Hair restoration is a huge topic, and for most, it is a huge decision whether or not to opt for a hair restoration procedure. We get so many questions regarding our hair transplants, so today we’re collating some of our most asked questions in one simple post.
When it comes to hair transplant related questions the thing we’re asked most commonly is ‘Does a hair transplant hurt’? Hair transplants are a minimally invasive procedure and they’re virtually pain free.
Our FUE hair transplants are carried out under local aesthetic, which means you will be awake and free to talk to your surgeon but you won’t feel a thing throughout the procedure. When the anaesthetic is injected into the scalp it might sting a little but it is bearable and goes numb very quickly.
The anaesthetic will wear off once the procedure is finished and the scalp might feel a little bit tight and sore but this will ease off and return to normal after a few hours. The aftercare for a hair transplant is relatively simple and pain free too.
One very big topic when it comes to hair transplants is scarring. A lot of people believe that hair transplants will result in scarring to the head, however, this isn’t always the case. In some cases, our revolutionary FUE hair transplant procedure can actually work to disguise scarring to the scalp.
FUT hair transplants can sometimes result in large scars at the back of the scalp, this is due to the process removing a strip of tissue from the scalp, this strip is then prepared and cut into smaller hair follicles and transplanted. As a strip of tissue is taken it can result in a large scar at the back of the head. Whereas an FUE hair transplant leaves minimal scarring as only individual hair follicles are removed with a specialised extraction tool.
As with most surgical procedures hair transplants do need some time for recovery and we’re often asked if it is ok to get straight back to working life. Although the recovery process for a hair transplant is pretty easy and straightforward you will need to take some time out of the office.
We tend to advise that you take between seven and 14 days off work depending on the size of the procedure as well as individual healing characteristics. This will be something your doctor will discuss ith you after your transplant.
FUE hair transplants are the most popular method to restore hair permanently. Hair transplants can transform the appearance of thinning hair and a receding hairline however they’re not suitable for everyone.
To be a suitable candidate for a successful hair transplant you’ll need to have enough donor hair, this is the hair found at the back of the scalp that is transplanted to the thinning areas of the head. If your hair is extremely thin and you do not have enough donor hair we might not be able to produce a natural looking transplant. We do, however, offer other hair restoration treatments such as advanced tricho pigmentation that might work better for you.
When people begin to lose their hair they want to find a solution that will be permanent. A hair transplant is the most permanent hair restoration solution currently available. We plan all of our hair transplants carefully and we use donor hair from the back of the scalp, as these hair follicles remain in the growth phase for much longer. Once we’ve transplanted these hair follicles they will continue to grow as they would when at the back of the scalp.
The topic of hair transplant is often linked with the idea of celebrities and football players, it is thought that the cost of a hair transplant will be too much unless you’re on a footballers salary, but this isn’t true. A hair transplant can cost anything from £3,000 to £10,000 depending on your individual characteristics.
When looking at the cost of a hair transplant it is important to remember that it is a one off cost, other hair loss treatments such as medications and shampoos are items you’ll have to purchase throughout your lifetime and the cost can really add up.
If you have any questions about out FUE hair transplant procedures please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.