Nobody likes losing their hair. It can be a genuinely painful, traumatic experience, especially if you assume your hair loss will be permanent. The good news is that hair loss never has to be permanent; there are a number of treatments and solutions that can restore your hair to its full length and volume. One of the best examples of this is the hair transplant.
We are pleased to offer hair transplants here at Luminary Cosmetic Medicine & Hair Restoration and want to make sure our clients are well-informed about exactly what hair transplants entail.
To that end, we’ve put together a quick list of common questions and answers. We hope this will be a helpful resource. If your question isn’t addressed here, please reach out to us at any time.
If you have any additional questions about hair transplants, other hair restoration methods and treatments, or wish to schedule a consultation with us in our South Jersey or Philadelphia locations, we welcome you to contact the Luminary Cosmetic Medicine & Hair Restoration team or book an appointment at your next convenience.
How much is it hair transplant going to hurt?
A lot of our clients assume that having a hair transplant will be gruesome and painful, but the reality is that there’s minimal discomfort involved. You’ll be given local anesthesia during the transplant, ensuring you don’t feel anything while the actual surgery is being performed.
You may experience some minor tenderness in the immediate aftermath of the procedure, but it’s really nothing to be frightened about.
Will there be scarring after my hair transplant?
Hair transplant procedures have advanced considerably over the last decade or so, and with today’s methodologies, incisions are very small. While you will have some tiny scars, they’ll be invisible to the untrained eye and will more than likely be covered by hair.
How long will it take for the hair to start growing?
Some clients don’t see the full result of their hair transplant for a year. However, most of our clients will start to notice significant, visible hair restoration in a much shorter span of time, sometimes as little as six weeks.
Will everyone know that you’ve had a hair transplant?
You’re definitely going to have some redness and irritation on your scalp for about three weeks after the surgery; we’d recommend wearing a hat or head scarf if you don’t wish anyone to know that you’ve had a transplant.
Are the results of a hair transplant permanent?
The new follicles that are transplanted will be genetically impervious to balding, which means they will very likely produce healthy growth for the rest of your life.
However, you may still lose hair on other parts of your scalp, which is why at Luminary we develop a custom, long-term treatment plan for each of our clients.
Will I need to take some time to recover?
We’ll generally recommend taking a couple of days to stay off your feet as much as possible, allowing your body some time to rest and recover. With that said, the recovery time for a hair transplant is quite minimal compared with other surgical interventions.