WHAT IS HAIR REPLACEMENT? - HAIR
Hair replacement is a procedure performed to transplant hair from one part of the body known as the ‘donor site’ to another part of the body known as the 'recipient site'. It is generally performed to cover areas of baldness.
Baldness commonly occurs on the crown, temple and the top of the head. Baldness tends to affect more males than females; however women can suffer from hair loss too.
The surgical treatment offered by Meditours for hair replacement is known as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
The footballer Wayne Rooney and Scots millionaire Duncan Bannatyne have both successfully undergone this type of treatment.
IS THIS PROCEDURE SUITABLE FOR ME? - HAIR
You may consider a FUE hair transplant if:
- You are bald or slightly balding
- You do not want a linear scar
- You have a need or desire to wear your hair quite short
- You could benefit from a small hair transplant session
- You have realistic expectations of what FUE can achieve
You should be aware that there are other non-surgical hair replacement methods available.
Your suitability for the procedure will be determined by a surgeon’s consultation which will take into account factors such as your medical history and condition.
The consultation with the surgeon will enable you to come to an informed decision.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? - HAIR
For some people baldness and hair thinning can present problems with self-confidence, especially among younger men. Many people see their hair as their ‘crowning glory’, so the loss of some or all of it can be quite traumatic. Baldness is not just a problem for men, hair loss can occur in women too which can have a big impact on self-esteem and self-image which can cause distress.
A hair transplant can dramatically change your appearance and provide you with added self-confidence and improve your self-esteem.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE? - HAIR
What happens during the procedure?In short, the surgeon will carefully extract follicular hair units from the donor site (where there is hair) and this will then be replanted back to the recipient (bald) site with a specialised instrument.
During the procedure small, circular incisions in the skin are made at the donor site around a follicular unit (each unit containing one to four hairs); the surrounding tissue is then separated and the unit is extracted from the scalp, leaving a small open hole.
Tiny recipient sites are made in the balding area, and the follicular units are then placed into the recipient sites. Here they will grow into healthy hair-producing follicles.
This procedure allows the surgeon to remove hair from the skin causing minimum damage.
This is why this hair transplantation technique is less invasive than other hair transplant techniques and has a quicker healing time.
HOW LONG WILL THE PROCEDURE TAKE? - HAIR
This will depend on the distribution needs but generally each session can take between 4 to 8 hours.
WILL I EXPERIENCE ANY PAIN? - HAIR
During the procedure you will be under local anaesthesia so you should not experience any pain.
WILL IT LEAVE A SCAR? - HAIR
There are no stitches involved in this treatment and therefore there will be no linear scars. The small round incisions made will heal within approximately 10 days.
HOW LONG WILL THE RESULTS LAST? - HAIR
The results of hair transplant surgery are generally long lasting.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME? - HAIR
Immediately after the treatment, there may be some scabbing that develops on the donor areas but these will disappear in approximately 10 days following treatment.
There are no limitations on strenuous exercise following this procedure and you can return to your normal everyday activities almost immediately.
Of course recovery periods for any procedure can vary between patients and are dependent upon factors such as age, state of health, the procedure undertaken and your own bodies healing ability.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS INVOLVED? - HAIR
The risks for this type of procedure are minimal.
Full information of the risks involved, and what you can expect to experience, will be provided to you by your surgeon before the procedure.