Here are our top frequently asked questions regarding hair restoration and hair transplants.

What are the reasons for hair loss?

Male and female hair loss is a very common issue. As the years progress, many people are faced with thinning locks that they cannot stop no matter what they do. While there may be several causes for this problem in men or women individually (aging, genetics), one thing’s certain: if you’re experiencing an increase of shedding then it could mean your DHT levels have gone up which would lead to thinner follicles from miniaturizing over time due inflammation-caused damage among other things.

Are there any pre-procedure instructions I have to follow?

When it’s time for a patient to have their hair transplant, they’ll be given instructions via email on what needs to happen before the procedure. Our team makes sure that every step can go smoothly and there are no surprises during or after surgery so as little risk of complications possible!

Does the entire head need to be fully shaved for the hair transplant?

For a FUE hair transplant, the only part of your scalp that needs to be shaved is the “donor area”. Many male patients will opt to shave their entire head as to not look “patchy”. Female patients with typically longer hair can hide the “donor area” with their existing hair. If you’re worried about having short patches on top or side burns though don’t fret– Concord really listens closely when it comes making sure its clients’ personal preferences are met so everyone can go right back into social life as normal.

How long will the hair transplant procedure take?

Every step of the procedure at Concord is meticulously performed to obtain optimum results. The maximum time for every procedure will depend on the number of grafts (hair follicles) needed.

  • Patients with progressive balding will require a higher amount of grafts, between 2500 to 3500 grafts. A procedure of that size will take between 6-8 hours. Patients that require a graft count between 1500 to 2500 grafts, 4-5 hours.
  • A transplant below 1500 grafts will take approximately 3-4 hours to complete.

How long will it take for the new grafts to grow?

After the hair transplant the majority of patients will initially experience some shedding of the new transplanted hairs. This is normal. The hairs will fall out but the follicles remain. Remember, we are transplanting follicles, not hairs. Following this phase, the transplanted follicles will regrow hairs after 3 months. The final result of a hair transplant will not be expected until 8-12 months post procedure. It is normal to experience some anxiousness and impatience during this time. The key is to follow the doctors post-procedure instructions and recommendations and not worry. The hairs will grow and you will have new and amazing looking hair.

When will I be able to go back to work post transplant?

The FUE hair transplant is a minimally invasive procedure. The recovery time is shorter than any other methods out there. Scabs can take up to a week to fall off and some reddening at the recipient site will occur for a while. Concord recommends patients wait for at least 2-4 days before going back to work again. No physical activity is recommended for the first fourteen days during the healing process to ensure success of the hair transplant. Depending on the physical requirements of the patient ́ s work we ask to avoid strenuous activities and sweating during the first ten days. Patients who do not mind the scabbing or a shaved look and do not have a physically demanding job can feel free to instantly go back to work after the transplant.

Are there any instructions post surgery I have to follow?

We will give you personal instructions after the hair transplant procedure to take home. This includes finishing a course of antibiotics, using a copper spray for itching and special shampoo to be used for head washing. Patients that wear a cap or hat should avoid doing so for the first two weeks. We kindly recommend no sports and to avoid sweating during the first 10 days post transplant. Excessive sun exposure to the recipient site should be avoided for the first three months following the transplant. In case you plan to travel to a country with strong sunlight we kindly recommend you to wear a cap or hat.

How long will my new hair grow?

Successfully transplanted donor hair from the scalp will not only achieve the same characteristics in length, caliber and color as before but it also matches with pre-existing natural locks at a recipient site. Scalp Hair grows endlessly which means that there’s no indication of where you got your new follicles from!

Can I use hair from other parts of the body to transplant onto the scalp?

In rare instances; cases may warrant supplemental body hair. Our course our clinical staff will determine this at time of evaluation.

Are there any visible scars occurring after hair transplant?

Unlike older methods of hair transplant such as FUT aka the strip method, the state-of-the-art technique of FUE allows for a minimally invasive hair restoration process. During the extraction process a Neograft Extracting circular blade with a diameter as small as 0.8mm will be used to delicately remove the hair follicles from the donor area. No visible scars will be left behind. This method is currently the gold-standard for hair transplant worldwide.