FAQs: Hair Transplant

We have extensive experience in the field of hair restoration surgery and hair loss. Dr. Liliana Reina has been noted for her performance in the Shapiro Hair Institute, where she performed more than two million micro-implants follicles. She has performed hair transplant for nearly two decades, in the city of New York, South Florida and Colombia.

With sophisticated technology, Dr. Reina makes hair transplantation using the latest methods from technical micro-implants to the latest system used today: the system FUE or Follicular Unit Extraction. (Hair transplantation is performed without scarring at the donor site)

How long will it take for the transplanted hair to grow back and what is the rate of growth?

Once the transplanted hair begins to grow, it continues to do so throughout life. In the post-procedure time, the roots go into a resting phase of 3-8 months, the roots begin to sprout and transplanted hair emerges. It usually takes 10 to 12 months to see the overall improvement in terms of density, because hair continues to mature and thicken.

Is hair transplantation painful?

The hair transplant surgery is much less painful now than it was in earlier times when they used to use large sections of scalp. The old methods of scalp reduction, transfer “tab” have mostly been replaced by hair transplant follicular unit. The procedure itself is painless, by administering local anesthetics. The patient can go home the same day. In FUHT strip method, analgesics generally require 5 to 6 days to reduce pain in the stitches of the scalp. FUE eliminates the need for stitches. With no cuts, no resulting pain, even after lost anesthesia.

 

What are follicular units?

The hairs are grouped into follicular units, there are follicular units of 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 hairs. We always consider the follicular units and then calculate transplanted hairs.

The follicle transplant, has the same characteristics as the normal hair?

Definitely! The transplanted follicle that carries the same genetic information as a normal hair, since the hair is the patient’s, thus preserving their texture and the same pattern of growth. 

Can the transplanted hair affect the rest of my hair?

The hair roots are strong and can withstand any irritation to the scalp. Have you noticed how difficult it is for people to remove unwanted hair? One hair can be pulled hundreds of times and will keep growing anyway. The trauma applied to the scalp during surgery is temporary and most of the lost hair will grow back after a few months.

Could I lose my transplanted hair after a while?

No you don’t! This is the good news. The transplanted hair is removed from the donor area where the hair is permanent, usually the back and side. This hair resists the action of DHT, which is responsible for hair loss. So that the transplanted hair will be resistant to DHT and not fall, except in exceptional cases of illness. So you can trust that your hair transplant will be lasting.

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