Hair transplant is a procedure where a doctor moves hair to the bald area of your head. The donor hair can be from any hair in your body however the best donor site would be the back of your head. There are a few ways to do it but I will be explaining more about one of the procedures called Follicular Unit Extraction(FUE).
It is important for us to know more about you before the procedure. From the initial consultation, we will identify the type of hair loss that you are having. Whether it is an early or late stage, the causes that contribute to your hair loss and we will discuss with you the best mode of treatment for it. Your general health status is also an important factor to be considered. Do let us know if you have any medical illness or are taking any medication, especially blood-thinning medication.
There are 5 grades of hair loss. During the initial consultation, we will also examine your hair and your scalp to determine the grades of hair loss as well as the state of health of the scalp. We need to ensure your scalp is healthy, we may need to optimize them as it is important for the best outcome after the procedure. Some pictures will be taken during this time to document the initial presentation.
After the initial assessment, we will start measuring the area that needed to be transplanted. We will measure according to the hairline and from this, we can estimate the number of grafts (hair unit) needed and this will translate to the cost of the procedure. The larger the area of baldness, more grafts will be needed. If the area of baldness is too big, you may need two sessions to complete the transplant.
During the procedure
The procedure is done in the clinic, Your head will be shaved and a numbing agent will be injected towards the donor site for procurement of the donor graft. Once enough grafts are obtained then we will proceed to transplant the graft to the area of interest. At the end of the procedure, we will wrap both the donor and recipient sites.
You might experience some mild discomfort, rarely pain. We will be seeing you again post-procedure for assessment and we will guide you on how to take care of your hair and will provide you with all the necessary for the best outcome of the procedure.