Hair Transplant

Clinical studies have shown that hormones, genes, age, stress, medication, illness and even poor nutrition are causes of hair loss. Naturally, a person sheds about 50 to 100 hairs a day. But one should be alarmed that thinning and falling hair can lead to permanent hair loss.

The birth of HAIR TRANSPLANT surpasses all hair restoration methods worldwide. "Say goodbye to wigs, hair grow solutions which take years to see its effect, if they are really effective" Hair transplantation is a tried and tested solution to hair loss and baldness, whether you are a man or a woman, and it does not have any long term or major side effects, "says Dr. Alonzo.

HAIR TRANSPLANT involves relocation of the patient's existing hair follicles from the donor site to the balding area, which is often located on the back or side of the scalp. Then a strip of skin from the donor area is removed and then finally closed with self-absorbable sutures. The donor strip is cut into 3 sizes of grafts such as micro graft, single follicular unit and the modified follicular unit. Micro graft has 1 hair, while single follicular unit has 2 hairs, and the modified follicular unit has 2 to 4 hairs. The surgical technicians isolate individual hair follicles from the donor strip and then implant them to the graft region. The grafts are inserted into pre-cut micro and mini slits to fill in the patient's balding areas. Surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and generally takes about 3 to 5 hours depending on the number of grafts.

After the surgery, patient will feel little or no pain, and can return to work the next day. Shortly within 3 to 6 months, the transplanted hair starts to grow and starts to have the same strength, color, texture, length and life span as the hair from the donor area. Final results can be seen within 6 months. You will be amazed how your transplanted hairs look and feel natural.

Risks associated with hair transplantation are infection and swelling.Be sure you take the prescribed medications and follow your surgeon's instructions to limit the risks. Discuss all your concerns with Dr. Alonzo during your initial consultation, and follow all his instructions from your pre-surgery to post surgery care, for a speedy and healthy recovery.