What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a procedure in which a plastic or dermatological surgeon moves hair to a bald area of the head. The surgeon usually moves hair from the back or side of the head to the front or top of the head.Hair transplants typically occur in a medical office under local anesthesia.
Are you a good candidate for hair transplant?
Typically, men whose hair loss has progressed beyond class 3 or above on the Norwood Scale are good candidates for hair transplant surgery, as long as their pattern has stabilised. If your hair loss has been progressing for five years, you are probably also a good candidate.
What is the hair transplant recovery time?
Hair transplant recovery time varies depending on the individual patient and their circumstances. Hair transplant surgery recovery time can be expected to take around 2 weeks, however, most people recover in just 7 days. The same time frame applies for returning to work post-op and your normal day to day routine. During the hair transplant recovery time, it is recommended that you refrain from strenuous activity, avoiding sweating, raising your blood pressure, alcohol and tobacco wherever possible. More advice and information is available on the hair transplant aftercare and considerations pages.
Patients will need to wait for the full 12 month regrowth term before they can properly evaluate their full results.