Will I get my old hair back?
No, with a hair transplant the surgeon move existing hair follicles usually from the back of the head to the front. It is your own hair that is transplanted. It is not common practice to transplant someone else’s hair.
How much does a hair transplant cost?
The price varies with the type of surgery you want to have and the price at the specific clinic. In general FUE cost considerably more than the Strip since it is more labour intensive. Other factors for the price is which clinic you and how much hair you want to transplant. There is no direct correlation between a clinic’s skill and price, but it is important that you trust the person who will do the surgery. Read more about prices for hair transplants.
Is it visible that I have done a hair transplant?
How your transplant looks like depends on the clinic which performs the surgery but also on your individual circumstances since we work with organic tissues. There are both bad and good surgeons out there. With a modern hair transplantation, it is difficult to see that the patient had a hair transplant. The skill at the surgical team and to places the hair follicles with the right angle so that it falls a shadow over her hair, with proper spacing and density, with the goal of hair transplantation in a natural way.
What methods are used today?
Strip and FUE method is the most common hair restoration methods and these two account for about 99% of all hair transplants today. The methods differ in price and put a lot so you should read carefully before you decide how you want to have surgery. Strip is usually the cheaper method and you can put more hair because it actually takes away some of the skin. Which method is most effective, there are lots of different opinions about and the answer is probably on the clinic that you turn to.
How much hair do I need to transplant?
The number of hair follicles that you need to transplant are individually depending on how much hair you have (male pattern hair loss is measured in Norwood scale, while the female is measured by Ludwig scale) and how much density you want. To fill up the tabs is often 800-2800 follicles. If you have more hair loss much more hair follicles must be transplanted and larger operations. At the Strip to be a amount of hair follicles that are placed where they are most needed. It’s very common with patients who do 2-5 operations, but in there somewhere is the limit because the skin has a certain elasticity. There are also clinics giving treatments that combine to make the most hair follicles as possible.
What is Trichophytic Closure?
Trichophytic closure is a method used together with the Strip (FUT) surgery. Trichophytic Closure involves removing and placing grafts (hair follicles) in the scar. In FUE you do not need this method.
Should I choose FUE or STRIP (FUT)?
It depends on your wallet and how much you need to do, but perhaps above all the skills clinic, where you pay possesses. Read about the clinic but was critical about what you read in various forums since the forum often are paid to send customers directly to the clinic but they also talk positive about clinics sponsoring the forum.
How long after surgery can I start working?
It depends on which method you use. Many who make a FUE is on his feet a few days after surgery while FUT will take longer. Since it can take several weeks before the redness disappears even at FUE.
I am 17 years old – is hair transplant recommended for me?
It is doubtful since most clinics not recommend hair transplantation to patients younger than 25 years. Anyway in special circumstances clinics help younger people.
Is laser a better method for my hair loss?
The advantage of laser is that the method is painless but it is doubtful whether, and how laser methods work but you can certainly increase the blood circulation. However, working laser to remove hair. Several hair transplant clinics uses laser but the scientific evidence that it works for hair loss is hard to find. Read more about laser treatment.
Must I shave my hair when I undergo a hair transplant?
Shaving the head is better for the patient when using FUE as you pick each hair follicle individually. The strip surgery you could transplant easier. I have heard surgeons who complain when they have patients that have not shaved. It is much more difficult and the risk that you break the follicles increases (ie, it affects what the jargon is called the transection rate).
Which hair restoration clinic is best for me?
What is the best clinic varies from person to person and it is important that you trust the person who will do your HT. I would not recommend you about any specific clinic but feel that you should check the various clinics and form your own opinion.
Learn as much as you can about each option. If you have any useful information, please send me an email and I’ll potentially make it up on my site if there is a public interest in the information.
Are there any other methods besides hair transplants to cure my baldness?
Yes there are medical treatments that is, methods that are scientifically proven to use and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The pharmacy also sells natural medicines and dietary supplements which I have some doubts. Read more about this medication.
Will a hair transplant work for me?
It is impossible to say before you have completed an operation. Approximately 20% of performing an operation are not satisfied with the surgery and it is normal to have to make adjustments to the failed operations. If you have to pay for an adjustment due to the clinic and often about the arbitrariness what the doctor thinks about your performance. What is important is that you have confidence in the clinic and surgeon who you hire.