Hair transplant FAQ

Is the treatment painful?
No. The treatment is performed under local anaesthetic. The anaesthesia itself is carried out with an using considerate technique, which is easily tolerate by our clients.

When can I go amongst people?
After the treatment your forehead and the skin of your face may be puffy for 3-4 days long. The liquid that got into the epidermis during the anaesthetisation will move according to the position of your head, until it will be absorbed. Therefore your eye-brows, eye-lids and the skin of your face may puff-up. In every case this symptom is painless and will disappear without a trace after a few days. The process can be accelerated by massage and cooling.
The removal of tissue fluids leaving the wounds is explicitly important during the first three days, thus formation of scabs can be reduced or prevented. If you keep to the aftercare protocol the surface of your skin may well become totally clear within three days. The surface of your skin may normally turn red. This colour will gradually fade during the following months.
In general, we advise our patients not to have important business meetings etc. for at least 1 week.

Will the implanted hair remain?
No. The implanted hair bulbs remain and integrate into the skin, but the single hairs themselves will fall out during the period between the first week and the second month. Exceptions are very rare. Hair will reappear in 3-4 months.

When can the result be seen?
Half-a-year after the implantation the change is already spectacular, but the final result can be expected after a 12 months.

What percentage of implanted follicles will remain?
97% of the implanted hair should remain. The result is supported by documentation including photos.

How much hair can be transplanted at a time?
Depending on the size and facilities of the donor area, 6000-8000 single hairs may be transplanted during 2-3 days.

What is a ’’graft”?
A ’’graft” is every tissue that will be transplanted e.g. in case of heart transplantation the whole heart is considered to be a graft. In case of hair transplantation,a graft means a cylinder-like piece of skin, with a diameter of 0,8-1 mm and a length of 3-5 mm. A graft ideally contains a totally healthy follicular unit, i.e. all hair bulbs and single hairs belonging to that cluster.
If a larger cluster suffers injuries during the extraction, the cylinder containing the injured follicular unit will also be called a graft, even if it contains only one hair bulb instead of two or three as it originally should. Many grafts do not necessarily mean many hair bulbs at the same time.
We count all grafts individually and all the hair bulbs that can be found within them. We do our best so that the largest follicular units can be transplanted in a totally perfect state so more hair may grow out of less wounds. Therefore, in our clinic, the basis of settling accounts is the number of hair bulbs.

Is there any counter-indication of the treatment?
If you are aware of any treated or untreated illness that you may have, contact our doctors. Although it occurs very rarely that someone’s health status will not allow the treatment, your health counts first. We will require you to complete a full medical declaration.

What is the worst that may happen?
The consent mentions all the possibilities that could potentially be even the slightest risk to you. The acknowledgement of these is an essential condition of the treatment. In practice, however, there have not been any problems in our practice so far, except one or two long lasting painful points or some spots.