10 Common Questions About Hair Transplantation

1. How Do I Know If I Am A Hair Transplant Candidate?

There are many factors to determine if you make a good candidate for surgical hair restoration, age, hair loss stage now and potentially in the future, achievable goals and overall the quality of your hair characteristics. It is important to have a professional assessment to determine whether your hair characteristics are strong enough to sustain hair restoration as your hair loss progresses and a natural result can be achieved

2. Is A Hair Transplant Permanent?

The technique relies on taking genetically strong hair from around the sides and back with the donor safe zone and placing in the area of loss; assuming the procedure is performed to a high standard the hair will retain the characteristics and continue to grow

3. Which technique is better, FUE or FUT?

The harvesting method is not a matter of taste but a matter of necessity. Each patient will have different characteristics and these should be taken into account when deciding on the best technique that should be employed

4. What Are Follicular Units?

FU´s are natural groupings of hairs removed from the donor intact by FUT or FUE techniques; each FU contains between 1 to 4 hairs or follicles and in general will average out to approximately 2.2 hairs per FU

5. How Long Does The Operation Take?

FUT can harvest and place a large number of grafts in a one day procedure, on the right candidate 6000 plus grafts. FUE is generally a slower technique to perform and can be administered over multiple days

6. Is It Painful?

Only local anaesthesia is required and there should be little to no pain during the procedure; some tightness of the scalp is normal and some swelling for a few days post operation is common

7. How Many Grafts/Hairs Do I Need?

This will depend on the surface area to treat and the quality of your hair characteristics. Small hair line work can be as little as 1000 grafts, higher hair loss stages 3-4000 and advanced hair loss can require over 7000

8. Can I Achieve A Full Head Of Hair?

It is impossible to replace like for like hair lost, but with medical and artistic skill even candidates with advanced hair loss and good characteristics can have the appearance of fullness and coverage from hair line to the crown

9. Can I Have More Than One Hair Transplant?

Yes, it is common for many candidates, especially as hair loss advances to have more than one procedure; correct donor management is vital to ensure the maximum number can be removed from the donor over time

10. When Will The Hair Grow?

Initially the grafted hair goes into a resting phase, after approximately 3 months the hair starts to regrow. Over time the hairs grow and mature with a full result normally being achieved between 12 to 18 months

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