Hair transplant faqs. There are many frequently asked questions to the Hair Dr team. We have put together a list of the most asked questions. Please feel free to contact the Hair Dr team. Available on 0113 4688 530 for further information and hair transplant faqs.
What causes hair loss?
Many factors cause hair loss. The main being hereditary hair loss. The genetic predisposition for men and women.
What is the success rate of hair transplants?
Hair follicles can successfully be moved. Similar to other transplants. Success relies on a number of factors. First, there must be a constant flow of blood to the scalp. Then the transplanted hairs can grow naturally. As a result, the new hair blends with existing and surrounding hair. Because the hair is genetically strong it keeps growing. Even when transplanted to a new area. Able to wash and style. Comb and treat normally.
What care would I receive after restoration surgery?
Patients receive individual care. To cater for individual needs. Depending on th treatment. A light head cover can be worn immediately. To protect the grafts. But exercise should be avoided for five days. Numbness is possible. Around the recipient sites especially. As a result, normally goes within 3 months. The transplanted hair sheds after 14-28 days. Subsequently the new hair growth starts again in 3-4 months.
Do hair transplants look natural?
Hair transplants look natural with the skills of the Doctor. Performing the hair transplant to a high standard. A good hair transplant can be undetectable. Even on close inspection. Say by a hairdresser.
What is the importance of follicular units?
Follicular units are the basis of a modern hair transplant. Follicular unit groups range from one to up to five hairs. A transplant involves moving healthy follicular units. To repopulate areas of hair loss.
How will I look post procedure?
Short term there is mild scabbing. With washing they go relatively quickly. Over time the transplanted hairs begin to grow and mature. Over the months more hair grows.
Will I need to wear a bandage?
Bandages are kept to a minimum. As a result not routinely used. That said, a light dressing may be used. At least for the first night.
Do I need time off work?
Often patients return to work within days. Although some wish to take more time. Sometimes a haircut can hide the hair transplant. Depending on the procedure. Hats can be worn after surgery. Helping to protect from sunburn or damage.
What is the timescale before the new hair is noticeable?
Transplanted hair starts to grow after three to four months. Although a large cosmetic difference takes longer. The full hair transplant result can take a year to eighteen months.
How long does hair transplant surgery take?
A hair transplant typically takes from four to eight hours to perform. The surgeon takes care to ensure the patient’s comfort throughout.
Will I have a full head of hair?
A hair transplant is part illusion. Needing to make a little hair go along way. With expertise it is possible to create the look of coverage and hair density. With the skilled distribution of the hair.
Is there an age limit?
Age is an important factor. The recommended age is normally above 25 for men. Or at a stage hair loss is likely to become obvious. Having a hair transplant too early may lead to underestimating hair loss. Resulting in a long-term unnatural hair pattern. Needing to be repaired at a later date.
Do hair transplants last?
A good hair transplant is permanent. When a hair transplant follows the correct protocols. Only using genetically strong, healthy hair follicles.
What are the risks involved?
FUE is minor cosmetic surgery procedure. With very few medical risks. That said, patients are give all necessary care.
Are there any restrictions to sporting activities after the procedure?
Most patients can resume sports within a week or so. Talk to your surgeon for more details. Care is individually tailored.
What is the expense involved in hair transplants?
Compared with other options the outlay for a transplant is initially more but offers benefits that other options do not. The results are natural and lasting and add to genuine levels of confidence by reducing worry or potential comment or embarrassment otherwise associated to the wearing of hairpieces or wigs.
How many sessions are generally required?
Everyone will be treated in accordance to their needs, requirements and personal budgets to provide the fullest most relevant service possible. There are many variables which need to be taken into consideration including hair types, levels of confidence and desired expectations and outcomes which are best dealt with through individual consultancy and discussion.
Can I have a hair transplant if I have a medical condition?
hair transplant faqs. Final decisions as to whether to undertake surgical procedures rest with the surgeon. Full disclosure openness and honesty about background, pre-existing medical intent are however prerequisites of proceedings and continuation or curtailment, are at his discretion in the light of available and disclosed information.
Can the donor hair be taken for somebody else?
The hair used in the procedures offered must come from the donor’s own head as this reduces the chances of rejection, and mitigates the need for additional drugs which would otherwise need to be taken for a lifetime.