FAQ


What causes hair loss? 
The most common cause of hair loss is inheritance. Men and women inherit the gene for hair loss from either or parents. Men are most commonly affected by the inherited gene as the hormone, testosterone, activates the genetic program causing loss of hair follicles. Currently there is no known method of stopping this type of hair loss. The age of onset, extent, and rate of hair loss vary from person to person. Severe illness, malnutrition, or vitamin deficiency can accelerate this process. When applied incorrectly, permanent hair color and chemical relaxers damage the hair and follicle to the extent that hair loss can be permanent. 

Do hair transplants really works?
Hair transplantation is really about relocating (transplanting) the bald resistant hair follicles from the back of the head to the balding areas on the top of the head. This process works for a lifetime because the hair follicles taken from the back of the head are genetically resistant to baldness, regardless of where they are relocated to.The transplanted hair maintains it's own characteristics; color, texture,growth rate, and curl, after transplantation and regrowth. Over years, instruments and techniques have been developed that allow us to achieve truly natural results by transplanting small grafts very close together. We have found that hair grows from the scalp in groups of one, two, and three hair follicles. We transfer these groups of follicles after eliminating the excess surrounding fatty tissue. This allows the grafts to be placed closer together resulting in a denser and more natural result.


What can be expected after hair restoration surgery?
The post-operative course will depend on adherence to the instructions given after surgery. Small scabs will form on the scalp at the graft sites. These scabs disappear in within 5-7days. Shampooing can be resumed 24 hours after surgery. The suture (stitch) used in the donor area is undetectable as it is completely covered by your existing hair. The sutur need not to be removed, they dissolve by itself within 3 to 4 weeks after surgery. It is advisable to take at least two days off work after surgery.


Are hair transplants painful?
The great majority of our patients are quite comfortable both during and after their hair transplantation procedure. As you would expect, local anesthetics are used during the procedure. The discomfort associated with hair transplantation surgery is usually comparable to that of dental surgery. Pain medication is always offered, though its use is limited generally to the first few days after surgery.


How I will look after the procedure?
The grafts form small scabs in the days after the procedure. If one has enough surrounding hair, these scabs can be camouflaged with creative styling. If not, the small scabs may be visible but do not attract much attention. The scabs usually come off after 7 days, when a person start rubbing the scalp while shampooing.


What is the recovery time / When can I go back to work?
With today's very refined micro hair transplantation procedure the incisions are very small and less invasive than past procedures. This results in more rapid healing. Most patients feel fine within a day or two following surgery, although some numbness and mild soreness can be expected for several days following surgery. Depending on the type of procedure you have done and the type of work you do, it is often possible to go back to work the next day. Your hair restoration surgeon will discuss this with you during the consultation.


Are hair transplants expensive?
Generally hair transplantation has become a dramatically better value over the past several years. Hair transplantation is more expensive than a hair piece or some alternative treatments. However considering that the results are permanent, most people consider it a good investment in their future happiness.We charge by the number of intact follicular unit grafts (not by hair). We consider charging by the hair as unfair to the patient as a majority of the follicular unit grafts in an average person's scalp contain multiple hair.