Hair Transplantation FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the few frequently asked questions regarding Hair Transplantations. If you have any questions apart from these below listed one, please get in touch with us and we will be happy to help you out.
A team of experts performs the follicular units transplant technique. This plus the patient following the instructions of the doctors determines the success. It is impossible to recognize that the patient had done hair transplant.
Usually one can return to work 2- 3 days after the transplant, depending on his type of job. We recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity for two weeks after the transplant for faster healing.
The hair in the chosen donor area is not in danger of Male Pattern Baldness, but continues to grow throughout a person’s life even when the hairs are implanted into other areas of the scalp.
The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic and therefore there is no need for hospitalization. At the end of the transplant the patient will be released to his home and back to activity.
Laser (CO2) is a device developed by Israell scientists, that enables the physician to puncture holes in the site chosen for transplantation. The advantages: lack of bleeding, swift, as compared to the manual technique. The disadvantages: Slow, impaired healing due to use of laser heat scabs remain for a longer period. We personally no longer recommend the laser technique: it is an antiquated technique that holds no real advantages for either the patients or the doctor and with increased cost If the patient insists on laser it can only be used on those who are completely bald, but not on people with receding hair, because the laser is liable to burn the existing hairs. It must be stated that there are many existing techniques for hair transplant, however the technique must be suited the patient and not vice versa, as is often the case-and this is vital to remember.
This procedure can be repeated 2 – 3 times according to the need of the patient. The minimum interval between two sessions is around 1 year.
Only after careful observation by experts can such a question be answered. The density of the hair in the donor site, thickness and color of hair must all be taken into account when doing a hair transplant.
Hair transplantation is much more simpler surgical procedure than other transplants, however it does not differ in the issue of rejection of the implanted body. A transplant cannot be done from one person to another because such an action would demand that the patient will take medication against rejection for all his life, a step that could cause side affects. Therefore, as the treatment is cosmetic and not a medical problem that necessitates transferring an organ from one person to another, hair is not transferred from person to person.
We suggest diagnosis via a photograph. You can send photos either through the email or regular post – in front; both sides of the profile and if the problem is in the crown of the head the photo must be taken from the back area. After receiving the photos, we will contact you in order to explain the recommended procedure for you, cost of treatment and to arrange a date for the treatment.
The transplant is carried out under local anaesthesia which makes the procedure very patient friendly who is very comfortable and sometimes even dozes off during the surgery.
In certain cases a swelling appears in the area around the forehead or eyelids on the third day following the transplantation. However, this disappears after two days. Nowadays, a special plaster helps to avoid swelling almost completely.Bleeding or oozing may be seen which is stopped by cold compresses on that spot. Secondary infection is a theoretical possibility in this era of antibiotics. Persistent numbness and graft failure may be seen, though it is very rare.