Q&A regarding Hair Transplants

 

Questions regarding hair translpantation

 
Does the implanted hair continue growing ?
The implanted hair is taken from the donor area that is characterised by a genetic attribute different  from other parts of the scalp in that it is resistant to balding. Therefore, the implanted hair continues to grow all the patient's life and it can be treated like any hair for all purposes – haircuts, shaving, dyeing etc.
 
Is the hair transplant always successful ?
Dr. Ginzburg carries out the transplant together with a team of 6 trained, veteran hair technicians – as long as the patient carries out the doctor's instructions, the transplant will always be successful in accord with the matched expectations that were enunciated at the consultation stage, and in most instances it is impossible to tell that the patient had undergone a hair transplant.
 
Is a hair transplant a complicated operation ?
The hair transplant is carried out under local anaesthetic and therefore there is no need for hospitalization. At the conclusion of the transplant lasting about 3 – 4 hours, the patient is free to go home, also can drive and return to activity a day later.
 
May one go back to work immediately after the transplant ?
During the first week there are wounds that change into scabs in the implanted area, and therefore one should wear a hat in order to hide them – in the event that the patient may wear a hat at work. He can return to his regular routine on the morrow. Should this not be the case, after a week the patient  returns to his pre-transplant condition and may go back to his usual routine. It is recommended to abstain from vigorous physical activity involving the upper part of the body for two weeks, thus allowing the recuperation to be faster and more successful.
 
Is the hair transplantation a painful procedure ?
The transplant is conducted under a local anaesthetic and done by means of tiny injections into the donor area from which the hair is taken and into the implant area. Afterwards the patient does not feel any pain, can watch a movie, listen to music and relax.
 
What are the side effects of hair transplantation ?
In particular cases swelling does appear  in the area around the forehead and eyelids on the third day after the transplant, but disappears two days later – nowadays swelling is prevented mostly by affixing a special adhesive dressing to the upper forehead for 4 days, in addition to an anti-swelling medication.
In 20% of cases there is the possibility that the transplant will cause a lack of sensation in the transplant area - num ( due to the anaesthetic) for a period of a few weeks and even months – however, the phenomenon invariably passes and does not interfere with the day to day functioning of the patient.
 
Is it possible to take hair from another person ?
Hair transplantation is a very much simpler surgical procedure than other transplants , nevertheless. It is no different with respect to rejection of the implanted object. This is the reason for not transplanting hair taken from someone else, as this would demand of the patient to take anti-rejection medications for the rest of his life.
 
I live far from from the clinic – How would I be able to obtain details without having to come there ?
It is possible to send photos taken from different angles of the scalp by email. After receiving the pictures, we will contact you in order to take proceedings further. The adress is:  alexgin2000@gmail.com. 
 
Am I a suitable candidate for a hair transplant ?
In order to test your suitability for hair transplantation, Dr. Ginzburg conducts a free consultation during which the patient's age, extent of the baldness, condition of the donor area and hair density – all these are important factors when making the decision as to your suitability as a candidate.  
 
 

Questions regarding hair loss

 

What is male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia)?
Androgenetic alopecia also subbed Male Pattern Baldness is a hereditary phenomenon characterised by hair falling out on the front of the scalp or by thinning out on the crown of the head. Androgenic Alopecia is the most common reason for bladness among men (98%). It is most desirable to consult with a dermatologist, there being today medications whereby bladness can be arrested, and also cause renewed hair growth, thereby ovaiating the need for a transplant.

 

What causes Male Pattern Baldness ?
Male baldness is a hereditary phenomenon that stems from genetic influence of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). The heredity may come from the father's side  as well as from the mother's. There are cases where the heredity comes from one of the grandparents, and it should be noted that the heredity can leap one or more generations. In genetically sensitive follicles, the DHT binds to receptors in the hair follicles arresting the growth stage (the Anagen phase of the hair cycle), leading to a gradual reversion of big follicles into tiny follicles that progressively form shorter and thinner hairs that reach a short length and don't grow any further. An enzyme called 5 Alpha Reductase regularises the production of DHT.
 
Where in the body is DHT to be found ?
DHT is found in many tissues in the body, including scalp hair follicles.
 
What is the function of 5-Alpha Reductase in the body ?
With the aid of this enzyme (5aR) the hormone Testosterone disintegrates and becomes Dihydrotestosterone =DHT.
 
How wide-spread is Male Pattern Baldness ?
Male Pattern Baldness can begin in the teens, 20's, 30's and 40's, and appears to a certain degree in 50% of males before age 40.
 
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