Provided there is enough donor hair at the back of your head, the procedure is suitable for you. Very few, although some people, have limited donor hair, and even then, there are alternative methods that can provide hair from other parts of the body.
The graft (a small piece of tissue with one or several hair follicles) are removed one after another with a special punch from that part of the head where there is undamaged hair growth. A punch of the same size is used for the creation of small openings into which the grafts are then implanted. As the grafts are the same size as the openings, the results achieved are far more natural than using older methods.
Yes, as long as women’s hair loss is concentrated in defined areas like in the classic male pattern baldness (i.e. women’s hair loss cannot be too diffused or thin through out their entire scalp).
Genetically, a person with male pattern baldness will lose the hair on the top and sides of the head. However, the hair at the back of the head will remain. The majority of people with hair loss have this dense area at the head that is genetically protected from male pattern baldness. By taking the follicles from this area at the back, means that these follicles are protected and will remain where they are placed forever.
The amount of grafts you will need ultimately depends on your degree of hair loss, and on how dense your donor hair is at the back of the head.
From a surgical standpoint, a hair transplant is very safe. It is relatively minor surgical procedure. and takes only a few hours.
Most people are surprised that there is virtually no pain during the hair transplant procedure After the surgery, patients will typically feel some minor discomfort. It is usually described as minimal. Medicine can be prescribed to help with any discomfort.
Hair transplant surgery is considered to be a minor procedure. There are rarely complications and any that may occur can easily be dealt with by your doctor.
The hair will retain its genetic characteristic even after relocation. It will grow and continue to grow for the rest of your life.
It is often possible to go back to work within the next day or two after the transplant.