Q. Why Do Some People Lose Their Hair?

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)

  • Chemotherapy

  • Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)

  • Hormonal imbalances

  • Hair pulling

  • Medicines

  • Menopause

  • Pregnancy

Q. What is a Hair Transplant?

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.

Q. Does it work?

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.

Q. Am I a candidate?

A. Most people with androgenetic alopecia and other conditions that cause hair loss can benefit from hair transplantation. Some other conditions do not lend themselves to hair transplantation. This will be determined during your private consultation.

Q. Does it really work?

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.

Q. Is it painful?

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.

Q. Can I shower the next day?

A. Yes, you can shower. But we recommend keeping hot water off of the hair grafts until the 4th day following the procedure.

Q. How will I look following the hair transplant procedure?

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.

Q. When will I have new hair growth?

A. Most clients see visible signs of hair growth after the first 3 months. The growth of thicker, fuller hair typically takes 12 months.

Q. When can I use a hair dryer on my hair?

A. The new hair grafts should not be touched by heat or water until at least 4 days following the procedure to prevent jeopardizing the success of regrowth.

Q. When can I colour my hair?

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.

Q. Do I need to miss work?

A. Most hair transplant patients feel comfortable returning to work a couple of days after the surgery.

Q. If I’m from out of town, where should I stay?

A. We have several options for you. If you are coming as a family, we may offer a private home a short drive from the clinic. If you’re on your own, we recommend staying at a hotel nearby.

Professional Affiliations

  • Better Business Bureau
  • International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS)
  • American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS)
  • Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME)


998 Parkland Drive, Suite 205

Halifax, Nova Scotia B3M 0A6




  • Atlantic Canada
  • North America

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