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The basic principles of hair transplants

The basic principles of hair transplants

Nowadays, more and more people are looking for a permanent solution to the problem of alopecia through hair transplantation.

But what are the conditions and basic principles of hair transplantation? We approach the issue and answer the most frequently asked questions. 

The basic decalogue of hair transplantation

  1. First of all, hair transplantation essentially refers to the transplantation of hair follicles and not the hair itself. Specialists will identify areas that can act as donors, so that they can take hair follicles and transplant them into the thinning area. 
  2. This is a permanent and definitive solution. Transplanted hair follicles will produce hair indefinitely, while a single hair follicle can grow 1 to 5 hairs. 
  3. It can be performed on men and women of any age, if of course there is no deterrent factor, such as a health problem.
  4. Hair transplantation requires special training, skill and experience, so it must be performed by qualified medical personnel who can consider a wide range of factors. The aesthetic part is the only aspect. Key to the success of the operation is both the achievement of a dense result and the anticipation of future needs, given that alopecia is an evolving condition.  
  5. The placement of the transplanted hair follicles is done by the specialist, individually based on the characteristics of each person (face, skin and hair), with the aim of covering the affected area as best and densely as possible. In general, greater emphasis is always placed on the so-called hairline, i.e. the front area of the face. 
  6. Note that expectations must be realistic. Each case is different and the bigger the problem of alopecia, the fewer hair follicles are available for transplantation. 
  7. The transplant procedure is not painful, as anesthesia is applied. There is no pain discomfort even after the operation. 
  8. The person who undergoes a hair transplant can immediately return to everyday life, while there is no time limit, as the operation can be carried out throughout the year, regardless of the season.
  9. The operation, when successful, leaves no scars or marks and the result looks completely natural.
  10. Proper post-operative care of the area based on the instructions of the attending doctor has an essential role in maintaining the result.


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