COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT HAIR TRANSPLANTS (PART 1)


Hair loss is never a pleasant process. History shows that people have tried to fight it for a very long time and, while a cure is still out of the question, we have come a long way in regards to hair treatments. Hair transplants are currently the best method to restore hair, as you always get a natural result that resembles what your hair used to look like.

A hair transplant is not a complicated process, but it’s natural to have questions about it, which is why we strive to give you all the answers you require and ensure the procedure is just as easy for you as it is for us!

So, what are the questions that people ask most frequently?

Am I actually losing my hair?

A certain degree of hair loss is completely natural so, contrary to what you may think, you might not be losing your hair. The average adult loses around 100 hairs per day, so if you believe you’re losing more than this and if you find hairs everywhere, from the pillow to the shower drain, it’s possible that you’re indeed losing hair.

Am I a good candidate for a hair transplant?

The only way to be sure about this is being evaluated by a specialist in hair restoration. This is because even though you may feel like you absolutely need a transplant, it’s first necessary to determine the extent of hair loss, your age and how much donor hair you have – as well as understand and manage your expectations.

How does hair transplantation work?

Hair transplants are surgical procedures. The technique we use at DHI Manchester has a 97% follicle survival rate, more than double the industry average, so you don’t have to worry about bad transplants! We’ll remove hair from the donor area and implant it in areas that are thinning or balding. Each individual hair we transplant will continue growing for the rest of your life.

Will I have a scar?

Strip surgery used to be the cause of scarring, but with today’s method of extracting each follicle individually, this risk is incredibly minimised – especially because no holes or slits will be created. The donor area will heal within 5 to 7 days and you’ll be left with a natural-looking result!

Will my hair look natural?

Yes! This is one of the most commonly-asked questions, and we can understand why. After going through a hair transplant you want it to look good! Immediately after surgery, you’ll find that the recipient area will be pink and scabbing, but this will go away in the next few days, after which you get to enjoy your brand-new hair.

Having doubts and questions about your hair transplant is natural. It’s something incredibly important to you and here at DHI Manchester we endeavour to make the process as uncomplicated as possible (and guarantee that people will stop commenting on your hair loss!), so contact us to learn more about what we can do for you.