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Phoenix Hair Transplants

Frequently Asked Questions

Phoenix Hair Transplants in Birmingham

Frequently Asked Questions

Phoenix Hair Transplants in Birmingham

FUE is a state-of-the-art hair transplantation technique where individual hair follicles are extracted from the donor area (usually the back or sides of the head) and transplanted into the recipient area (where hair is thinning or bald). This is achieved using a specialised micro-punch tool, ensuring minimal scarring and natural-looking results.

While FUE is suitable for most individuals, it may not be recommended for those with extensive baldness or insufficient donor hair. Your suitability for FUE will be assessed during your consultation with our medical team.

Before your FUE procedure, it’s essential to follow these steps:

– Discontinue any blood-thinning medications or supplements as advised by your surgeon.

– Avoid alcohol and smoking for a specified period before the surgery.

– Discuss any allergies or medical conditions with your surgeon.

– Arrange for transportation to and from the clinic on the day of the procedure.

The duration of an FUE procedure varies depending on the number of grafts needed. On average, it can take several hours. Patients are encouraged to relax and stay comfortable during the process.

Most patients can resume their normal activities within a few days to a week. However, complete recovery may take several weeks to months. Your surgeon will provide specific guidelines based on your individual case.

After your FUE hair transplant, you should:

– Follow the surgeon’s instructions for washing and caring for your scalp.

– Avoid strenuous physical activities for a specified period.

– Protect your scalp from direct sunlight.

– Attend follow-up appointments as scheduled.

Patients should:

– Avoid touching the transplanted area unnecessarily.

– Refrain from scratching or picking at the grafts.

– Follow the prescribed medications and ointments.

– Report any unusual symptoms or concerns to our medical team promptly.

In the initial weeks after FUE, it’s normal to experience:

– Swelling around the forehead and eyes (usually temporary).

– Shedding of transplanted hair, followed by regrowth.

– Mild discomfort or tightness, which can be managed with prescribed pain relievers.

Patients should avoid wearing hats or head coverings immediately after the procedure to prevent any disruption to the newly transplanted grafts. During the first week, if necessary, opt for loose-fitting headgear to minimise pressure on the grafts. Beyond the initial week, gradually transition to more comfortable head coverings, but be cautious not to use anything tight or constricting. 

Individual healing rates may vary, so always follow your surgeon’s specific instructions. Additionally, protect the transplanted area from direct sunlight with sunscreen or a non-compressing wide-brimmed hat.

While infection is rare, patients should watch for:

– Increased redness, swelling, or tenderness after the initial healing period.

– Pus or discharge from the transplant sites.

– Fever or persistent discomfort.

If any of these signs occur, contact our clinic immediately for guidance.

The results of an FUE hair transplant are generally considered permanent because the transplanted hair follicles are resistant to balding. However, the longevity of the overall appearance depends on various individual factors, and ongoing maintenance may be necessary to address natural hair ageing and ensure the best long-term outcome. Consult with your surgeon for a personalised assessment of your specific situation and expectations.

At Phoenix Hair Transplants, we are committed to providing you with the best FUE transplant experience. If you have further questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. Your satisfaction and well-being are our top priorities.

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