ARE THE RESULTS OF HAIR TRANSPLANT PERMANENT
Yes! We harvest hair from a donor area, a safe zone of hair growth on the back and sides of the scalp that is DHT-resistant. So when we move those hairs to the affected area, they keep their own characteristics and will stay and grow in their new place for life.
IS IT PAINFUL
The procedure is almost pain-free. It is carried out under local anaesthetic applied in a special way to eliminate the sensation of the anaesthetic. You will not feel pain after the session. If you feel any slight discomfort immediately after the procedure, a paracetamol will relieve it.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR HAIR TRANSPLANT
Hair implantation is a permanent solution for hair loss. During the consultation, the doctor will examine your donor area and skin condition and will inform you of your suitability. In general, most people are suitable for the procedure. Some may be better candidates than some others but all of them can have a nice and natural result. Patients’ expectations need to be discussed right from the start.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR UFUE
The methodology behind U-FUE is the same as with Micro-FUE.The main difference is that people having U-FUE do not need to trim any part of their hair prior to the procedure, thus it is recognised as the most discreet method that an individual can choose for their hair transplant. U-FUE is more time-consuming and is a selective technique. Dr Kouremada-Zioga will assess your suitability for U-FUE during the consultation.
WHEN CAN I HAVE A HAIRCUT
It is recommended that you have your hair cut a month after the procedure. But you do not have to worry, as all the information regarding the things you have to avoid after the procedure will be given to you directly after the consultation.
CAN FUE BE APPLIED IN AFRO CARIBBEAN PEOPLE
Dr Kouremada-Zioga can perform hair transplant procedures on Afro-Caribbean people as well as Caucasians, with extremely good results, as she has experience of thousands of transplant sessions involving every hair type.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COSTS
The cost depends on how many hairs we will implant, the area we need to cover, and the density we wish to achieve. The denser the result, the more hairs will be needed. The cost increases when a patient chooses U-FUE as it is more advanced and much more time-consuming.
WILL THE TRANSPLANTED HAIR LOOK NATURAL
The secret is to make the transplanted hairs look indistinguishable from the existing hairs around them. Dr Kouremada-Zioga is a highly-skilled expert and meticulous about each detail, so she is able to create a very natural and undetectable result. In one single movement, using a special instrument, she places the new hair in the correct angulation, orientation and direction without needing to create any incisions. She is able to create very natural hairlines, placing fine hair in a zig zag pattern in front and progressively increasing the density behind. She ensures that she picks and chooses exactly the quality and number of hairs necessary to create the optimum result each time.
CAN I USE HAIR FROM MY CHEST
If you don't have enough donor hair on your scalp, we may consider taking hair from other parts of your body, especially the chest. Generally, we use those body hairs to add density, mostly in the crown area, as the texture is different to that of scalp hair.
WILL THE HAIR HARVESTED FROM MY DONOR AREA EVER COME BACK
During the hair transplant we move the extracted hair to a new place. There will be no regrowth in the donor area as the hair is harvested with its root so that it can survive and grow in its new place.
CAN I RETURN AT WORK IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE
Technically yes, as you will not be in pain or feeling unwell. But it is recommended that you take a few days off as it will be easier for you to follow the post-operative instructions that play a crucial part in the success of the procedure.
I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP MY HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE AS A SECRET. WOULD THAT BE POSSIBLE?
As both Micro-FUE and U-FUE are very advanced procedures, the healing and recovery process happens very quickly, usually within a few days. If you can take a few days off so your hair is able to grow slightly, no-one will be able to tell you had a transplant session. If you choose U-FUE, where there is no need to cut your hair short before the procedure, no-one will be able to tell that you had a hair transplant, even immediately after the session, as the implanted area is usually covered by your pre-existing hair, and nothing will show in your donor area.
SHOULD I USE PRODUCTS AFTER THE PROCEDURE AS WELL
After the procedure is advised to use Minoxidil and in some cases Propecia,too.Products need to be used at least for a year after the session and in cases that the hair loss is in progress is recommended to use them for longer as they will slow down the rhythm of hair loss significantly.
CAN I USE HAIR FROM ANOTHER PERSON
Unfortunately no, as your body will reject it.
I HAD A PROCEDURE SOME TIME AGO AND IT LOOKS UNNATURAL. CAN I IMPROVE MY APPEARANCE
We often perform reconstructive work to achieve more natural results. Each case is different, and we approach it in an individual way.
I AM SUFFERING FROM TRACTION ALOPECIA. IS HAIR TRANSPLANT AN OPTION FOR ME
If your donor area is sufficient and your skin condition is healthy, then yes, you are able to have a hair transplant. It is important to have stopped the pulling and traction on the roots of your hair first.