What should you know about hair transplants?

What are some frequently asked questions regarding hair restoration?

If you are interested in exploring the possibility of having a hair restoration surgery, you likely have many different questions that you want the answers to. While it is best to get most of the information from the surgeon you have chosen, it never hurts to walk into an initial meeting armed with some knowledge of your own. The last thing you want is to be overwhelmed with facts and figures, unable to decide if the procedure is one that is actually right for you at this point in your life.

What causes hair loss in the fist place?

There are many different factors that play into why somebody is losing their hair. The most common answer is genetics, as some people are more likely to lose their hair than others. However, this is not the only reason, as things such as environment and diet can also have a direct impact.

"While it is best to get most of the information from the surgeon you have chosen, it never hurts to walk into an initial meeting armed with some knowledge of your own."

Are hair transplant results permanent?

When hair is appropriately harvested from a suitable donor site and placed where the follicles have been thinning, the results are permanent. The taken hair retains its genetic characteristics even after it has been relocated, meaning it will continue to grow where it is placed for the rest of your life.

How many sessions will be necessary?

This depends entirely on the extent of the hair loss itself and the number of implants per procedure. The final results that a patient expects will also be a determining factor, as the denser the desired hair the more surgeries will be required. This will need to be discussed directly with your surgeon.

Is a hair replacement surgery painful?

While some patients have reported a small amount of discomfort in the past, a hair transplant generally is not too painful for the person undergoing the procedure. Surgeons use a local anesthetic in the area that will be worked on, meaning patients should not feel much during the surgery. Many hair restoration patients have reported no pain at all, although pain relief medication can help with the recovery process.

Will the hair procedure itself be safe?

This is one of the most-reported questions that patients tend to ask of their surgeons. Complications arising from hair restoration procedures are very uncommon, meaning patients can undergo this surgery without worrying about anything going wrong. Of course, discuss any concerns you may have with your surgeon.

If you are interested in professional hair replacement surgery, be sure to schedule an appointment with Marotta Hair Restoration today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality treatments that we offer to our clients.