Would you like to have a hair transplant in Barcelona?
In recent years, hair removal and implantation technologies have undergone major advances, making it possible to obtain a dense, natural and durable hair transplant. Whether performed alone or in conjunction with other treatments for alopecia and baldness, hair transplantation offers immediate visible results with no risk of recurrence.
If you are suffering from baldness and are looking for a lasting solution to your problem, do not hesitate to make an appointment with our hair treatment specialist who will propose a hair transplant according to your needs and expectations.
What is a hair transplant?
As the name suggests, hair transplantation involves the implantation of hair into the areas affected by alopecia. These hairs are usually taken from the back crown area, where they never fall out, and then re-implanted towards the front, in the forehead and tonsure area.
There are several techniques for performing hair implants:
The FUT method
The FUT method, also known as the "strip" technique, consists of removing a strip of skin one centimetre wide under local anaesthetic, as long as possible, and then re-implanting the hair bulbs in the bald areas using a trychochytic suture.
Depending on the case, up to 6,000 hairs can be transplanted in one session lasting between 2 and 5 hours.
This technique is generally recommended for patients with diffuse or very advanced alopecia, as well as for those with frizzy hair.
The FUE method
The FUE method of hair implantation is performed under local anaesthesia in an outpatient setting and lasts between six and eight hours. It consists of removing the grafts follicular unit by follicular unit using a micro-punch measuring between 0.8 and 0.9 millimetres in diameter.
The grafts are then preserved in physiological saline and implanted hair by hair immediately afterwards.
The FUE method has the advantage of not leaving any scars, but it takes much longer. It takes between 3 and 3.5 hours for 1,000 grafts and between 5 and 6 hours for 2,000 grafts.
This technique is ideal for light to moderate baldness.
Who should consider hair transplantation?
Generally speaking, hair transplantation can be considered by all people suffering from baldness, both women and men, even when the phenomenon is not very widespread. However, a few hairs must always be available for the removal.
The ideal age for hair transplantation for men is between 30 and 40. This is because before the age of 30, hair loss can be occasional and unstable. However, if it continues after the age of 30, it becomes more permanent.
For women, there is no ideal age. They can have a hair transplant as early as 18 and as late as 80 if they wish.
Advantages and disadvantages of hair transplantation
- The hair transplant technique is safe and proven. Invented in the 1950s, then perfected, it has since diversified adapting to each patient.
- The final result is natural. There is no difference between an implanted hair and another. An implanted hair will have the same growth as a natural hair.
- The cost is reasonable. The expertise of our specialists is essential, as they establish a suitable hair strategy. The budget is clear and the investment is profitable.
On the downside, we should mention the minor postoperative discomfort that may occur in the 24 hours following the operation, including tingling or irritation of the scalp, which generally subsides after a few days.
What happens during a hair transplant at Turó Park Aesthetic Clinic?
During your first consultation, the doctor will carry out a series of tests to identify the causes of the alopecia. These can be varied: unbalanced diet, illness, accidents, medication, heredity, etc... Once the diagnosis has been made, the doctor can propose a treatment plan adapted to your situation.
A pre-operative blood test is systematically prescribed as well as an electrocardiogram depending on the patient's history and age.
When the surgery is scheduled, you will be given instructions, including that of carrying out an antiseptic shampoo on the morning of the hair transplant. In addition, you should start an antibiotic treatment the day before the operation and avoid taking stimulants (coffee, tea, alcohol...) the day before and the morning of the surgical treatment.
Whatever the technique used, the transplant takes place under local anaesthetic in the operating theatre and can last from 4 to 8 hours depending on the patient and the number of grafts.
After the procedure, you will be given further instructions to maximise the results of the graft, including the need to shampoo the area of the graft daily without friction.
Note that scabs may appear on the grafts in the days following the operation, as well as swelling on the forehead or nose. Pain is rare but can be relieved by painkillers if necessary.