Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any more questions?
In case your question wasn’t answered, don’t hesitate to contact me!
I’m still not sure – can I arrange a no-obligation consultation?
Of course, I can provide you with a no-obligation initial consultation in which I can assess the condition of your hair in order to estimate the costs of a hair transplant. Afterwards you can take time to consider whether to accept my offer. If you wish to talk to me personally, please make an appointment by telephone or e-mail. For me it is very important to give each patient individual care. I personally carry out consultation, the actual treatment and any check-ups required.
Is a hair transplant painful?
As the operation is carried out using local anaesthesia, there is no pain at all. However, the areas where hair is removed remain somehwat sensitive for three days. This can be eased using mild painkillers. Many patients are surprised at how uncomplicated treatment is and say that a visit to the dentist is much worse!
Which different autologous hair transplant methods are there?
Most hair surgeons work with the FUE method (Follicular Unit Extraction), which however has certain drawbacks for the patient. On the one hand, the whole of the back of the head has to be shaved, hair removal is time-consuming and in addition, 20-30% of the hair follicles are destroyed during the procedure. This is particularly inconvenient if there is only a small amount of hair to begin with. If the scars heal well, this method results in many small, round scars.Another method is the “S & P Extraction”, which is a little more complicated and time-consuming for the surgeon, which however achieves the best results for the patient. I work exclusively with this method, as it avoids the many disadvantages of the FUE method. My operation method involves removing up to 120 small hair grafts (standard grafts). These are then divided up into 1400 small micro-grafts in a complex procedure. They then consist of only one to three hairs. These are then implanted into the hairless parts of the recipient site, which are prepared accordingly beforehand. Each hair removed is reinserted without any loss and only a slight, barely visible line remains as a scar.
How is a hair transplant carried out?
The operation itself is carried out in pleasant surroundings using local anaesthesia. Its duration is between three and seven hours. For hair removal, a strip one to two centimetres wide has to be shaven on the back of the head – and not the rest of the hair. Then, the plugs, which are around five millimeters in size are removed together with the hair root. After the grafts have been split, they are implanted into the corresponding areas on the bald patch or forehead. Tiny portions of skin are removed from these areas beforehand. To achieve a natural-looking effect it is important to take account of the direction of hair growth. The arrangement of the hairline is also a decisive factor. The surgeon’s experience is just as important here as a certain level of creativity. The healing process takes only a few days, as the scalp is well supplied with blood. The hair roots are then in place and after around three months, new hair begins to grow. In order to achieve the best possible results, two operations at an interval of three months are usually required.
What is a hair transplantation?
In a hair transplantation, hair is transplanted from one part of the head (donor site) to another (recipient site).
Who is suitable for a hair transplantation?
In principle, a hair transplantation can be done with everybody. To what extent there are individual restrictions, we clarify in a personal consultation.
When is a hair transplantation) recommended?
Many people suffer from hair loss. If that applies to you, you should arrange a personal consultation.
Is an EHT visible to others?
No, in the course of a hair transplantation no visible scars are created. An aesthetically pleasing as well as inconspicuous result is the aim of the treatment.Your Content Goes Here
Can gray hair also be transplanted?
Again, there are no restrictions in principle.
Can you make an offer based on photos?
Unfortunately that is not possible. Please arrange a personal consultation to receive a personal offer.
What should you pay particular attention to when soliciting an offer?
You should be cautious when an offer is based on the number of transplanted hair follicles. While these offers sound tempting and seem to justify high prices, it’s hardly possible for you to control it, as it’s hard to count transplanted hairs in detail. The price could thus be at your disadvantage.
How much does a hair transplantation cost and how does the price work out?
This can not be said in general, since the price depends on the number of hair transplants needed. A free consultation can help to clarify this.
Does the health insurance pay for a hair transplantation?
Scar tissue due to accident or illness-related surgery is a medical indication. Here the operator can submit a cost voucher to the insurance company, whereby the respective insurance decides whether the costs are paid. For purely cosmetic reasons the insurance will not pay.
Why should you choose Angela Lehmann?
In contrast to large institutes, the consultation, the operation and the follow-up are done by me, so that you get the best care from a single source and are not dependent on mediators that you may treat anonymously and on a commission basis.
Is a personal consultation necessary?
Yes, in the course of this consultation you will receive important information about the procedure and have the opportunity to ask questions that are still open.
Is there a consultation fee?
No, the personal consultation is free of charge.
Which techniques exist to do a hair transplantation?
For own hair transplantation different techniques are available. A detailed explanation can be found at: https://en.haartransplantationen.ch/hair-loss/method/
What is the difference between micrografts and FUE?
You will also find an explanation at: https://en.haartransplantationen.ch/hair-loss/method/
How long does a hair transplant take?
The duration of a hair transplantation depends significantly on the number of required surgical sessions and transplants and can last between 2 to 6 hours.
Does it need general anesthesia?
No, a local anesthetic is completely sufficient.
Is the surgery painful?
No, the operation is painless due to the anesthesia of the donor and recipient site.
Will there be scars?
The shape and conspicuousness of the resulting scars can be greatly influenced by the choice of surgical technique. We use a technique that produces almost no visible scars.
Do the removed hairs replace at the back of the head?
No, but there are also no hairless areas at the back of the head. Let us advise you in this regard.
Do the hairs grow for a lifetime?
The transplanted hair retains its normal growth after transplantation into the recipient’s area.
If the donor area is too small, can one clone the hair?
No, a cloning of hair is intensively researched, but it is not possible today.
Can a family member donate hair to me?
No, unfortunately that is not possible.
Can you transplant hair from other body regions?
Basically yes, but the aesthetic results are not satisfactory due to the different hair structure.
What should be considered before the surgery?
In principle, you do not have to change your daily life before surgery. However, let me advise you individually.
Do you need to shave your hair?
No, on the contrary. I prefer a hair length of at least 3 cm to the operation.
How long does the anesthetic last?
The local anesthetic can last for up to 7 hours.
After the operation
When can I resume my work?
After an hair transplantation on the forehead, swelling may occur, which will have subsided after 7 days at the latest.
How long does the wound healing take?
This depends mainly on individual factors, but this follows the course of normal wound healing from 7 to 14 days.
Can I go on holiday immediately after a hair transplantation and what needs to be considered?
As after any other procedure, the wound surface must be protected from the sun and dirt. Let me advise you individually.
When does the hair start to grow?
Hair growth starts from the 10th to the 12th week after the operation and then progresses continuously 1 cm per month.
How often can I get a treatment?
In principle, there are no limits, but hardly more than three treatment sessions are needed.
Does transplanted hairs need special care?
No, after complete healing, the transplanted hair is treated as usual.
Can you dye transplanted hair?
Yes, the transplanted hair can be treated like any other.