If you are suffering from hair loss, you’ve probably wondered whether a hair transplant could help. You’ve seen the newspaper articles about celebrities who’ve had it done and sport a great-looking head of hair, but on the other hand, you’ve heard horror stories about when it goes wrong. To clear up some of the misconceptions about hair loss, we’ve answered five of your top questions about hair transplants.
What happens during a hair transplant procedure?
In the simplest terms, a hair transplant is the transplantation of hair grafts from one area on the scalp to restore areas of baldness. The hair grafts are removed using one of two methods – Follicular Unit Extraction FUE or Follicular Unit Transplant FUT. The grafts are then placed into the scalp, ensuring that each one is positioned correctly to follow natural growth patterns for a completely natural-looking result.
Is getting a hair transplant painful?
During hair transplant surgery, anaesthetic is used to ensure that the process does not cause discomfort. After surgery, it is natural for the areas treated to be a little tender but not painful. Most people find that applying an ice-pack is soothing and helps to reduce inflammation.
Does hair transplant surgery leave scars?
The FUE and FUT hair transplant methods have been developed to allow Vinci Hair Clinic’s surgeons to deliver optimum results while leaving minimal scarring. They also provide full instructions and support to ensure that all patients are well-informed about the correct after-care process.
How many surgeries are required for an average hair transplant?
The efficiency of today’s surgical techniques makes it possible for most hair transplants to be completed in one session. For those with more advanced hair loss, the surgeries may need to take place over two or three days.
How much “down-time” will I need after surgery?
Many people are worried about going ahead with hair restoration surgery because of their work and family commitments. Vinci Hair Clinic doctors generally recommend that their patients plan to have a couple of days of rest after their procedure. However, it is possible to return to work the next day, if necessary, providing that you avoid strenuous activities.