How frequently should I be having PRP treatments?
We recommend an initial treatment of 3 full scalp injections within 3 months and then 1 to 2 times per year.
How long do I have to wait before I can have my next hair transplant procedure?
If you are a Norwood 5 or above, you will most likely need more than one procedure. If the procedure is in a different area (such as the crown, if you had your frontal hairline done), you will need to wait 4 to 6 months. If you want to go back and add more density to the same area, it is best to wait a year.
How long should I leave the bandage on the donor area?
You can take the bandage off of the donor area the next morning after the procedure.
What does FUE stand for?
‘Follicular Unit Extraction’ refers to the patented micro-surgical instrument and method that extracts hair follicles where hair is dense, and then implants them where hair is thinning or the crown or receding hairline. For more information on FUE, please click here.
What are the most common areas for hair loss?
Hair loss generally happens along the hairline as it recedes or on the crown of the head.
What do you suggest I do for hair restoration?
Here at Dr. Cory Torgerson’s Toronto Hair Transplant Centre, we recommend the FUE Neograft method of hair restoration. FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction and transplants the hair follicles, one by one, from the donor site (usually the back and sides of the head where hair growth is permanent, resetting them in the recipient site where hair loss has occurred. The Neograft technology is the revolutionary, gold standard hair transplant method now approved for use in Canada!
How should I dry my hair without rubbing off the scabs?
For the first 2 weeks, it is a good practice to just “dab” the transplant area dry and avoid any rubbing of the grafts.
I am young and already am losing my hair. Am I a good candidate for a hair transplant?
25% of males begin to experience thinning hair in their early twenties, so your condition is not unusual and is likely genetic. Hair transplant is certainly a viable option for you.
What causes hair loss?
There are many reasons people experience hair loss. A condition called ‘androgenic alopecia’, also known as male pattern baldness, is the most common cause in men, and is usually genetic. Physical conditions such as skin disease, vitamin deficiencies, immune disorders, or hormonal imbalances can cause thinning hair. It may be due to medication or the result of chemotherapy. For women, pregnancy or menopause can often be the culprit. Click the following link, to read more on causes of hair loss.