To ensure you have all of the facts before deciding on whether or not you want a hair transplant, here is some information on apprehensions that people have about getting a hair transplant.
Will I lose hair after the surgery?
One of the stages of a hair transplant involves hair loss, although, this is only temporary. Two to four weeks following surgery, an unusual amount of hair will fall out. This is an entirely natural part of the healing process with FUE hair transplants.
Can medical conditions can cause hair loss in the treated areas?
In rare situations, a medical condition can damage the follicles causing hair loss such as Alopecia Areata and Lichen Planopilaris.
Will my lifestyle choices create new hair loss after surgery?
Lifestyle factors and dietary choices such as stress and smoking can also cause hair loss. Thus, leading a healthy lifestyle will lower the risk of hair loss following a successful hair transplant procedure.
What happens if I’m not a suitable candidate?
Every individual considering a hair transplant is evaluated to determine if they are a suitable candidate for the procedure. It is also important that there is enough donor hair available to support the process. Some individuals may not be suitable candidates for a hair transplant if they have unrealistic expectations.
Although, by thoroughly going over the outcome with a qualified and skilled surgeon before the hair transplant procedure it is possible that unrealistic expectations can be corrected once the patient is given all of the information.
Will my results look natural?
The procedure involves transplanting just one to four hairs at a time, which allows for more attention to be made to more than just the area of the hair, but also the direction and angle that the hair it is transplanted. By doing this, each hair is strategically placed, creating a more natural-looking result.
To obtain the best natural-looking results, it’s vital that you find a reputable surgeon and clinic to conduct your surgery. Medici Capelli specialises in full-time non-surgical and surgical hair loss treatments for men and women; a Medici Capelli Hair Transplant is a proven, permanent method of hair restoration with optimal outcomes.
How much pain will I experience?
The level of pain experienced depends solely on the patient. During the procedure, a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area. These injections can be slightly uncomfortable for some, though the discomfort is just temporary. As soon as the anaesthetic starts working, you won’t feel any discomfort or pain. Following surgery, you may experience some discomfort and tenderness, but this is typically mild.
How long does recovery take?
Most individuals experience healing 10 to 14 days following the procedure. Additional redness can appear and continue following the initial two weeks, but this will diminish with time.
Having apprehensions about undergoing a hair transplant is normal; however, the procedure is generally considered a low-risk procedure. A successful hair transplant is designed to provide long-lasting results.