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What causes hair loss?
The most common cause (95%) of hair loss is heredity. Men and women inherit the gene for hair loss from either or both parents. In men, the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) causes a gradual miniaturization and eventual loss of hair follicles that are genetically susceptible. The mechanism of female pattern hair loss is not clearly known. The age of onset, extent, and rate of hair loss vary from person to person. Men and women exhibit hereditary hair loss differently. Severe illness, medications, malnutrition, or vitamin deficiency can accelerate this process. When applied incorrectly, permanent hair color and chemical relaxers damage the hair and follicle to the extent that hair loss can be permanent. Causes of hair loss do not include wearing a hat, excessive shampooing, lack of blood flow, or clogged pores. See other causes of hair loss.
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Do hair transplants really work?
Yes. The transplanted hair is removed from back of your head (donor site) and transferred to thinning or bald area (recipient site). The transferred tissue is not "rejected" as it is not foreign tissue. The transplanted hair maintains its own characteristics; color, texture, growth rate, and curl, after transplantation and regrowth. The vitality of the grafted follicle is maintained by the rich blood supply to the scalp. Originally many years ago, large circular grafts (commonly called 'plugs') containing 15-20 hairs were transplanted resulting in noticeably unnatural results. Over years, instruments and techniques have been developed that allow hair transplant surgeons to achieve truly natural results by transplanting large numbers of small grafts very close together. We have found that hair grows from the scalp in groups of one, two, or three (and rarely, four) hair follicles, called "follicular units." We can transfer these groups of follicles, called "follicular unit grafts," after eliminating the excess surrounding tissue. This allows the grafts to be placed closer together resulting in a denser and more natural result. A significant amount of artistry is also needed in order to recreate the natural patterns of hair growth.
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Is an undetectable hair transplant possible?
Yes. Today's highly trained and up-to-date surgeons, using a combination of artistry and technology, can recreate hairlines and crown coverage in a manner that truly defies detection. Progressing beyond the old style 'plug-type' transplants has been possible using advanced techniques which allow the transplantation of large numbers of small grafts. An appreciation for the natural shape and patterns of hair growth allows surgeons to create wavy, randomized hairlines that look natural.
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What can be expected after hair restoration surgery?
The post operative course will depend on adherence to the instructions given after surgery. Small scabs will form on the scalp at the graft sites. Generally speaking, these scabs disappear in 10 days. Shampooing can be resumed 24 hours after surgery. The suture (stitch) used in the donor area is undetectable immediately after surgery as it is completely covered by your existing hair. We use absorbable stitches which are dissolved by the body, sometimes may use skin staples. If the suture is non-absorbable, an appointment will be made for the suture to be removed approximately 5 days after surgery and 7-10 days for staples. It is advisable to take at least two days off work after surgery. A baseball type cap can be worn at anytime after surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least five days after surgery. Typically the grafted hair will shed in 2-4 weeks. New growth will begin in 3-4 months and length will increase approximately 1/2 inch per month.
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Are hair transplants painful?
Most people are surprised at how little pain there is during a hair transplant procedure today. Some discomfort is to be expected as the anesthetic is injected into the scalp. Once the skin is anesthetized, there is no pain. If the numbing medicine wears off during the course of the procedure, more is injected to re-anesthetize the area. Advances in local anesthetic and the way it is applied allow for a comfortable and relaxing procedure. Most patients watch movies, listen to music or nap during their procedure.
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What will it look like after the hair transplant procedure?
The grafts form small scabs in the days after the procedure. If one has enough surrounding hair, these scabs can be camouflaged with creative styling. If not, the small scabs may be visible but do not attract much attention. By keeping the scalp moist, the scabs usually come off in about a week or so. See hair graft growth timeline
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When can I go back to work after the hair transplant?
Depending on the type of procedure you have done and the type of work you do, it is often possible to go back to work the next few days. See Post-op guidelines or hair graft growth timeline
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Are hair transplants expensive?
Despite the initial cost of hair transplantation can be less expensive than an artificial hairpiece over the long run. Considering that the results are permanent, most people consider it a good investment in their future happiness.
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Is the hair transplantation guaranteed?
Yes. A professional clinic that is confident in what they do will always guarantee a given outcome. We take great pride in our work to ensure all our patients are completely satisfied with their hair transplant results. Look for a guaranteed minimum growth rate of 90% with follicular unit grafting. This means that if less than 90% of the transplanted hairs have grown out after 12-18 months have passed since the procedure that more is put in at no cost.
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How many grafts will I need?
This will be determined by the doctor at the consultation stage and is dependent upon the size of the area to be treated, the density we are trying to achieve in the recipient area, the density of the hair in the donor area and the elasticity of the skin in the donor area. You can do self estimate the number of graft or virtual online consultation.
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How many sessions will be required?
The number of the sessions will depend on the
1) The area of scalp treated.
2) The number and size of grafts used.
3) The density which the patient desires and.
4) The individual characteristics of the patient, e.g. coarse hair will provide a denser look than fine hair.
The estimate of the number of sessions can be discussed during the consultation.
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When I can do next session?
Normally, at least 6-8 months after the first session done. At the period of time we see the result and donor scar healing well.
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How do you choose your hair transplant surgeon?
Surgical hair restoration is a specialty of cosmetic surgery that requires specific training and experience in addition to the general training received by all surgeons. Its body of knowledge has been growing for decades and has been incorporated into formal medical education programs. Its growth into a unique body of knowledge marks the evolution of hair restoration surgery into a unique surgical discipline. Some surgeons who specialize in hair restoration do no other type of cosmetic surgery. In other instances, hair restoration surgery may be performed in an overall practice of dermatologic or plastic surgery. In either case, the surgeon who is qualified to perform surgical hair restoration must have received the requisite training and experience in an approved training program. When choosing a hair restoration surgeon, it is always a good idea to ask specific questions about the surgeon’s training, experience.
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How many days do I need to stay in Phuket, Thailand?
You need to stay in Phuket, Thailand at least 3 days.
D1 for consultation
D2 for surgery
D3 for follow up or you may depart back to your country
D7 for non absorbable stitches removal (if applied or can be removed by your local physician)
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What happens if I need a follow up for any complications?
Hair transplant is a minor surgical procedure and most of its complications are self limited e.g., redness, swelling, folliculitis, numbness etc. It is safe to fly back home the next day after surgery or you may extend your stay a few more days for sight seeing and shopping. Should you have any complications you may contact us by e-mail or phone, we will respond immediately.
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Do you pay for transportation and accommodations?
No, but we can arrange them for you.
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How long does the procedure take?
Procedure time is vary from patient to patient depends on many factors such as pre-existing hair, bleeding, characters of grafts. It will take our surgical team about 3-4 hours to perform a 1000 grafts, 5 hours for 1500 grafts session, 6-7 hours for 2000 grafts and 8-10 hours for 2500-3000 grafts. Each patient receives the full attention of our staffs.
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Is Dr. Laorwong in charge of all crucial steps of the hair transplant procedures?
Yes, Dr. Laorwong does every crucial steps of procedure; select donor area, inject local anesthetics, donor harvesting, nerve block, create recipient incisions and graft placement to insure a good result will be achieved.
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Does my head have to be shaved for surgery?
No, it’s not necessary that the recipient area must be shaved. The incisions in the transplanted area can be made parallel to the direction of native hair growth without hair shaving but it will take more time. It’d be much better, if you allow us to shave your existing hair; the procedure will be easier and faster.
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Can I take a break during the procedure?
Under local anesthetics and mild sedation, you can take a break as you want. We serve you a supper at lunch time, you will able to go to restroom, sib some juice, stretch up.
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How long should I wear the elastic headband?
To prevent facial swelling especially puffy eyelids, you should wear it at least 3 days after surgery. It can be temporary removed when shampooing.
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Who is risky to facial swelling?
Facial swelling is a mild self limited condition occurs on day 1-3 after surgery. Our study showed that some factors associated with facial swelling: patient has over 60 years of age, has big session (more than 3000 grafts), transplanted in frontal area and who is a bleeder which the incidence was only 3%. In patient who takes risk, we recommend wearing headband for 5 days.
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Can I swim after hair transplant surgery?
You should avoid swimming for at least a few weeks after surgery. Remember there are acids, chlorine and bacteria in pool or in the ocean! We don’t you’re your wound get infected.
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Can I go sunbathing after hair transplantation?
The skin of the grafts is not used to the sun and may burn easily. It is OK to go into the sun but do not sunbath without some protection for this sensitive skin.
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When I can wear the helmet if I ride motorbike?
The transplanted hair will be settled after one week following the surgery, we recommend put a hat or baseball cap as a cushion to protect the grated site before wear a helmet.
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How soon I can get back to exercise?
One week after surgery, you can resume your light exercises such as jogging, training in the gym. Shampooing after exercise is suggested because sweat can cause of infection. You can wash your hair as often as you want to keep the wound clean and accelerate the falling of scabs.
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