Frequently Asked Questions
Is there an appropriate time to do hair transplant surgery?
You can undergo a hair transplant at any time during the year, but we advise you take careful note of the post-operative instructions, because they may affect your daily life, e.g. activity restrictions after the procedure. In summer, especially in the first 7 or 10 days after the surgery, you should avoid swimming and your skin should not be exposed to sunlight.
The harmful effects of UV lights on the skin is very well known, especially after a surgery with stitches. But that would not much be the case with a hairy skin of head. Even in cold winter days you will not be able to wear a hat or a cap after the procedure, because it may damage the transplanted area on the head and cause hair loss. The period it takes to undergo hair transplant surgery is 3 or 5 days, which you have to take off from work and take a break from your daily routines.
Whenever you undergo hair transplant treatment, it is necessary to consider and follow the medical instructions so that the transplanted area on the head does not get damaged.
At what stage of hair loss is it appropriate to undergo hair transplant surgery?
If the patient suffers from low self esteem due to the hair loss, is unhappy with his appearance, if the hair loss has become a problem for the patient, then he/she should consider undergoing a hair transplant surgery.
We can not estimate when hair loss finally comes to an end, for that reason this would mean that the patient should wait a long time, until all the hair fall out. This long time could cause displeasure and this situation can make the patient unhappy.
Postponing a hair transplant to a later stage may increase the risk that the number of the healthy and strong hair roots can decrease. Accordingly you should take into consideration that it would be beneficial to decide as soon as possible to undergo a hair transplant surgery.
What should I expect from a hair transplant?
As with all cosmetic surgeries, preconditions for hair transplants are being healthy and having realistic expectations. Results of hair transplants vary from one person to the other, however the majority of our hair transplant patients received the most natural hair transplants.
Who’s the best candidate for hair transplants?
The best candidates for hair transplant surgery are men who have been experiencing hair loss due to male pattern baldness for more than five years or men and women who have lost their hair as a result of trauma or burns.
People of all ages can undergo hair transplants and enjoy the benefits of a youthful appearance and improved confidence.
Who is qualified to perform a hair transplant procedure?
Only accredited hair transplant surgeons and hair restoration experts are qualified to perform hair transplant procedures. It takes a dedicated team of hair restoration experts and supporting nurses to deliver successful hair transplant results.
Can women undergo hair transplant procedures like men do?
Yes, women can qualify for hair transplant surgery when they have pattern baldness similar to that of men. Hair loss in women can occur due to a variety of factors including stress, hormonal changes or trauma. During the consultation session, the doctor will determine your eligibility for transplant surgery.
What are possible risks of hair transplants?
Infections and healing problems are usually rare in hair restoration surgery, especially with follicular hair transplants. Occasionally however, healing issues can develop in the donor site at the back of the scalp. Some numbness in the donor area may be experienced. The majority of these problems subside within a couple of months.
What to do after a hair transplant procedure?
The first night of follicular hair extraction (FUE), the donor area will be bandaged. The morning after, you will remove the headband, shower and shampoo. It is important to carefully follow the doctor’s instructions. You may lose some of the newly transplanted hair durung the six-week period after surgery. Limited exercise can be started in the first week. You should avoid strenuous activity for several weeks following hair transplant surgery.
Is there an age limit for hair transplants?
Hair loss is a lifelong process, and if hair restoration takes place too early, hair transplant surgeons may implant the grafts too far forward on the head and the patient may later lose the implanted hair.
Will the transplanted hair grow?
Some hair can grow between 3 to 4 months. Most hair starts to grow at 6 months with ongoing improvement between 6 to 12 months. However, final results can be noticed within 9 months.
How long do results of hair transplants last?
Typically, patients who underwent a hair transplant will continue to grow hair in the transplanted areas of the scalp permanently. New hair density depends on a variety of factors, such as scalp laxity, density of follicles, hair curl and hair quality.