Featured here are some frequently asked questions about hair loss. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.
1. Are consultations free?
Yes, all our consultations are completely free of charge and without obligation.
2. Why am I losing my hair?
For male pattern baldness, the biggest reason for hair loss is a hormone called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which damages the hair follicles on the top of the head, but doesn’t affect the hairs on the back of the head and sides. For women, there can be a number of other causes that your Vinci consultant can discuss with you
3. What happens in the consultation?
The consultant will evaluate your stage of hair loss, analyse your donor hair density, and assess if and how we can meet your expectations.
4. How does a hair transplant work?
Simply put, a hair transplant takes permanent hair follicles from the donor area – the back of the head and sides that are genetically programmed to grow for the rest of your life. This hair is then placed into the thin and balding area of the scalp.
5. Will the procedure hurt?
You should have no pain during the procedure. At the beginning of the treatment you’ll receive a local anaesthetic that will make the donor and recipient area completely numb. You won’t feel a thing during the surgery.
6. Is there any risk of side effects or complications such as infections?
No. All equipment is sterilized according to the highest medical standards; you will also be given a antibiotic so there is no chance of a infection. At Vinci hair clinic, we have made hair transplants into such a science that you can rest assured that there is no risk for side effects.
7. Will the hair grow naturally?
Absolutely, we are using your own natural hair and it will continue growing at the same pace as the rest of your hair.
8. Do hair transplants look natural?
Yes of course, for an absolutely natural look, we give special attention to the hairline. We place only single grafts and finer hairs in the front, and the further back from the hairline we go, the thicker hairs are used to give maximum density. The grafts are prepared under a microscope and can be placed very close to each other. We design the hairline so it looks natural not only today, but also for all ages to come.
9. I am seeing very little growth through my scalp after 3 months, I am afraid something is not right?
Its rare to see much growth at this time point, usually this is when the hair shafts are just starting to poke through and we all heal and grow at a different pace. I have had the pleasure of seeing people with great results at this time after their hair transplant as well as seeing people with almost no growth but this usually doesn’t tell you anything about the final results.
I wouldn’t be to worried after 3 months, you should start seeing more hair coming through in the next couple of month’s and at 6 months your should have a decent results even though the final result can take up to one year to appear.
10. I am still red in the scalp where my hairs where implanted over 6 weeks ago what should I do?
As always its harder to give advice without seeing the affected area but from what you wrote this sounds quite normal. The redness at this stage is usually when the hair shafts have broken off after the hair transplant and the follicle that remained under the surface has started to produce a new hair shaft that is pushing through the scalp. This is usually more apparent in high density hair transplants where a large number of grafts are placed in a small area. Sometimes this can lead to red spots, do not try to squeeze these spots even though they may look like zits, sun and heat are the best thing to soften the scalp and ease this process but it will resolve itself even for the ones of us who are not fortunate to live in a sunny climate. You are still very early days, soon the hair shafts should be pushing through and the redness should go down.
11.Is FUE better that the strip technique ( FUSS \FUT)?
This is an impossible question to answer, so many variables will determine which technique is better. These variables include the number of grafts that need transplanting, the type of hair, the donor area, expectation, do you usually wear your hair shaved or very short usually. Its best to get this determined in a private consultation where the pros and cons of each method can be evaluated in your specific case.
12. Will the transplanted hair really grow for the rest of my life?
Yes. The hair follicles we transplant from the donor area are genetically programmed to grow for the rest of your life. This doesn’t change when we transplant the hairs to the bald or thinning area.
13. Can someone with Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) have a hair transplant?
Trichotillomania or hair pulling disorder is classified as a disease. Its an very strong urge to pull out the hair, the follicles are damaged with the endless pulling and the hair usually doesn’t grow again due to the constant pulling. We can do the transplant as long as the donor area is in good order but it would be unless the condition is under control as the patient might possibly pull out all the newly transplanted hair.
Talk to your consultant and he will be able to give you more information