1. Are there any effective hair restoration treatments other than a hair transplant?
2. What is hair transplantation?
3. How a hair transplant procedure is performed?
4. Can a hair transplant restore hair in an area other than scalp?
5. When should I expect to see my new hair to start growth?
6. Are there any side effects of hair transplantation?
7. How can I have more information to restore my hair?

1.  Are there any effective hair restoration treatments other than a hair transplant?

When people start losing hair, they often look for home remedies or medical treatment as a first resort to stop hair loss. Most home remedies do little to stop hair loss. Seeking medical treatment is most effective when some medical condition is causing your hair loss. Such medical conditions may include scalp diseases, autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalances, or nutritional deficiency. Proper diagnosis and treatment of such causes can have a significant effect on your hair.

However, most of the time, people lose hair due to genetic reasons. This is known as alopecia or pattern baldness. In this case, medication has minor effect to control hair loss. Still, there are some over-the-counter medications available to control hair loss. Finasteride, Minoxidil, and Ketoconazole are some effective medications. However, these medications are only effective in controlling hair loss; they are not effective to regrow lost hair. Additionally, you should discuss their side effects with your doctor before starting such medication.

2. What is hair transplantation?

A hair transplant is different from the medication. It is a surgical procedure to redistribute your existing hair. A hair transplant extracts hair from one area of your head or body, and plants them in the required area. There are some facts that play an important role in the success and effectiveness of a hair transplant. First, we have two types of hair on our head:

  • Balding prone hair: The hairs at the front and crown of our head are prone to balding. They are the first to fall due to hormonal and genetic reasons.
  • Balding resistant hair: On the other hand, the hairs on the sides and the back of our head are balding resistant; they do not fall due to hormonal and genetic reasons.

A hair transplant extracts balding resistant hair from the balding resistant areas, and plants them to the area where we need hair. When planted in the balding area, theses hairs retain their balding resistant characteristics and do not fall.

3. How a hair transplant procedure is performed?

The hair transplant procedure consists of two steps. In the first step, your surgeon extracts healthy, balding resistant hair follicles from the donor area. In the second step, he plants them in the balding area of your head. This way, hair transplant redistributes your existing hair to restore them in a natural and permanent manner

4.Can a hair transplant restore hair in an area other than scalp?

A hair transplant can grow and restore hair on any area of your body. People often use hair transplant to grow hair on scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, beard, and chest.

5.When should I expect to see my new hair to start growth?

There is some resting period for your hair between your hair transplant and hair growth. You can expect your transplanted hair to start growth after three months of transplantation. However, many people do not see considerable growth until six months. It will take an additional six to nine months for your hair to gain adequate styling length.

6. Are there any side effects of hair transplantation?

Similar to any surgery, hair transplant has a minor risk of infection and bleeding. However, modern sterilization techniques and antibiotics have made this procedure very safe.

7.How can I have more information to restore my hair?

Every person has a unique situation and unique preferences. It is best to contact a hair transplant surgeon for a proper evaluation of your condition and the answers of your specific questions.

Hair Transplant Australia is a well-reputed hair restoration clinic in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Alam performs surgeries using latest hair transplant techniques exclusively at this clinic. If you are looking for hair restoration, you can ask your question to Dr. Alam. Fill free online consultation form and have the answers to your questions without any cost or obligation.