Predicting the course of a patient’s hair loss accurately is difficult. Observation and examination of the patient’s hair with adequate equipment should always be compared to the patient’s family history during the consultation. Despite this, the prediction is not certain and definitive.
Yes, hair cycles are always ongoing, which explains a normal loss of 150 to 200 hairs per day.
No, hair transplant is possible throughout the year. Patients must be careful to avoid exposing hair grafts to sun, seawater or pool water for a while.
No, the hair transplant procedure is not painful, it is performed under local anesthesia and even the initial injections of anesthetic are painless thanks to our injection / vibration technique. The patient is fully conscious during the procedure, he can chat with our team, listen to his favorite music or watch a movie (during the implantation phase).
We recommend our patients to take a week’s rest after their hair transplant, which is the average recovery time of the donor area and the time necessary for the scabs in the implanted area to disappear.
You will have a break of 20 to 30 minutes during which a meal will be served to you. You can also enjoy short breaks throughout the day.
No, you can go home or to your hotel once the procedure is completed. Nevertheless, it is forbidden to drive after the operation given the sedative effect of anesthetics.
The first few hours are very important. You must avoid touching the grafts at all costs because they could come out of the incisions. You will be given a spray of physiological fluid that you will need to use on the grafted area every 20 minutes during the first night following the procedure while you are awake and every two hours until morning after that.
Hair regrowth begins at the third postoperative month and the result can be only be considered definitive after 12 months.
There is almost no risk inherent in a hair transplant. The risk of infection is virtually zero. Hair transplant often cause swelling (edema) in the frontal area during the first two days following the procedure, which is why corticosteroids are used for 3 days postoperatively.
This is quite normal during the first ten days (healing phase). Dandruff should be removed by shampoo during the first days. Scabs must be removed by washing the hair (massaging the area with the fingertips under lukewarm water without scratching). For persisting scabs, you can use sweet almond oil to imbue them before shampooing so that they peel off more easily.
It is quite possible to get a hair transplant during the summer. You only have to make sure to avoid sun exposure for too long, to not put your head in sea water for 3 weeks and in pool water for 3 months (chlorine is a very drying agent).
The donor area should always be shaved, entirely for a man and partly for a female patient. However, the front hair can be shaved partially as only the area to be densified is concerned. In the case of a transplant limited to the temporal gulfs and frontal lines for instance, it is not necessary to shave everything.
Wearing a cap or a hat is possible from third day after the procedure as long as it does not exert any pressure on the hair grafts.
Hair restoration also obeys the law of supply and demand: with a quality donor area (in terms of number of grafts available, density, number of hair/ grafts, hair size), a larger area can be restored, with good hair density of course. Everyone is unique, so is the scalp. A patient with a simple recession of the anterior two thirds of the hair of the head and with a dense donor area can be a good candidate to a complete hair restoration. However, a patient with an advanced stage of alopecia presenting with a limited coronal donor area can only benefit from a restoration of two thirds of the total area.
Yes, it is possible to schedule a free meeting with Dr.Seffen on Facetime, WhatsApp or any other videoconference App. During this video consultation, the theory and hair transplant technique will be explained to you and Dr.Seffen will try to give you an assessment of your hair situation as well as the approach best suited to your case in terms of hair restoration. The strategy to be adopted will be discussed and a quote will be established based on that.