Hair Transplant F.A.Q’s

Q: What is the cause of hair loss?
A: While there are many different reasons for hair loss in general, the most common by far is male pattern baldness, which is a genetic condition. Research has shown that specific hormones such as DHT can trigger hair loss. This is linked to an autoimmune response that gradually reduces the follicle’s ability to produce new hair.

Q: How does hair restoration work?
A: During a hair transplant procedure, hair follicles are removed from the back of the head and transplanted to balding areas of the scalp. The procedure lasts indefinitely because hair from the back are not genetically susceptible to balding like other areas.

Q: How long does a hair transplant procedure take?
A: Depending on the number of grafts, a procedure can take anywhere from a few hours to an entire day. Hair transplants are performed on an outpatient basis . Hair transplant patients will generally arrive at the facility early in the morning and leave sometime in the afternoon.

Q: How many grafts will it take?
A: The average hair transplant requires between 1,500 and 3,000 grafts. The amount of grafts that you will need will of course depend on the amount of baldness that you have sustained. You can estimate the number of grafts that you will need here.

Q: How long will it take for me to recover after a hair transplant?
A: Most patients feel fine a day or two after their procedure. There will probably be numbness to the surgical area for several days and maybe a slight bit of sourness, but this generally subsides within a week or two. The procedures used for hair transplantation today are minimally invasive which results in a faster healing time.

Q: Before how long can I begin to see results from my hair transplant?
A: At a minimum, it will take 2 months to see result, though most results take longer. It might take anywhere from 6 months to over a year to see the full results. This is due to the hair growth cycles of the follicles. Follicles undergo a period of dormancy during 3 month cycles. Also, hair in thinning areas tends to grow at a slower rate than other areas, thus taking longer to see results.

Q: Does excessive stress cause hair loss?
A: Sometimes stress can play a factor, but hair loss caused by stress usually grows back after about a year.

Q: How long does a hair transplant procedure take?
A: Depending on the number of grafts, a procedure can take anywhere from a few hours to an entire day. Hair transplants are performed on an outpatient basis . Hair transplant patients will generally arrive at the facility early in the morning and leave sometime in the afternoon.

Q: Are hair transplant results permanent?
A: Hair that are transplanted from the back of the head or genetically resistant to hereditary hair loss, thus they will remain permanently.