How does hair transplantation work?

The hair grafts are surgically removed from the donor region and planted in the scalp region with hair damage. These surgically planted hair continue to grow just as they did in the previous region. FUT and FUE are the 2 popular hair transplantation options.

Is hair transplant surgery painful?

Minimal pain does happen if you opt for the surgical hair recovery option. Local anesthesia is used during the procedure to avoid discomfort during surgery. Post-surgery, Sreen Medical, Calgary also supports its clients with medications to manage pain and discomfort. However, the pain is not unbearable. A lot of patients have told us that a hair transplant is more comfortable in comparison to a dentist visit.

How long will a hair transplant last?

Transplanted hair lasts for a lifetime if the procedure is undertaken correctly and post-surgery precautions are taken. At Sreen Medical, we make sure that your transplanted hair stays on your head all your life.

What's the average cost for a hair transplant?

Procedure cost depends on the hair loss problem, the number of grafts, sessions required, and the transplantation method opted for.

Can women also have hair transplants?

Yes! Women suffering from androgenetic alopecia, patchy hair loss, and other hair loss conditions can opt for hair transplant surgery.

Is a hair transplant the best option for hair recovery?

If you want a permanent solution to chronic hair loss, then, a hair transplant is the best option you can go for. However, if your hair loss has just started, then, there are a lot of non-surgical hair recovery options you can explore. Schedule a consultation with Sreen Medical, Calgary to discuss the same.

Is a laser used for hair transplantation surgery?

Lasers are used in a lot of hair recovery treatments offered by Sreen Medical, Calgary but they are not part of the hair transplantation procedures we specialize in.

How much is the recovery time after the surgery?

The average recovery time for a hair transplant is around 2 weeks. While there is no physical discomfort during this period, the operated scalp region is in the healing phase. If you can wear a hat to your work, then, you can return to the workplace after a couple of days only.

Can I use another person’s hair in surgery?

This is possible to do but not recommended since it involves a lot of medical complications.

How much time does it take before the hair begins to grow?

The visible appearance of the hair typically starts in 4-6 months. It will grow back finer at first and will continue to thicken over the next few months. If we talk about the appearance that's close to your before-hair fall look, then, that will take almost a year.

Do you also transplant an eyebrow?

Yes, we do help men and women with eyebrow transplants! Men can also opt for beard transplants if they want well-structured facial hair.

Will there be a scar after the hair transplant surgery?

Yes, there is a very fine linear scar if you opt for a Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT). This scar is easily hidden by your remaining hair. If you go for Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), there are a number of tiny scars where the grafts were taken from. These are visible only if inspected very closely.

What is Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)?

Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a minimally invasive hair transplant procedure where individual follicular units are extracted from the donor area and then grafted into the recipient area. This is less invasive in comparison to FUT.

What is Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT)?

A Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) involves harvesting a strip containing multiple follicles and transplanting it to the scalp region affected by hair loss. The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia.

Can I cut and dye my new hair?

Yes, our patients are able to live an active life after their hair transplant. You can cut, dye, and style your hair any way you want after the healing period notified by your medical aesthetics professional has passed.

Who is the ideal candidate for hair transplant surgery?

Anyone who has healthy hair at the sides and back of the head is eligible for a hair transplant. During the initial consultation, the doctor will look at your medical file and recommend the right procedure for hair recovery.

Will I always have hair after a hair transplant?

Areas that have undergone hair transplant surgery will always retain hair. However, if hair loss commenced in other non-treated regions after some years, then, another transplant session may be required.

Why do we lose hair on the top of the head but retain it on the sides?

The hair on the top of your head is genetically different than the hair at the back of your head. The hair on the sides is sturdier and more resistant to damage. That's why most bald men are left with a ring around the back of their heads.