Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure that aims to restore hair growth in areas of the scalp that are bald or thinning. It involves moving hair follicles from a donor site, usually the back or sides of the head, to a recipient site, usually the front or top of the head. Hair transplantation can help improve the appearance and self-confidence of people who suffer from hair loss due to various causes, such as genetics, hormones, aging, or disease.

What is Hair Transplantation?

Hair transplantation is a surgical technique that removes hair follicles from one part of the body, called the ‘donor site’, to a bald or balding part of the body known as the ‘recipient site’. The technique is primarily used to treat male pattern baldness. Hair transplantation can also be used to restore hair growth in other areas, such as eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, chest, or scars.

Benefits and Side Effects of Hair Transplantation

Hair transplantation can have many benefits for people who have hair loss problems. Some of the benefits are:

  • It can enhance the facial harmony and proportion by matching the hairline with the other facial features.
  • It can increase the self-esteem and self-confidence by improving one’s appearance and social acceptance.
  • It can provide a natural and permanent solution for hair loss by using one’s own hair follicles.
  • It can complement other cosmetic procedures, such as face lift, brow lift, or nose surgery.

However, hair transplantation also has some potential risks and side effects that should be considered before undergoing the procedure. Some of the risks and side effects are:

  • Infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling, pain, or numbness at the site of the procedure.
  • Poor growth, shedding, or shock loss of transplanted or existing hairs after the procedure.
  • Scarring, inflammation, cysts, or ingrown hairs at the donor or recipient site.
  • Unnatural or unsatisfactory appearance of the transplanted hairs due to improper angle, direction, density, or color.
  • Complications related to anesthesia, such as allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting, or breathing problems.

Types of Hair Transplantation

There are different types of hair transplantation that can be performed depending on the patient’s goals, preferences, anatomy, and budget. Some of the common types are:

  • Follicular unit transplantation (FUT): This is a type of hair transplantation that involves harvesting a strip of skin with hair from the back or sides of the head and dividing it into individual grafts containing 1 to 4 hairs each. The grafts are then implanted into tiny incisions made in the recipient site. This type of hair transplantation leaves a linear scar at the donor site that can be hidden by long hair. This type of hair transplantation is usually done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia and takes about 4 to 8 hours to complete. The recovery time is usually 2 to 3 weeks and the results are permanent unless complications occur.
  • Follicular unit extraction (FUE): This is a type of hair transplantation that involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor site using a punch device and implanting them into tiny incisions made in the recipient site. This type of hair transplantation does not leave a linear scar at the donor site but rather multiple small dot-like scars that are less noticeable. This type of hair transplantation requires shaving the donor site before the procedure. This type of hair transplantation is usually done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia and takes about 6 to 10 hours to complete. The recovery time is usually 1 to 2 weeks and the results are permanent unless complications occur.
  • Direct hair implantation (DHI): This is a type of hair transplantation that involves extracting individual hair follicles from the donor site using a punch device and implanting them directly into the recipient site using a pen-like device called Choi implanter. This type of hair transplantation does not require making incisions in the recipient site but rather creates tiny holes with each implantation. This type of hair transplantation does not leave a linear scar at the donor site but rather multiple small dot-like scars that are less noticeable. This type of hair transplantation requires shaving both the donor and recipient sites before the procedure. This type of hair transplantation is usually done under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia and takes about 8 to 12 hours to complete. The recovery time is usually 1 to 2 weeks and the results are permanent unless complications occur.

How Much Does Hair Transplantation Cost?

The cost of hair transplantation varies depending on several factors, such as:

  • The type of hair transplantation performed
  • The number of grafts or hairs transplanted
  • The experience and reputation of the surgeon
  • The location and facility where the procedure is done
  • The anesthesia and medication fees
  • The post-operative care and follow-up visits

How Long Does the Effect of Hair Transplantation Last?

The effect of hair transplantation depends on the type of procedure performed and how well the patient heals and maintains their results. Generally speaking:

  • Hair transplantation has a permanent effect unless complications arise that affect the survival or growth of the transplanted hairs.
  • Hair transplantation does not stop the progression of hair loss in other areas of the scalp that are not transplanted. Therefore, some patients may need additional procedures or medications to prevent further hair loss or to achieve a more uniform appearance.
  • Hair transplantation does not change the natural characteristics of the transplanted hairs, such as color, texture, or curl. Therefore, some patients may need to dye, straighten, or curl their hairs to match their desired look.

Why We Should Go to Cyrus Polyclinic for Hair Transplantation Services in Dubai?

Cyrus Polyclinic is a leading provider of hair transplantation services in Dubai that offers high-quality care and excellent results. Some of the reasons why you should come to Cyrus Polyclinic for hair transplantation are:

  • We have a team of board-certified and experienced plastic surgeons and dermatologists who specialize in hair restoration and have performed thousands of hair transplantation procedures with great success.
  • We have a state-of-the-art facility that is equipped with the latest technology and instruments to ensure safety and accuracy during the procedure.
  • We have a friendly and professional staff that provides personalized attention and support to each patient from consultation to recovery.
  • We have a competitive and transparent pricing policy that includes all the fees and charges related to the procedure without any hidden costs or surprises.
  • We have a loyal and satisfied clientele that attests to its reputation and quality of service through positive reviews and testimonials.

If you are interested in hair transplantation and want to know more about it, you can contact us at +971 4 344 1132 to book a consultation with one of our experts. we will be happy to answer your questions and help you achieve your hair goals.

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