What is a Hair Transplant and Who Needs It?

If the hair becomes thinner and falls out, this is often because the hair follicles (hair roots) are dying. In this case, the hair loss cannot be treated with various measures and means, such as shampoos or dietary supplements.

The bald spots can often only be eliminated by a hair transplant. Progressive hair loss sooner or later makes it almost impossible or impossible to cover up bald spots inconspicuously.

At that point, at the latest, those affected start thinking about hair implantation. It thickens sparse hair directly on the affected areas.

It is fundamentally important to take hair loss seriously and seek advice from a specialist. The insidious thing about hair loss is that the scalp gradually shows through and it often doesn’t take long for bald spots to follow.

The treatment should be carried out by a specialist in hair transplantation who has many years of experience in the specialist field.

Modern transplantation methods are now available which, as minimally invasive procedures, are well tolerated and particularly gentle, such as high-quality FUE hair transplantation. Regeneration is quick and uncomplicated.

But what exactly is a hair transplant? Who is it suitable for and is the procedure safe?

What is a hair transplant?

Hair loss usually represents a significant psychological burden for those affected. Men and women can be affected equally.

The hair transplant provides a remedy and can give back a large part of the quality of life. Own hair is transplanted to other parts of the body. Bald spots are filled with the procedure.

The treating hair clinic draws up a precise treatment plan in advance. With hair transplant treatments, it is also possible to respond to the individual wishes of the patient.

During the procedure, the follicles are used by your own body, resulting in natural and aesthetic results. The great advantage of transplantation over many other measures is that it usually lasts for life.

There are various methods for transplanting your own hair: for example the FUE method. The hair follicles are removed individually from areas where there is high and dense hair growth.

This is usually the case at the back of the head, often also on the sides. The follicles are then inserted into the bald areas so that the scalp is covered with hair growth. Experts achieve very natural results because they take the hair structure and direction of growth into account.

The use of a motorized FUE instrument offers important advantages: the probability of the transplantation being successful is significantly higher and patient comfort is also significantly improved.

The surgeon can remove the hair much faster and more precisely. This shortens the treatment time. The same applies to the healing process, since only microscopic scars are formed that cannot be seen with the naked eye.

What is a Hair Transplant and Who Needs It?

Who is suitable for a hair transplant?

There are different types of hair loss. Hair transplantation can be used to compensate for various cosmetic problems, for example in the following cases:

  • Hereditary hair loss
  • Hormonal hair loss
  • Receding hairline
  • high forehead
  • circular hair loss

In women, a hormonal loss manifests itself somewhat differently: the hair thins out, especially in the middle parting area. In addition, transplantation can be used when hair loss occurs, for example, as a result of an accident, surgery, burns or injury.

If certain diseases have caused hair loss, it is important to treat the disease first. In order to be able to carry out an own hair transplant, the doctor must have sufficient healthy donor hair available.

In addition, the hair loss should have come to a standstill, otherwise a new hair transplant may be necessary. In the case of complete baldness, transplantation can no longer help, since there is no hair to redistribute.

Why medication doesn’t make sense for many

Although hair loss can be treated with drugs such as minoxidil or finasteride, they do not stimulate natural hair growth, especially in men. They only bring the hair loss to a standstill and only for as long as the preparations are taken.

If the treatment ends, it starts again. Hair transplantation is therefore also suitable as a long-term alternative for anyone who does not want to take medication for a longer or permanent period.

Is a hair transplant safe?

Hair transplantation is generally an operation with few complications and a good chance of success. An experienced hair surgeon who carefully plans and prepares it is crucial for this.

Redness, swelling and crusting appear in the donor areas immediately after the procedure, but these go away on their own within a few days. In the first two weeks after the procedure, the follicles grow into the transplanted tissue.

In addition, conscientious follow-up care on the part of the patient is crucial for the success of the treatment. Doctors recommend avoiding heavy physical exertion for the first two weeks after the procedure. The same applies to intensive sun exposure, sauna sessions and chemical care products.

In summary, one can say that hair transplantation is a safe treatment. The transplanted hair usually lasts until the end of life. Patients can wash, cut and color them normally after healing has taken place. There are no restrictions.

It should be noted that the transplanted hair will initially fall out after a few weeks due to the short-term lack of nutrients during the extraction. After about three months, the final new hair grows back.

After this period, the transplanted follicles are intact and begin to produce new hair roots.


Many of those affected suffer from hair loss and try to cover up bald spots with hats, hairpieces or similar. Others spend a lot of money on hair restorers, which are usually ineffective.

A good solution is hair transplantation, which is successful, for example, in the case of thinning and balding or a receding hairline. FUE hair transplantation is one of the most reliable, comfortable and gentle methods.

The prerequisite is that there is enough donor hair. Most often, the roots to be transplanted come from the back of the head. As a rule, under the right conditions, the procedure proceeds without complications.

Hair implantation is a risk-free procedure. However, it is important to consult a professional doctor who has a lot of experience in the field and follow their instructions before and after hair transplantation.

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