Over the years, we’ve been asked a lot of questions. One gentleman once asked if we could take his back hair and use it on his head. We’ve picked the 10 most common questions asked in consultations, out on the street & on web forums.
After you’ve read through the questions, may we recommend calling Dr. Sheps for a free consultation?
It’s important to check with your doctor, as hair transplant surgery requires some preparation for the patient. However, a few simple steps you can take before your hair transplant includes washing your hair thoroughly on the evening and morning of, wear comfortable clothing, arrange for transportation to and from the clinic, don’t drink alcohol, coffee or take aspirin prior to your procedure and don’t cut or colour your hair.
The best solution is dependent on the reason for your hair loss. For example, if you’re a woman, who is in the very advance stages of female-pattern baldness, a Full Top or Cap replacement would be the perfect fit for you.
While this answer is different for everyone, what you can expect is a more natural hairline for many years to come. It won’t be what you had in your teenage years, but your hair will look natural and fuller again.
Many clients require one session, but this depends on the degree of baldness or thinning.
All hair transplant treatments require ongoing care to stimulate hair growth and avoid further hair loss. However, treatments such as Rogain and Propecia are treatments that can be stopped at any time and can be considered temporary.
Depending on the number of grafts, a hair transplant can take anywhere between 4-8 hours from the time you walk through the door to the time you leave. You will not be able to drive or work afterwards. We recommend taking a day to rest and recuperate after the procedure to avoid any issues.
A hair transplant should only be performed by using hair follicles from your own head.
Hair transplantation is relatively non-evasive and you can potentially return to work the next day. However, after the surgery, it is very important that you go home to rest. Minimal activity for the rest of the day is suggested.
A very fine scar will develop once the donor site has had a chance to heal. However, it will not be noticeable once you have grown your hair after the procedure.
Every case is different and is dependent on the number of grafts we can harvest out of the donor area. The best way to determine overall cost is to come in for a free, confidential consultation.
This depends on the patient, and how extensive the hair loss is. Many patients need only one surgery. Others need a couple. We can only place as much hair as the elasticity of your scalp will allow. 85% of patients require one procedure.
The discomfort is minimal, and can be likened to a very mild headache. During the procedure Dr. Sheps and his nurses administer mild sedatives and a local anesthetic.
Hair transplants use your own hair to naturally create your look & style from years earlier. There are only mild side effects such as a light headache, and minor bleeding.
Hair trasnplants are not connected to any serious risk although with any medical procedure, there is some inherent risk. However, Dr. Sheps guarantees his work, so if there is an issue, the doctor will correct it. Post-op care is also an important factor.
Women are often excellent candidates for hair transplants. Like men, it depends on the severity of the hair loss and the amount of hair in the donor area. We have worked with many women suffering from hair loss and have changed their lives for the better.
As you’ve heard in countless medical dramas, doctor/patient confidentiality is something doctors take very seriously. Dr Sheps has your best interests at heart. All consultation and procedures are bound by this confidentiality.