Hair transplant surgery is a procedure used to treat hair loss. Various techniques are available, but all hair transplants involve taking hair-bearing skin from one part of the scalp and grafting these pieces of skin onto bald or thinning areas of the scalp or areas of trauma.
Hair loss may be due to common male pattern baldness (also known as androgenetic alopecia), scalp inflammation or injury to the scalp. Injuries from burns, scalds, surgery or car accidents may leave permanent areas of hair loss that can be concealed by hair transplantation.Certain inflammatory diseases such as lichen, lupus or can also lead to permanent areas of hair loss that are suitable for transplantation.
Various methods of transplant surgery are available. OUR surgeon will choose the surgery most appropriate for you, based on your own circumstances.
Hair transplant grafts are usually performed under local anaesthetic. Each session of treatment can last from two to eight hours, depending on the number of hairs that are transplanted.
It is common to transplant between 1,000 and 2,000 hair follicles in one session, but larger areas of hair loss may require up to 4,000 follicles in each session. A session can take several hours and many people choose to have two or three separate sessions.
Once the hair starts to regrow, it should look natural because the hair is transplanted in the direction in which the hair would normally grow in that location.
preparation for surgery – our surgeon will give you detailed instructions about what you should do at home to prepare for surgery.