Top Questions about Hair Transplant Surgery

istock_000003115866small-300x199With age, countless men begin to lose their hair. Hair loss can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, and can be a source of embarrassment for many. Fortunately, hair transplant surgery can help men retain natural-looking hair for life. Let’s take a closer look at the many benefits of this procedure.

Top 5 Questions about Hair Transplantation.

  1. What exactly is a hair transplant? The main purpose of a hair transplant is to relocate hair follicles from the back of the head to balding areas on top of the head. Hair follicles  taken from the back of the head are generally more resistant to baldness than areas on the top of the head.
  2. How does a hair transplant work? During a hair transplant, the surgeon will make sure that the placement of hair will be precise. The hair from the back of your scalp is prepared using very fine micro-grafts, which will consist of four small hair each. These small grafts will then be implanted in the targeted area. Mini-grafts, which consist of about five to twelve hairs, will also be used to cover the bulk of skin, behind the micro-grafts. Using grafts, a person’s hair will look fuller and more natural.
  3. Is this a painful procedure? Hair transplant surgery is not usually painful. It is performed with local anesthesia administered to the hair donor and recipient areas. Once the anesthetic is administered, patients will feel little to no pain during the procedure. Post-surgery, patients may experience some soreness of mild discomfort, though most patients are pleasantly surprised at how great they feel following surgery!
  4. How long will this procedure take to complete? Typically, if your hair transplant surgery begins in the morning, it will be complete by that afternoon. For most patients, recovery from hair transplant surgery will take about a week.
  5. Will my results look natural? Natural-looking hair is always a concern for men who undergo a hair transplant. Hair transplant surgery has evolved greatly over time, and the procedure now offers men extremely natural-looking and feeling results, especially through the use of mini-grafting and micro-grafting.

Hair Transplantation in Calgary

If you have questions about hair transplant surgery, contact us to schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in Calgary, Alberta, and can be reached at (403) 228-7076. We look forward to hearing from you!