State of the art follicular technology

At The Skin Centre we use state of the art follicular technology to help you re-establish your hair. Dr Paul Salmon of The Skin Centre has extensive experience in treating hair loss, restoring hair volume with natural-looking results.

Hair replacement surgery has seen tremendous advances in the last five years. The number of sessions required will depend on your extent of hair loss.

Dr Paul Salmon
Dr Paul Salmon

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What is hair transplantation?

Hair transplantation involves the surgical movement of "permanent" hair along with its roots to an area of bald or balding skin. Hair transplantation is used predominantly to treat the hereditary balding condition known as androgenetic alopecia - male pattern hair loss, or less often, female pattern hair loss. Patients with male pattern hair loss tend to have "lifetime" hair on the sides and back of the head, which are used as donor sites in transplantation.

Unfortunately, hair transplantation does not work on alopecia areata as the transplanted hair will not grow in the area.

Hair transplantation techniques

Hair transplantation involves removing small pieces of hair and follicles from the "donor area" (usually hair on the back and sides of the head) and relocating them to the bald or thinning area. This involves two distinct processes: donor harvesting and the preparation of recipient sites.
Hair transplantation is done at The Skin Centre and can take between 4 to 8 hours depending on the extent of the transplantation.

The procedure is usually done under local anaesthetic and does not cause too much discomfort. In most cases, immediately after the hair transplant the hairs fall out of the grafts, and do not regrow for 1-3 months. The donor sites gradually heal to leave slight scarring but this is concealed by "lifetime" hair growing around the site. Patients need to be aware that hair transplantation does not produce an instantaneous head of hair, but the results are seen over time.