DOES HAIR OR
SKIN COLOUR PLAY A ROLE IN HAIR TRANSPLANTATION?
The closer your hair colour is to your skin colour, the better the
appearance of the hair’s coverage. African hair is dark and very curly and
therefore provides the least contrast against various shades of dark skin,
giving the best visual hair transplant results. From a visual point of view,
people with dark, straight hair and a light complexion pose the most artistic
challenges in Hair Transplantation because they have the greatest contrast
between their hair and skin shades.
WHAT ARE SOME
OF THE OTHER VISUAL CONSIDERATIONS?
designing your procedure, the Hair Transplant
Clinic will take into account any future hair loss
pattern and the rate of that potential hair loss. The design of the restored
hairline is crucial. Natural frontal hairlines vary in shape and density from
person to person. The transplant surgeon will himself choose and make the
recipient sites (not the technicians) for the transplanted hair based upon an
HOW DO THE surgeons
at the hair transplant clinic DECIDE WHICH PART OF MY HEAD WILL RECEIVE THE
The front and top of your head will receive transplanted hair first because
these are the areas that frame your face and make the most impact on your
appearance. The hairline always makes the person look at least 10 years
younger. The crown is usually the last area to receive hair (in later
procedures), unless this is your only balding area.
PROCEDURES WILL I NEED?
The number of procedures depends upon the extent of your hair loss, the
projected hair loss rate, the amount of donor hair you can spare, and other
artistic and medical considerations. Men can often have the results they’re
looking for in just one or two hair transplant sessions in which thousands of
hairs are transplanted in follicular units of one to four hairs each.
usually satisfied by one session to achieve proper density. The sessions can last
between three to five hours each. Future sessions can follow if necessary,
after a minimum of six months.
IS THE HAIR
TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
As with any surgical procedure, there is some slight discomfort but this
is less than encountered at the dentist’s. The
Clinic will use the most up-to date methods
during the whole procedure, including the local anaesthesia. The Hair Transplant
surgery takes place only under local anaesthesia.
HAIR TRANSPLANTATION SESSION, WHAT WILL HAPPEN?
When the procedure is finished, you will normally leave the clinic
wearing a baseball cap (both male and female patients). After resting that
night, you will return to the clinic the following day for hair washing and
drying, but please remember that under no circumstances are you allowed to
operate a motor vehicle from the night before your surgery until the night of
hair washing. If you are a female patient then you also will be provided with a
baseball cap and the same applies to you concerning the operation of a
WHAT IS THE
next step is to relax at home, if possible. The
clinic in uses two types of
suture material - if used at all - Absorbable
and Non-absorbable sutures. Depending on your type of procedure, the clinic will decide with you which one
is the best choice you. Whenever possible, the Clinic, would like to see you in 7 to 10 days, to
assess the overall procedure, to remove sutures if necessary and to answer any questions
that you would like to discuss. Then finally, there is the follow-up
consultation a 6 months later.