- Can I have a transplant?
Not everyone is a candidate for surgery, this is important to know. To start it is important to perform a correct clinical diagnosis of the type of alopecia. Hair transplantation is indicated fundamentally in androgenetic alopecia and scars from burns, trauma or previous surgeries. In other cases of alopecia, the transplant must be individually assessed every time. Secondly a study of the donating area of the patient must be conducted to see if he or she can really withstand this intervention without damaging the donating area for future interventions. And thirdly, other factors must be assessed, such as the size of the recipient area, the age of the patient, the stability of the alopecia and so on. Essential factors necessary to know in depth to make a specific assessment in each case. Hence the importance of the medical team. At HC we have a team of dermatologists specialized in trichology and hair transplantation.
- Will I have a natural result?
We have recently come to the end of the idea that hair transplanting is an aggressive technique with artificial result, thanks to the use of Folicular Units (UF’s), making it a non-invasive, undetectable technique with natural results. Hence it is of paramount importance that the procedure is carried out by an expert and professional team It is not just “planting hair”, it is a very complex and meticulous procedure, where small details are very important. Our mission is to put at your disposal the most advanced techniques in hair transplant and creative design, together with the highest level of care and attention, in order to achieve the most natural hair possible, with total transparency. Today unnatural or lowdensity results are no longer tolerated.
- Is there an age limit for the transplant?
There are no strict age limitations. However, patients under 25 years of age should be more carefully considered since alopecia under 30 years is usually more unstable.
- What technique would be most suitable for me?
WHAT'S FUT? Currently there are two hair transplant techniques, the FUT and the FUE techniques. The main difference between them is in the method of extracting the follicular units from the donor area. In the FUE technique there is no obvious scar while in the FUT technique there is a scar. The latter is often used for patients with long hair. In some cases, these two are combined to maximize the area of donation and give the patient as much hair as possible.
- Do grafted hairs last for life?
Transplanted hair is a definitive hair, although like normal on the rest of the head they may fall little by little through aging. However, the fall dynamics are not similar to areas with alopecia (such as the entrance area, the upper zone or crown).
- How long do I need to return to my normal life?
We normally say between 7 days and 14 days. During this time you can go back to work and live a normal life, with the exception of physical exercise that cannot be done until strictly 14 days in the case of FUE. In the cases of FUT the advisable time for physical activity is greater to avoid undoing the surgical stitches.
- What care should I take after a transplant?
Postoperative care is very important. After the surgery the patient is thoroughly informed about these recommendations (washing, cures, sexual activity, tobacco, alcohol).
- Can there be hair loss after a transplant?
Surgery is an invasive processprocess that involves trauma to the follicles. During this period, a more pronounced hair loss (non-transplanted hair) may initially occur. Later, when the “shock” has disappeared, the follicles will generate new hairs.
- When will I start to see the results?
The transplanted hair usually falls out after the first month after surgery. After the third month, the transplanted hair begins to grow. At 8 or 9 months after the intervention the results are perfectly visible, although the maximum results are not achieved for 12-15 months after surgery.
The medical team of the dermocapillary unit of HC Marbella, formed by dermatologists with extensive experience and specialized in trichology and hair transplants, will analyze your case carefully, to make a correct clinical diagnosis of your type of alopecia and to advise you on the most appropriate solutions for your case.