Award Winning FUE Hair Transplantation Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

General Hair Transplantation FAQs

Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions about hair loss and hair transplantation surgery in general.You can also find answers about other procedure and treatments that our clinic is providing to our patients such as B.H.T (body hair), Scar grafting, PRP, Acell and more.

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  • What causes hair loss?

    Tuesday,3 December 2013   forhair

    Inheritance is the most common cause behind hair loss. The hair loss gene can be inherited from either or both parents. Men are most commonly affected by the inherited gene as the hormone, testosterone, activates the genetic program causing loss of hair follicles. Despite frequently perpetuated myths, causes of hair loss do not include wearing a hat, excessive shampooing, lack of blood flow, or clogged pores.

    Read more on this link: Hair Loss - Causes Treatments and Medications

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  • Do hair transplants really work?

    Tuesday,3 December 2013   forhair

    Yes; transplanted hair is removed from one area of the body (the donor site) and transferred to another (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.

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  • What is Cole Isolation Technique - CIT?

    Wednesday,4 December 2013   forhair
    CIT stands for Cole Isolation Technique and refers to Dr. Cole’s proprietary FUE technique and instrumentation.
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  • What is platelet rich plasma (PRP)?

    Wednesday,4 December 2013   forhair

    Platelet rich plasma is concentrated blood plasma which contains approximately five times the number of platelets found in normal circulating blood. In addition, blood plasma contains the growth factors PDGF and VEGF and other bioactive proteins that aid in wound healing. The concentrated form of plasma has been shown to accelerate wound healing and tissue repair and, thus, could potentially benefit hair restoration procedures. To obtain PRP, a patient’s blood is spun in a centrifuge that separates the solid from liquid components. This separated “solid” portion of the blood is PRP (platelet rich plasma). This PRP is then placed into a syringe and reintroduced into the surgical site. In hair transplantation, PRP can be injected into the recipient site area to stimulate the healing of the transplanted grafts and into the donor area to facilitate healing of the donor incision.

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  • What is ACell?

    Wednesday,4 December 2013   forhair
    ACell is a regenerative medicine which Dr. Cole offers to his patients. ACell is a type of extracellular matrix, which regulates cell behavior and stimulates cells through numerous growth factors. ACell can regenerate skin tissue and promote faster and improved healing following a hair transplant procedure.
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  • How does scar grafting work?

    Wednesday,4 December 2013   forhair
    Scar grafting is used to conceal the appearance of a strip scar (or other surgical or accident-related scars). Dr. Cole will place grafts directly into the scar via his CIT method. This improves the density of hair in the scarred region and can also add pigmentation to lessen the appearance of the scar. Grafts placed in scar tissue generally will not have as high of a yield as those placed in virgin scalp, and you may require more than one pass to achieve your desired results.
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  • If body hair is used for my CIT, will it look uniform with the rest of my hair?

    Wednesday,4 December 2013   forhair

    According to body hair transplant pioneer, Dr. Woods, hair tends to take on the characteristics of the recipient area in time. However, it is important to note that body hair transplants tend to produce varying results and levels of satisfaction among patients and should only be performed as a last result. Sometimes the result is quite subtle; other times the improvement is significant. However, body hair may be a viable option for those whose traditional scalp donor hair supply is depleted. A small test will indicate whether you are a good candidate for body hair FUE.

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  • How long has Dr. Cole been performing Hair Restoration and since when he started with FUE-CIT?

    Wednesday,4 December 2013   forhair

    Dr. John Peter Cole is performing hair restoration surgery since 1992. he opened his practice in 1997.
    You can get more information about Dr. Cole on his Bio Page.
    Dr. Cole began developing his CIT method in 2002 as a technique to remove individual follicular units. At the time, there was only one other physician in the US actively pursuing the procedure and only a handful worldwide. By 2003, 90% of Dr. Cole’s procedures involved CIT. Throughout the years, Dr. Cole has performed well over 2,000 CIT procedures and 90% to 100% of his procedures each month use CIT.

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  • How do I know if I am a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?

    Tuesday,3 December 2013   forhair
    The only way to know for sure is to have a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon. Generally, those who are very young (in their teens or early twenties) are not good candidates because it is difficult to predict how far their hair loss will progress. Other factors that a physician may consider in deciding whether you are a good candidate include donor supply, the extent of your current hair loss, family history of hair loss, personal hair characteristics and whether or not you have realistic expectations.
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  • Are hair transplants painful?

    Tuesday,3 December 2013   forhair
    Most people are pleasantly surprised by how little pain they experience throughout the process (particularly with CIT procedures). You will generally experience some discomfort as 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.
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