Hair Transplant – Behind the scenes
Losing your hair can be one of the scariest things in your lifetime. It’s not easy to accept, neither to hide, which makes the entire process harder to deal with it. We want to put your mind at ease, and show you what exactly goes behind the scenes in a hair transplant – explaining each step. The images are from actual transplants in our clinic.
Most likely, you’ve inherited hair loss from a family member, and it would have always happened, regardless of your lifestyle and habits. However, there are other causes for hair loss, from medication side-effects, to illnesses and even extreme hair care routines.
That’s why the first step in every single hair loss treatment is diagnosis. At Hair Repair Clinic we are modern and aim to make it easy for you, by providing you with an option to have a virtual consultation.
With this option, you’ll receive upfront information with your treatment options, procedures and costs. Not to mention the time and cost savings of travelling back and forth to see the surgeon.
HAIR LOSS JARGON
You only need to understand 2 technical hair loss terms – “donor site” and “recipient site”.
The “recipient site” refers to the area of your head that is balding and “donor site” is the back of your head, where the hair follicles are stronger. In a hair transplant, the surgeon will transfer individual healthy hair follicles from the donor side to the recipient site.
THE HAIR TRANSPLANT
There are two main types of hair transplants: FUE and FUT. This video explains it best what the difference is between each of them. However, don’t worry about choosing yourself, as it all depends on the initial diagnosis and our surgeons will be able to advise on what will work best for you.
FAQ ABOUT THE TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE
Let’s sum it up with the most frequently asked questions about hair transplants (+ some more pics):
How long does it take?
The duration of a hair transplant depends on the type of transplant and the area covered (amongst other factors) but it’s usually a matter of a few hours.
Will I be asleep?
The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia, so you could even enjoy music or watch TV during it. Actually, it seems that this is the part that our patients love the most:
How long is the recovery time?
You’ll go home the same day with some medication to prevent inflammation and it will take about 48 hours until the area is fully recovered.
Here are some more photos from our procedures:
For any questions or you’d like to book a FREE hair transplant consultation, contact us below:
WhatsApp: 0785 5565558
Freephone: 0800 6990209