasts between 4 to 6 hours depending on the skin and hair structure, transplantation technique, and the size of the bald or balding area.
3) Does the hair transplant procedure hurt?
Hair transplantation is a pain-free process. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. Some patients feel mild discomfort due to some amount of soreness or numbness.
4) When will the newly transplanted hair start to grow?
The success of the hair transplant procedure depends on the graft (hair set) preparation and the implementation of the appropriate transplantation technique. If the aforementioned factors are implemented correctly, the success rate is close to 100 percent. About 3 months after the procedure date, the newly transplanted hair starts to grow visibly. Within 6 months, more than half of the hair should grow. The process is usually completed fully in one year.
5 )What is the recovery time?
Following the hair transplantation procedure (first 2-3 days), the patient will typically notice pink spots in areas where new hair is transplanted. These spots will heal rapidly within a week. Most patients feel comfortable being in public without covering their heads within 5 to 7 days following the surgery.
6) What should I do after the hair transplantation procedure is completed?
Our doctors will provide you this information and many other questions that may come to your mind during the preliminary discussions both verbally and in writing.
7) Are the results permanent?
Yes. The hair follicles that are transplanted to the balding areas are genetically resistant to balding. They will continue to grow for a lifetime.
8)Will people know I had a hair transplant?
Hair transplantation, when done right, will look natural. This natural look depends on the restoration of the previous hairline, the accurate calculation of the growing direction of individual hairs, and implementation of the correct and suitable transplantation techniques. The skills and techniques of hair transplant surgeons vary widely, so it is important to choose the right practitioners.
9) Who will perform the hair transplantation procedure?
Hair transplantations should be performed by medical aesthetic professionals, dermatologists and plastic surgeons in hospitals or adequately equipped health centers, while keeping in mind that the auxiliary health personnel should also be experienced in this area.
This blog post is an educational resource only and does not replace a medical consultation with a doctor .
Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or comments. Your feedback welcome!