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Limitations and conditions of a hair transplant

We care about you as a customer and want you to get the most natural result possible.

All hair transplants begin with a consultation, which is a thorough review of your circumstances. Some people are not suitable for a hair transplant.

That’s why it’s important that you know exactly what to expect at the end of the consultation.

We care about your best interests. We want you to have the best experience possible and feel satisfied with your hair transplant.

Our consultations are always free of charge.

What do we do during a consultation?

Understand your circumstances

It is important that you understand your limitations. We want to see that you have an understanding of what you want and what you can get, and that you see the end result and feel satisfied.

We can’t tell you what shape of hairline you want – for example, whether you want a masculine or feminine hairline. It’s up to you.

You need to know what you want to get out of the procedure and have an awareness of whether the expected result is possible or not.

Sometimes expectations are unreasonable compared to the practical outcome. We will decide this based on your hair loss and the shape of your donation area.

Conditions where we say no:

  • You have a disease that can spread through blood infection (apart from certain exceptional cases if you can prove yourself free of the disease through a medical certificate)
  • You have recently had a major operation
  • You take strong medicines
  • You have cancer
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Your donation area or recipient area is not suitable for a hair transplant
  • You have a scar in the recipient area that lacks blood circulation
  • You are under 18 years old

Donation area

The right donation area is crucial

It is important that we get to examine your donor area to see what possibilities and what type of hair loss you have. If your donation area is limited, you cannot expect a thick hair follicle.

For example, you may have hair that is too thin in the donation area. If you are transplanting hair from an already thin neck, the transplant may result in further noticeable thinning of the neck.

You may have enough hair in the donation area but if we see that this hair is under the influence of hereditary hair loss, we will also advise you against it.

Read more about the donation area

Reception area

The receiving area must...

If you do a hair transplant with too much hair growth in the recipient area, the procedure may do more harm than good.

The area you want to transplant hair to needs to have reached a certain degree of thinness before it is receptive to transplanted hair follicles.

Should we transplant hair to a recipient area with too much hair, the already existing hair follicles could be damaged – which is something we try to avoid.

Breastfeeding and pregnancy

You are breastfeeding or if you are pregnant

A hair transplant involves both antibiotics and local anaesthesia.

There is a risk that anaesthetics could affect your baby or foetus, which is why we have taken the decision to advise against them for breastfeeding and pregnancy.

Age

Is there an age limit?

Young people usually have faster healing times for wounds or broken bones, for example. But with hair loss, it’s just the opposite.

If you are over the age of 18, you may have a transplant as long as you have a clear understanding of your condition.

If you have a hair transplant at an early stage of the hair loss process, this may cause your existing hair to continue to fall out.

For example, if you have signs of severe genetic hair loss, it would lead to the need for several hair transplants to maintain the hairstyle you want.

 

Scars

You have a scar in the recipient area that lacks blood circulation

Hair cannot grow in a scar that lacks blood circulation. Without blood supply, the hair follicle cannot grow firm.

This means that if you transplant hair follicles into a scar that has no blood supply, sooner or later the hair follicle will die and the hair will fall off.

However, this does not mean that it is not possible to transplant hair over your particular scar. We perform many hair transplants over scarring but then it is important that we establish that the scar has a blood supply.

Read more about hair transplants to cover scars

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Frequently asked questions and answers about hair transplants

How long is the healing process after a hair transplant?

The most critical time is the first 2-3 days when the area is at its most sensitive. The first week you should be extra careful.

After 2 weeks, it’s okay to start practicing, but you should still be a little careful with the sun and be vigilant not to scratch the transplanted hair.

After 3 weeks, you can generally do most everyday things, but avoid things like kicking a football, wearing a helmet or shaving with a razor. We are always available to answer your questions about aftercare.

How many hair transplants can I do?

How much hair you can transplant depends on how good a donor area you have in your neck. Some people can only pick out 3,000 grafts while others can pick out 7,000 grafts.

This is a very individual question that can best be answered during a free consultationwhere we examine your donation area.

When can I see the final result of the hair transplant?

We usually say that a full end result is reached after 12 months. Hair grows at different rates in different people, so some people can see good results after just 6 months.

It is important to be patient when doing a hair transplant as hair does not grow out overnight.

Is hair transplantation permanent?

Yes, a hair transplant is the only permanent solution for hair loss. The hair follicles we move are genetically coded to stay put for life.

What should I consider before my hair transplant?

There are a few things you should think about in the days before your hair transplant. These can be found here.

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