Hair Transplant Frequently Asked Questions
Is a hair transplant the best hair loss treatment?
• The best hair loss treatment is the treatment that achieves the best RESULT for the customer.
• All hair loss treatments treats hair loss differently.
• A Hair Transplant can increase the # of hairs in an area. However that is all!
• A Hair Transplant can not PREVENT further hair loss and a Hair Transplant can not REGROW thinning hair thicker & healthier
Can a hair transplant give you a full head of hair?
• A hair transplant increases the number of hairs in an area of the scalp. Therefore a hair transplant can improve the number of hair’s that a person has on their head, but a hair transplant MOVES hair from the sides and back of the scalp to the area on the top of the head that requires the new hair.
• A full head of hair = approx 100,000 hair strands
• When a person experiences genetic hair loss, over time the number of hair strands reduces. A Hair Transplant redistributes hair follicles from one area of the scalp to another. Therefore a hair transplant RE-DISTRIBUTES hair, or, a hair transplant spreads out the hair remaining. Because it is only move hair around, a hair transplant can not give you a full head of hair.
Does the transplanted hair need finasteride?
• The transplanted hair follicles are resistant to the impacts of DHT and Genetic Hair Loss. No Medication is mandatory for these hair follicles.
• HOWEVER, we recommend patients consider some form of hair loss treatment to slow + prevent further hair loss of the non-transplanted hair. Therefore the non-transplanted hair will combine & enhance the coverage of the scalp – for longer! If the patient would like to avoid consuming finasteride because of concerns with potential side effects, PRP is a daily drug and daily chemical free hair restoration treatment that you can consider. PRP will help both the transplanted and non-transplanted hair as well.
Who performs a hair transplant procedure?
• A hair transplant procedure is performed by a team of people, who are led by a doctor known as a hair transplant surgeon.
• It is important to note, that there is NO OFFICIAL TRAINING or CERTIFICATION or EXAM in Australia that a doctor is required to sit and pass in order for the doctor to call himself a hair transplant surgeon. There are international bodies that offer certification, and the ISHRS.org have recommendations however has minimal authority to enforce penalties and sanctions.
• When reviewing a hair transplant surgeon, we recommend AVOIDING blogs and hair transplant notice boards. If you would like to review how Scott Moore recommends you should evaluate a hair transplant surgeon, please contact us for a consultation.