A. Androgenetic alopecia (genetic hair loss) is caused by a combination of genetics and hormones called androgens. It affects both sexes but is usually noticed in men earlier then women. Statistically, by the age of 50, 50 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have noticed some hair loss.
Common Causes of Hair Loss
Alopecia areata (auto immune disorder)
Androgenetic alopecia (genetic hair loss)
A. Hair transplantation is a process through which the hair follicles or grafts (nature’s building blocks for hairs) are removed from the back and sides of the head by either FUT (follicular unit transplantation) or FUE (follicular unit extraction). These donor grafts are then moved to areas that are thinning or bald, or thinning. Hair transplants are permanent. Our goal is to provide patients with a completely natural solution to restore hair that will last a lifetime.
A. We remove the grafts from genetically encoded areas of the scalp that is resistant to hair loss. This process provides the only permanent and guaranteed method for replacing hair. Hair transplants are equally successful for both men and women suffering from genetic or patterned hair loss. During the consultation, we will determine if you are a candidate.
A. Yes. 95 to 100 percent of all grafts will grow on any given patient. If you’re not a suitable candidate, we will not offer you the procedure.
A. The procedure is virtually painless. There is only mild to moderate discomfort during the freezing process. The patient may feel a pin prick sensation for a few minutes. Everybody’s experience may be different.
A. Afterwards, our procedure is virtually undetectable. There are only tiny scabs that form as part of the healing process which will completely disappear within 4 to 5 days.
A. Most clients see visible signs of hair growth after the first 3 months. The growth of thicker, fuller hair typically takes 12 months.
A. The hair should not be coloured or chemically permed or straightened until at least four weeks after the transplant procedure. Typically if hair color is desired, we recommend a week or two prior to the surgery.
A. Most hair transplant patients feel comfortable returning to work a couple of days after the surgery.