About hair Physiology


How does the body produce healthy hair?


Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body and consists mainly of keratin, which is the same material that gives us elasticity in our fingernails. The average person has approximately 100,000 scalp hairs, with some variation depending on the color and texture of the hair. Our hair grows inside a protective encasement called the follicle, and inside each follicle grows one to four hairs.

What is the hair cycle?


The Anagen (growth) phase is the beginning of the hair cycle, which lasts between 2 to 6 years. Next is the Catagen (non-growth) phase, which lasts between 2 to 6 weeks. During the Catagen phase the hair begins to separate from the follicle. Following the Catagen phase is the Telogen (hair loss) phase, which lasts between 3 to 4 months. During this period your hair is pushed out from the follicle as a new hair forms in the root, beginning the Anagen growth phase again. Hair grows approximately ½ inch per month and faster in women than in men.

The Alopecia Test is a diagnostic tool that, with the help of a microcamera and a specific software, it allows our experts to analyze and diagnose the current condition of your hair loss, by measuring each hair follicle separately and establishing how many hairs are in anagen or telogen face at the moment. When combined with medical history and a proper medical examination of the scalp, it can lead to the proper diagnosis of your hair loss problem.

How many hairs are lost daily?


On average we lose 100 to 150 hairs daily. Most of this hair loss is due to the transition from the telogen to anagen phase. New hair continues to grow as long as the follicles remain healthy and intact.

What are the causes of my hair loss?


During your diagnostic appointment our doctors can pinpoint the exact cause of your hair loss using the Alopecia Hair Loss Test. We believe that a correct diagnosis is the basis for great results. There are many factors that can contribute to hair loss, including: scalp bacteria, stress, poor nutrition, genetic baldness (affecting men and women) and hormonal imbalance. Although hair loss may be caused by any combination of these factors, genetic pattern baldness is by far the most dominant factor, accounting for nearly 95% of all hair loss in men, as well as affecting millions of women.

Though male pattern baldness is treatable, because it is genetically predetermined, it cannot be prevented.
         

 FAQ´S 

How do I get started?


Is no reason to delay on improving your hair. We recommend that you replace lost hair and maintain a hairline you feel comfortable with. Follicles are genetically programmed for how they will act over time and in the case of genetic baldness, you will continue to lose your hair. By undertaking a procedure such as FUE Technique, you can control hair loss by implanting follicles that are not genetically determined to fall out. If further work is needed, FUE is minimally invasive. Follow-up work can be done at your convenience and in accordance to your budget. The technique is scalable, so that you can determine the amount of follicles to be added per session. 

 

When should I start?


Many of our clients say the same thing: “If only I had known how easy it would be, I would have started earlier.” We highly recommend reading our customer testimonials , or reading through our history of hair loss to find out more about the physical and psychological benefits of taking control of your hair loss.

My hair is thinning on top. Should I wait until I am completely bald?


The insertion of follicles between existing hair follicles systematically restores density to the scalp while leaving existing hair undisturbed. This way FUE Technique is able to replace your lost hair in bald spots, without affecting your working follicles. Pursuing the procedure earlier means that your remaining hair will contribute to the density of your hairline and the transition from hair loss to a healthy hairline will also be less drastic. 

Is FUE expensive compared to other hair replacement methods?


We believe that we have the most innovative, effective and cost-efficient technique available. We also recommend and encourage our clients to conduct their own research of available hair replacement options. We are confident that our procedure fees are cost effective, in comparison to the expense (and pain!) of strip surgery as well as prosthetic hair replacement units (or hairpieces) which require continuous maintenance costs.

How does body hair implantation work?

If your scalp has been damaged from previous strip surgeries or you have an advanced stage of hair loss, we can now move hair follicles from nearly every part of the body such as the back and chest. Amazingly enough, the body hair we select will look and feel like scalp hair after it’s implanted. In fact, body hair that only grows an inch or two on the body will grow as long as scalp hair, after a transplant. An added benefit is that this procedure eliminates hair from unwanted places such as the chest and back.



Is painful?

The procedure is virtually painless and causes less irritation than say getting a tattoo. Doctor applies local anesthesia and the client can relax, listen to music, watch TV, enjoy a light lunch and even nap during the procedure. Overall, the entire procedure is completed within 4 to 6 hours. There is only a simple bandage applied to the application area, so our clients leave looking virtually the same as when they came in.




When will I see growth?

Growth of your transplanted hairs will be visible after 16 weeks, depending on how quickly the capillaries form around the newly relocated follicular units. This newly transferred hair grows naturally in its new location for the rest of your life, because the donor region is genetically programmed against hair loss.



How many sessions will be necessary to complete my hair restoration?
The number of sessions depends on the size of your balding area, donor yield and your own personal goals. In order to ensure optimal density throughout their lifetime, our clients often opt for two sessions or more. With our diagnostic tools, specially designed equipment and mathematics, we will inform each client of the precise amount of donor hair available to them.



Can grey hair be transplanted to the thinning area?

Yes, however if the hairs are very white, we may need to temporarily dye the hairs for ease of insertion by our medical staff. A temporary vegetable henna-based dye is used which will wash out with time.



How will my current hair be affected by the procedure?

The procedure will not affect your current hair.