Hair transplant (with own hair)
In cases of progressive hair loss or baldness, a hair transplant offers a solution with your own hair that affords a natural result of improved hair density that is long-term, natural, free of side-effects and visible within just a few hours. The typical male patterns (receding hairline, bald patch or complete baldness) can be thus be rectified with relative ease. Even in female cases of hereditary alopecia areata or hair loss from scarring, a hair transplant makes a lot of sense. Also in cases where hair density is desired to thicken the beard, eye-brows, eye-lashes and pubic hair, to cover scars or to produce a suitable hair appendage in transsexuals.
In the own hair transplant procedure, our highly experienced team takes up to 5,000 hair roots from the unaffected areas and – embedded in tiny skin samples – transfer these to the affected bald areas. The transplanted hair grows from here with 95 percent certainty for the rest of your life. Since hair transplants are currently done with your own hair to eliminate risks, it is limited to the amount of hair available. In certain exceptional cases, however, the transplant can be performed with artificial hair
Treatment and operation preparation: Obtain timely, comprehensive medical advice and risk awareness, including a full medical check-up with hormone- and mineral evaluation, possibly also an ECG. Also a hair loss diagnosis.
Duration of operation: 1-4 hours
Anaesthesia: Usually local
Staying at the clinic: Outpatient
Work incapacity: 0-2 days
Social capacity: After 0-5 days
Sport: After 1-4 weeks
Sun-bathing and solarium: After 4 weeks
Sauna: After 2 weeks
After care: Gentle hair washes, scar care, possible thread removal after 10-14 days, possible thickening operation after 6 months.
Special risks: Projected scars, swelling, occasionally temporary sensitivity defects, unevenness of the scalp, temporary further hair loss.
Cost absorption: Possibly covered by health insurance in cases of alopecia, accidents, burns, pre-operations, alopecia areata (sustained for at least 1 year); in alopecia androgenetica in women, health insurers usually only cover the cost of wigs.