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Hair transplant Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

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Posted on : October 14, 2016 | Author: John Kahen

Am I a Candidate?

Only after careful observation of experts can such a question be answered. The density of the hair in the Donor site, thickness and color of hair must all be taken into account.

Will the implanted hair remain forever?

The Follicular units from the side and rear parts of the scalp are genetically characterized so as not to fall out. When these follicles are implanted in the Balding Areas areas of the scalp they will grow naturally during the remainder of the patient's life.

Is the follicular unit transplant procedure always successful?

The follicular units transplant technique, performed by a team of experts, is very successful and it is impossible to recognize that a transplant has taken place. Each graft is prepared under the microscope and inserted using a special, customize technique.

Is the follicular unit transplant technique complicated?

The procedure is carried out under local anesthetic and therefore there is no need for hospitalization. At the end of the transplant, the patient will be released to their home. Each graft is prepared under the microscope and inserted using a special device designed by Dr. Kahen for a natural hairline.

Is the procedure painful?

Scientific development has turned the hair transplant into a completely harmless and minimally uncomfortable procedure.

Will my hair at the donor area grow back after the procedure or will I be left with a bald patch at the back of the head?

The answer to both questions is no. At the start of the procedure, we remove a strip of hair bearing skin from the back of the scalp and then utilizing the elasticity of the skin, we are able to suture that area closed. After the procedure you are left with a fine linear scar at the back of the head that is covered by your existing hair and providing your hair is approximately a centimeter in length will not even be noticed directly after the procedure. Are there any side effects of a hair transplant? Hair transplantation is a much simpler surgical procedure than other transplants; however it does not differ in the issue of rejection of the implanted body. A transplant can not be done from one person to another because such an action would demand that the patient take medication against rejection for the remainder of his life; a step that could cause side effects. Therefore, as the treatment is cosmetic and not a medical problem that necessitates transferring an organ from one person to another, hair is not transferred from person to person.

I reside in an area far from the clinic. Do you provide any travel accommodations or other consultation alternatives?

We suggest a diagosia via a photograph. You can send photos either through email or regular ail - in front, both sides of the profile and if the problem is in the crown of the head, the photo must be taken from the back area. Upon receiving the photos, Dr. Kahen will contact you to go over the recommended solution for you.

How much time will I need off work?

This really depends upon the individual. It would be possible to return to work within one or two days after the procedure if required. We recommend avoiding strenuous physical activity for two weeks after the transplant so that the recuperation will be as fast and successful as possible. It is possible to wear a cap after the procedure to conceal the top of your head if this is feasible in your work environment.

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