Hair Transplant Toronto

Hair is the crowning glory of every human being. As the most noticeable body part, every person makes an effort in grooming their locks to boost their looks and overall confidence. Here’s how hair transplant Toronto can help you.

But not everyone is happy with how their hair looks. Some people experience hair thinning, and hair loss or baldness caused by different factors such as aging, stress, health problems, and genetic conditions. If only we live in a world free from prejudice, it wouldn’t matter. But since there are social stigmas that relate baldness with aging, loss of vigour, and unattractiveness, somehow, it degrades a person and causes them to lose confidence and the courage to face other people.

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If you are a man, of course, you wouldn’t want to hear about women who are uninterested in dating bald men. And if you’re a woman, you wouldn’t want other people to wonder why your top is visibly thinning. Therefore, it’s a serious matter.

Well, you don’t need to suffer and endure the feeling of seeing how gradually you are losing your hair, or wait until it’s all gone. When you notice there’s something wrong, consult a doctor right away for them to give you the best solution – hair transplant.

Since the 1950s, doctors have used hair transplant Toronto to fill the area of the head that is bald or has thin hair. It has been proven that the procedure is safe and effective for men and women to avoid hair loss and make it fuller.

In contrast to other dermatological clinics these days, our surgeons at Hair Transplant Clinic Toronto prefers a “boutique” style approach to hair transplant to ensure comfort and effectiveness of the procedure.

There are two processes that can be performed, depending on your case. These are the follicular unit grafting (FUG) and the follicular unit extraction (FUE). Both of these procedures are our specialization.

We always make sure to use the most appropriate technique for a successful procedure. Many of our clients have testified how the surgery helped them gain back their self-confidence, and how natural-looking their hair make them happy.

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What is FUE?

FUE means follicular unit extraction. This procedure also requires getting hair strands from the backside of the scalp. However, it does not result in any linear scar. Tiny micrografts are instead individually harvested with a 1-millimetre punch blade. This will result in imperceptible pinpoint scars.

Thus, the harvested hair at the back of the scar can be cut short without any detection of micrografting. The process of harvesting the grafts is quite a time consuming, but it’s worth the effort.

For younger people, African-Americans, and for those who have sparse donor hair from which to transfer, the FUE is the recommended treatment. It is also frequently used for transman patients for growing beard, mustache, sideburns, thick eyebrows, and other facial hair.

What is FUT?

FUT means follicular unit transplantation. In this process, a single strip of hair from the back of the head is harvested. This will be seamlessly re-approximated to lessen the appearance of scars during the recovery stage. The hair strands, which are usually around 1 to 4 in each micrograft, are transplanted to the bald areas of the scalp.

The hair will appear completely organic because of the meticulous placement in a natural growth pattern. Age is taken into consideration when replacing the hairline to provide the most appropriate aesthetic needed.

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Hair Transplant Before & After

Hair Transplant Toronto
Procedure Overview

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The journey to a hair transplant procedure begins with your decision to undergo a hair transplant Toronto. The first thing you need to do is to choose the right medical facility. It is important to ensure that the procedure will be taken care of by a professional dermatological surgeon, who knows exactly what’s best for the patient’s specific hair condition.

With Hair Transplant Toronto’s fully accredited and on-site operating room, you can expect the highest standards of safety, sterility, and comfortable environment for your hair transplant experience. And with Dr. Mark Korman’s expertise, you are in good hands.

There will be an initial consultation where Dr. Mark Korman will do some interviews in a friendly approach to understand your specific concern. He also needs to review your previous hair transplantation attempts, check the products you used for your hair, and evaluate your medical history, or if you are under any type of medication.

He will then perform a physical exam to know the pattern of hair loss. The hair’s quality, such as the texture, thickness, and colour will be in consideration to assess if you are eligible for surgery. If yes, you will be scheduled for the hair transplant procedure.

The operation usually starts early in the morning. You need to change into a comfortable gown, slippers, and nice plush robe as you prepare yourself for the operation.

There will be a final consultation on how the procedure will take place. This is when the doctor will discuss with you the overall goals or the objectives of the hair transplant.

The design of the hairline will be decided – if there’s a need to advance the current hairline or create a new one, make it as natural as possible, and take careful measurements to ensure symmetry. The staff will also take photos of the hair for additional reference and comparison.

Once everything is set, the actual hair transplant procedure will take place. If the procedure is the follicular unit extraction or FUE, the hair at the back will be shaved to a military-cut style. If it’s a strip technique, it is only needed to trim the area where the doctors can harvest the strip.

After that, you will be transferred to the procedure room for the injection of local anesthesia. Once the scalp is anesthetized, the surgeon will then carry on with harvesting the grafts. If the procedure is follicular unit grafting or FUG, it requires the harvesting of each hair follicle one at a time through heavy magnification.

Every single graft is hand-selected and picked out to ensure only the best graft will be used for reconstituting the hair. If it’s a strip technique, the surgeon has to harvest the strip with excellent surgical precision and then suture the incision back together.

If ever you are wondering what the harvesting looks like, it’s basically when you are having a full-body massage where you are lying on your stomach so the doctors can have a better view of your hair on the back.

While at this stage, most doctors will recommend their patients to bring and do something to entertain themselves like bringing earbuds and a phone to listen to their favourite music or podcasts. You can do the same, or if you like, this is also the best time to catch a nap.

Once the grafts are all harvested, the team performing the procedure will examine each graft under a microscope to make sure that every single graft has excellent quality. Then, the procedure will resume in the transplant room with the actual planting of these grafts.

This technique is commonly called “stick and plant,” which means that every graft has corresponding holes and there are no unnecessary holes made to make it easier to stick and plant the hair. The planting of the grafts needs to be precise, well-thought-of and put in the right location to get as natural results as possible.

You will be sitting back in a reclined chair to relax during the planting stage. As soon as the procedure is finished, you will realize how easy and pain-free the overall procedure was. You’re welcome to read our patient’s journeys and reviews by visiting our clinic’s listing.

Hair Transplant Recovery & Hair Growth

After the procedure, patients should not worry about leaving the clinic with bandages on their heads as it is unnecessary. All patients who underwent hair transplant Toronto will instantly feel and experience their fuller locks.

For further medication, patients need to take antibiotics and medicine to lessen the chance of swelling, especially in the first three days after the procedure. For the first two nights, mild pain pills are also recommended to make sleeping more comfortable.

Most patients can also go back to work and their day-to-day activities with zero downtime. Washing the hair after the surgery won’t be a problem as long as it is taken with extra care.

For other physical activities like swimming, strenuous exercises, and weight lifting, patients have to wait for about one to two weeks.

For the growth of the transplanted hairs, it will be noticeable within four to six months. To hasten the growth, most patients use Minoxidil, a topical solution for hair growth. By applying it every night, you can expect fast growth of the transplanted hair. But there are cases when the hairs grow immediately after transplantation.

The full effect of the hair transplant Toronto procedure will take place within 12 to 18 months, and hair will continue to grow for a lifetime.

Hair Transplant Toronto FAQs

What causes hair loss?

The most common reason behind hair loss and baldness is a genetic condition. It is hereditary and can occur during the early twenties for both men and women.

Other causes may include autoimmune disorders such as alopecia areata or lupus. Major events like surgery, pregnancy (especially those who had C-section), and weight loss. People taking medications are also candidates for hair loss.

Those who are also suffering from skin conditions like psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis can also have hair loss or hair thinning. Iron deficiency is also found out to be one of the causes.

People who love to style their hair and use excessive heating and frequent colouring can suffer from hair loss and baldness as well.

How does a hair transplant work?

There are two main types of procedure used for hair transplant: follicular unit grafting or FUG, and follicular unit extraction or FUE. The FUG involves harvesting small strips of follicles, which are typically from the back of the head to lessen visible scars. These follicles are separated and transplanted to the balding areas.

During FUE, the follicles are extracted one at a time. A special device with a one-millimetre blade is used to extract the single follicles. Instead of a linear scar, the procedure results in tiny pinpoint scars that are imperceptible. The follicles are then transplanted to the areas where more hair is needed to grow.

How long does it take to complete a hair transplant?

It depends on the type of hair transplant procedure, whether it is FUG or FUE, and the number of hair follicles that need for the transplantation.

The procedure can last for a minimum of two to four hours and a maximum of five to seven hours.

For some severe cases, the whole procedure can slip up over two days.

What is the recovery process like?

Contrary to what others believe, recovery for hair transplant surgery is not as painful and tolerable by most patients. You can say that a dentist appointment is much more painful than this.

Redness and discomfort on the scalp will subside within one to two days. The risk of infection is also low and there are only a few complications reported associated with hair transplants.

Right after the procedure, the moment you go home, you can take a shower immediately and you won’t feel any sort of pain or discomfort. But, avoid shampooing and vigorous scrubbing for at least a few days to make sure there will be no complications.

After four days, you can start gently washing your hair. Then after a week, you can now go back to your usual hair bathing with your favourite shampoo.

You can also resume your day job for one to two days after the procedure. As long as you avoid strenuous activities like lifting heavy objects and intense physical workouts for about a week, you are good to go.

What is the recovery process like?

Contrary to what others believe, recovery for hair transplant in Toronto surgery is not as painful and tolerable by most patients. You can say that a dentist appointment is much more painful than this.

Redness and discomfort on the scalp will subside within one to two days. The risk of infection is also low and there are only a few complications reported associated with hair transplants.

Right after the procedure, the moment you go home, you can take a shower immediately and you won’t feel any sort of pain or discomfort. But, avoid shampooing and vigorous scrubbing for at least a few days to make sure there will be no complications.

After four days, you can start gently washing your hair. Then after a week, you can now go back to your usual hair bathing with your favourite shampoo.

You can also resume your day job for one to two days after the procedure. As long as you avoid strenuous activities like lifting heavy objects and intense physical workouts for about a week, you are good to go.

What is the success rate for hair transplant?

Hair transplants that undergo modern and advanced medical procedures, and performed by an experienced and respected dermatological surgeon can have a high success rate of 95%. They also have good and natural-looking results.

When can I expect hair growth after the transplant?

After the transplant, the hair takes time to grow, so you have to be more patient. Everyone has different hair growth rates and the average period to see actual growth is about four to eight months. For more noticeable growth and results, you need to wait for 12 to 18 months before you can see it.

How many sessions are required for hair transplants?

It depends on your condition or extent of baldness to know how many required sessions you need to undergo. For some patients, only one session is enough. But others need two or three sessions before they can have the initial surgical procedure. Also, a patient can go back for another session years later if there is still an occurrence of hair loss.

Are the transplanted hairs permanent?

The good news is, yes, the hair transplanted in the balding areas will remain permanent. This is the reason why hair transplantation is indeed an effective way to prevent hair loss or baldness.

Can I have someone else's hair transplanted?

The answer, unfortunately, is no because your body would reject the hair from the donor. The hair needs to come from you for effective results.

How many transplanted hair would survive as time passes?

Again, when the hair transplantation is correctly performed, there is a 95% or more chance that the hair stays in place and grows long.

Does the implanted hair look natural?

Forget about the thing of the past where implanted hair will look “pluggy” or kind of like a wig. All thanks to the follicular unit micrografts, key advancement in hair restoration, the implanted hair will all look natural.

Will there be any visible scars?

You can be assured that there will be no visible scars on the area around the transplanted hair. But you can see some fine lines hidden in your hair on the part of the harvested area.

It will be noticeable if you have a shaved or shorter haircut. If this is the case, the FUE procedure is a much better option for you.

How long is a recovery time after procedure?

It only takes less than 24 hours for most people. The following day of your surgery, you can resume your typical day-to-day activities, but you still need to avoid strenuous ones. Please wait for about one to weeks of recovery before going back to your normal lifestyle.

Is a hair transplant worth it?

It’s worth it! If you have been suffering from hair loss for years now, undergoing a hair transplant procedure will be the best decision you will ever make in your life.

Does hair transplant surgery hurt?

The answer is, good news, it does not hurt. Most patients who undergo the process feel comfortable and painless. With the help of a local anesthetic and mild oral sedatives, you won’t be able to feel any kind of pain.

You can also take into consideration the facilities of the clinic, where you have your consultation, and how hospitable the staff is to get assurance that you will have an enjoyable and comfortable experience before, during, and after your operation.

Is it safe for me to drive home after the procedure?

It would be great if you have someone accompanying you, say, a family member, or a friend, who can drive you home after the procedure. Since you will be receiving oral sedation, you may feel drowsy, and it would not be safe if you will be alone driving.

How soon can I wash my hair after the transplant?

Once you arrive home after your procedure, you can try washing your hair but be as gentle as possible.

How soon can I wash my hair after the transplant?

It is advisable to go back to work after two to three days of initial recovery. So take some time to relax for a while before you can return to your daily grind.

Can others notice I had a hair transplant surgery?

This is one of the concerns of those who are still deciding to undergo the surgery or not. To give you an idea, after the surgery, you will have some tiny scabbing in the transplanted area that can last for five to seven days.

If you have longer hair, it can be concealed well. But if not, you can try wearing a cap or other hair accessories until the scabs become less visible.

Can I use Rogaine/Propecia?

If ever you are using Rogaine for your hair loss treatment and later on decide to undergo hair transplantation, it is recommended to stop using it two days before the scheduled procedure. You can continue the usage seven days afterward. In the case of Propecia, you can continue using it before or after the procedure.

Is it okay for my hair to be exposed to the sun?

No, it is not okay. It is recommended to protect your head from long and direct exposure to the sun for three months after the hair transplant Toronto surgery.
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