Hair Fixing FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Everyday hair loss occurs in everyone at a rate of 50 to 150 individual hairs. The hair will typically grow back. The regrowth does not take place if the hair follicle is thinned, though. Due to ageing naturally and changes in the male hormone androgen, all men gradually lose some hair during their lifetimes. Hair loss is a possibility for women as well.
There is no evidence linking tight scalp muscles, stress, how often you wash your hair, the type of shampoo you use, or skin disorders to male or female pattern baldness. But hair loss can also be brought on by some medical problems. You can get advice from the BCS team regarding the type of hair loss you’re experiencing.
The best candidate for hair restoration surgery has thick, healthy hair on the sides and back of the head. These locations serve as the graft donors. The majority of men and women who are suitable candidates for hair restoration surgery have well-defined baldness, thinning hair, and limited hair loss from scalp traumas or frequent cosmetic operations. During your initial visit, the Penn team will discuss your treatment choices with you.
The surgery is painless because to the use of intravenous sedation and local anaesthetic.
Five to seven days after treatment, you can engage in any of your favourite activities. Hair from a transplant can be washed, trimmed, and coloured because it is permanent.
The hair that is transplanted from the sides and back of your scalp to your balding areas, or a “autograft,” will grow for the rest of your life unless anything drastically changes in your physical or mental health.
After receiving hair replacement, the majority of patients may go back to work 24 to 48 hours later. In two weeks following the operation, hair can be washed. For five to seven days, avoid engaging in any strenuous physical activity.
In order to reduce potential swelling, medication is used. Itching and a little amount of crusting or small scabs at the treatment areas could last for seven to 10 days. Any numbness at the donor or recipient sites often goes away within a few weeks to a few months. To track development and evaluate outcomes, follow-up visits are planned every four to six months.
Almost no scarring results from the BIOFUE process. Additionally, they save a lot of the hair that will be required for future transplantations. The extent of your hair loss, the density of your donor hair, and the number of treatments all play a role in the coverage that is ultimately attained.
Within a month, a large portion of the transplanted hair will fall off. Three months later, new hair begins to grow and keeps growing normally. The transplanted hairs start to seem natural about six months following the hair transplant procedure, and they will keep growing for the rest of your life. The donor spot from where the hair was extracted fades to a little, barely noticeable lead to that is entirely concealed in the adjoining hair.
There is always a chance of complications with surgery. Complications with surgical hair loss treatment, however, are uncommon and typically minor. Infection and/or bleeding are uncommon and rarely serious. In general, you should abstain from aspirin, some medications, and some herbal medicines before surgery. Please talk to your doctor if you have any specific worries.