What’s Involved In Hair Transplant Surgery?

POSTED: 02 October 2012

Both men and women could suffer from hair loss at one time or another, with hormones and ageing being just two of the possible causes. Whilst there are both surgical and non-surgical treatments available one of the most popular has got to be hair transplant surgery, but just what’s involved in treatment of this kind? Here’s a quick run-through of what you can expect.

The basics of treatment

This type of treatment, otherwise known as follicular or multi-follicular unit grafting, involves the transplantation of the individual’s own hair-bearing tissue onto the affected areas of scalp. Usually both follicular unit grafts (that contain 1-4 hairs) and multi-follicular grafts (3-6 hairs each) are used in order to achieve a truly natural result, with such small grafts creating a feathered hairline rather than the abrupt look of days gone by.

This type of treatment is thought of as minor out-patient surgery. It will typically take between 2-4 hours and a local anaesthetic will be used to numb the donor sites and the areas to be grafted, with generally very little discomfort experienced. In total 2-3 procedures will normally be performed depending on the degree of hair loss and for many it’s incredibly well-tolerated—new hair will grow within 16 weeks and will continue to do so for the rest (if not all) of the individual’s life, and with modern techniques even a hair stylist won’t be able to tell the difference.

Who’s suitable?

In general, anyone who’s experienced some degree of permanent hair loss will be able to undergo this kind of treatment. Both men and women could benefit from it with those who’ve suffered from pattern baldness generally being the main recipients, and for most people the effects will be marked. But, it’s important to remember that not everyone will be suitable candidates for hair transplantation—it always comes down to individual circumstances and that’s why getting expert advice is vital, and if you’re looking for someone to help you’ve come to the right place.

Get the treatment you need from Crown Cosma Clinic

Here at Crown Cosma Clinic we’re dedicated to treating hair loss of all kinds, and with a wealth of experience and specialists who are experts in their field you can be confident that you’re in good hands. We’ll give you the information you need to ensure you make the right decision and will offer support and advice at every step of the way, and with our help you can have a long-term hair loss solution that will give you your confidence back.

When you come to us for your hair transplant procedure you can have total peace of mind. We’ll work with you to determine the specific steps we need to undergo, devising a long-term treatment plan that could include additional medical treatments to ensure the optimum outcome, and because we only use the latest techniques you can be sure of achieving the results you want. If you’re considering this form of treatment we should be your first and only port of call, so get in touch and you’ll soon see what it involves for yourself.

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