Can there be hair loss after a transplant?
It’s crucial to realize that a successful hair transplant goes through several healing stages. During one of those stages, you might see some hair loss. However, this is only temporary. After two to four weeks of surgery, you will see a notable amount of hair falling out.
This is usually a natural part of the healing process which is associated with a follicular unit extraction, or FUE hair transplant. The process involves the removal of small groups of hair and relocating them to the desired area. However, this process “shocks” the scalp and follicles. This shock causes follicles to reset temporarily. During this period, the hair will initially fall out.
Then, after the shock subsides, the follicles will begin to grow new hair.
Is hair transplant surgery long?
A hair transplant can take from a couple of hours to most of a day depending on the amount of hair that will be transplanted. However, most people participate in activities to help pass the time, such as reading a book or watching a movie.
Will the hair transplant look natural?
In FUE hair transplant, only one to four hairs are transplanted at a time. This allows attention to be paid to more than just the location of the hair, but also the angle and direction at which it is transplanted. This allows each hair to be placed strategically, creating a natural result.
Will the results are permanent?
The hair follicles that are transplanted are genetically-resistant to baldness so they will, in theory, continue to grow over your lifetime.
What’s the success rate of hair transplant surgeries?
The success rate for hair transplant surgeries is fairly high—95%, actually which means that the ideal patient should have no pre-existing or underlying conditions and that the surgeon is highly experienced and a perfectionist when it comes to completing their work.
How soon after my hair transplant surgery can one return to work?
The recovery time usually varies from one patient to another, but in most cases, patients can return to work after about a week post-surgery.
Is FUE hair transplant painful?
The amount of pain experienced varies from individual to individual. During the procedure, local anesthesia is given to numb the area. These initial injections can be a little painful, though the discomfort is temporary.
Once the anesthesia begins working, you shouldn’t feel any pain associated with the FUE hair transplant procedure. Additionally, the anesthesia prevents pain for a long period of time even after the procedure is complete. After the surgery, you may feel some discomfort and tenderness, but this is mild. In many cases, you will be able to resume normal activities the next day as long as they don’t require too much strength.