Do hair transplants work?

Many hair transplant methods have a high rate of success. After care is very important in
ensuring the results are what you expect. Overall, hair transplants have a success rate over

How long do hair transplants last?

Hair transplants are a permanent solution for hair loss. Again, after care is essential in making
sure the results are up to your expectations.

Are hair transplants safe?

Hair transplants are very safe procedures with a minimal risk of side effects.

Is the hair transplant painful?

A local anesthetic will be used during the procedure, so you won't feel any pain. Most patients
report itching, swelling, and minor inflammation for a few days after the procedure, but no
significant pain. Any discomfort is usually easily treated with an NSAID pain reliever such as
ibuprofen. Patients who receive a large number of implants (called "mega sessions") are likely
to experience more discomfort.

Do hair transplants grow?

Hair transplants are natural hair and will grow normally after the implant is completely
assimilated. It may take up to a year before transplanted hair grows normally, but it will
eventually be indistinguishable from normal hair. Many patients choose to wear a hat initially,
and it is normal for the hair to fall out after transplant. As long as the follicles remain, these
should grow new hairs in time.

Do hair transplants look real?

How realistic transplanted hair looks depends largely on the skill of the surgeon. During the
consultation before surgery, it's important to ask questions so you can get realistic
expectations for how the implants will look afterwards. After 1 year, most patients are very
satisfied with how real the results look. Patients may be concerned about scarring at the donor
site, particularly with strip harvesting, and ensuring a natural shape of the new hairline,
however a good surgeon will be able to create a natural look.