Answers to Help You - Hair Transplant FAQs
Hair loss has become a much discussed issue among every group. You too must be one of those worried about your hair, and are on this page to clear your doubts. Aren’t you? You are sure to have a lot of doubts about treatments that can restore your hair. Read on, and you can find all the answers to your questions. You can also walk in at HairSure and meet our experts for more.
In an attempt to resolve the worries of a large population who experience hair loss, the medical system has come up with treatments that stimulate and restore hair growth naturally from a receding hairline to a large bald patch on the head and body.
If you are looking for a hair restoration treatment, here are some frequently asked questions that will help you know what’s best for you. If you want to know more, you’re just a click away. Click on the link to Book An Appointment with our Hair Transplant Experts.
What is hair transplant?
Hair Transplant Surgery involves extracting hair follicles from the back or sides of your scalp (or any other part of your body), and implanting them onto the bald areas of your scalp or body.
Does a hair transplant procedure hurt?
A hair transplant procedure is usually performed under a local anesthesia, which numbs the surgical sites during the procedure. This helps in avoiding any pain sensation during the surgery. However, you might have little pain after the surgery which is manageable. Your doctor will also give you certain pain medication to reduce the pain if it is too much.
What to ask during the consultation?
You can cite any concern regarding your hair during your consultation. Your doctor will first examine your hair and scalp before recommending any procedure. You will have to present your prior medical records, and inform your doctor about any family history of having hair related problems.
How long does a hair transplant surgery take?
It depends on which type of procedure you choose. A Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) or a strip hair transplant takes about 4-6 hours. A Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) usually takes almost 8 hours and can implant upto 3,500 hair grafts. It is a much more meticulous and accurate procedure. Hence the longer it takes.
Are hair transplant results permanent?
Hair transplants are usually permanent. But if you have balding (alopecia) running genetically in your family, and you’ve got a transplant done at an early age, you are likely to lose the existing hair, but not the transplanted hair. However, if you follow your doctor’s instructions and take the right precautions on time, the results will be healthy.
How much does an FUE hair transplant cost?
FUE Hair Transplant Costs usually differ place to place and clinic-wise. In some places they charge based on the number of sitting you might require, and in some, it depends on the number of hair grafts extracted and implanted. The hours also count. So speak to your surgeon before and make the right choice. You can call us for more details.
Does a hair transplant surgery cause scarring?
If you go for an FUT hair transplant, you are bound to have a linear scar hidden under the denser hair on the back of your scalp. An FUE hair transplant has tiny spot like scars which eventually become invisible and hidden.
Can people figure out a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is evident mostly because of the unnatural appearance. It depends on how well the hair transplant surgeon has designed the hairline and how well the procedure is performed.
Is a hair transplant right for me?
If you are interested in a hair transplant surgery, the first step is to get a consultation before you get a surgery done. Your surgeon will closely examine your scalp and hair to determine what treatment is best for you.
Does a hair transplant surgery have a downtime?
The downtime depends on what type of surgery you choose. If you have got an FUE hair transplant done, the recovery will be upto a week with minimal activity restrictions. You can see the new hair grow with in 3-5 months. In an FUT procedure, you will have to wait for at least a day or two for complete recovery from the soreness or inflammation due to the operation. Other treatment techniques like laser combs do not need any down time, whereas, a PRP therapy involves injecting the Platelet Rich Plasma into the balding areas which might cause slight inflammation which reduces within 5-6 hours.
Does a hair transplant look evident?
After a hair transplant surgery, the scalp turns a little pinkish with the micro incisions which makes it look evident. However, most people get comfortable being in public without covering the head within 5 to 7 days. Once the transplanted hair grows back it looks natural even on close examination.
How do hair transplants work?
Hair follicles are harvested from the back and sides of the scalp that is genetically resistant to balding. Hence, when these hair follicles are transplanted to the bald areas they do not lose their character and, usually survive for most of your life.