Hair transplant patients and those who are indecisive about getting a hair transplant have many questions about hair transplant hence the words hair transplant faqs. Frequently asked questions about hair transplants is our topic for today.
Hair transplant faqs do not vary much from place to place. People from different places all ask similar questions about it.
What are the hair transplant faqs? (Not in rank order) And the answers of course.
1Am I suitable for it?
It depends on the individual. Some hair loss types give better hair transplant results. The most suitable people are often males with a certain level of genetic male pattern hair loss mostly in their 30s. this is because in one’s 30s, hair loss has come to a level, and the progression can be projected.
The hereditary male pattern hair loss or in other words, androgenetic or androgenic alopecia is the type of hair loss for which hair restoration works best. The back of the scalp still has hair, and therefore, the surgeons can harvest the hair from the nape of the scalp and transplant it to the bald areas on the scalp.
Women who have male pattern hair loss, patients with local and not progressive hair loss can also be suitable for hair transplant operation if they have sufficient hair on the back of their scalps, and if they fit the other criteria defined by their surgeons such as having no blood related illnesses, being generally healthy, and so on.
2Is hair transplant scary? What is it like?
It depends on the individual. Kidding. And not. If you detest surgeries in general, you might not like to undergo hair transplant operation. However, it is good to keep in mind that hair transplant is only a minor medical operation. It involves the injection of anaesthetics but this is local. You will remain conscious during the whole operation and not feel any pain during or after it.
Hair transplant is the extraction of hair follicles on the back of one’s scalp, and the transplantation of them into the incisions on the bald sites of the scalp.
3Will the result look natural?
This one depends mostly on the skills of the surgeon. If the surgeon is remarkable, and your existing hair and hair loss pattern are suitable, the results will look unnoticeable.
4Is it very expensive?
This depends on the country and clinic. Europe and the US are known to be places with higher prices. Some countries in other parts of the world have remarkable surgeons, and the prices are much more affordable.
5How long to recover?
The initial recovery period is fairly short. Usually within two days, you can resume your everyday activities as you used to. However, seeing the full results can take up to 1-2 years due to the growth cycle of the hair.
6For how long does it last?
Forever. Yes, the hair transplant results are permanent if done correctly, and if the patient follows the post surgery instructions.
7How many operations do I need to undergo?
If you started visiting a dermatologist when your hair loss started, they can guide you. If done at the right time of your hair loss, you will most probably need only one operation.
8Does one get a full head?
Almost. The uttermost result varies, and yet, transplanted hair is not like your full head of hair in your teenage years. It can be close. Thinking we all lose some hair as we age, the result is satisfactory.
9How long does a session normally take?
Depending on the individual, one hair transplant session often takes 6-10 hours, and if the patient does not need to get another hair transplant, that is it. You might hear “full day” which means a full working day of approximately 8 hours for surgeons and their teams.
10What is the success rate?
What defines success is the level of happiness of patients. Reliable surgeons have happy patients.