1. What is hair transplant?
It is a surgical procedure to treat baldness, comprising the transfer of hair from the back of the head to an area that lacks hair.
2. Does it work?
Yes - the transplanted hair lasts for life and will grow naturally. After eight months to a year it will have a very good appearance.
3. Will I end up having a full head of hair?
This depends on the extent of your baldness and the number of surgeries to be carried out. However, you will not have the hair you had when you were a 14- to 15-year-olds.
4. Is the surgery and post-surgery stage painful?
No. The surgery is painless and so is the post-surgery period.
5. Is it a dangerous surgery?
No. Prior to surgery the doctor checks your state of health and the surgery is painless with the use of a local anaesthetic.
6. How long do I need before returning to my normal life?
After three days you can return to your routine, but you must avoid some tasks which the doctor will explain.
7. How many surgeries will I require?
It depends on your degree of baldness and the donor area/bald area ratio. Normally we suggest various surgery appointments in order to monitor the evolution of the patient's baldness.
8. When will I be able to wash my hair?
Every day, preferably 2 or 3 times a day for the first fortnight.
9. Are there any complications?
There may be some cases of infection but these will only occur if the medical advice is not followed.
If this is carefully followed then there will be no difficulties.
10. Can women have this type of surgery?
Of course, provided there is considerable loss of hair, surgery is recommended unless the problem is due to some other cause.
11. How many surgeries can I have?
Several, since everything depends on the amount of hair available in the donor area and it is vital to manage this area well.
12. What percentage of transplanted hair is lost?
It varies from case to case, usually no more than a 5% loss.
13. Is it an expensive surgery?
No. In our case, we choose to carry out several small surgeries in order to lower the cost per surgery and we monitor the evolution of our patients' baldness throughout their lives.
14. Which surgical technique should I choose?
You should discuss this with the doctor and, depending on your specific case, a decision can be taken on which technique to choose.
15. Should I wait to become extensively bald to have the surgery?
No. You should consult the doctor and even start medical treatment prior to surgery. You can have the surgery when you are slightly bald.