Frequently Asked Questions


What causes baldness?

Most commonly, hair loss is hereditary. Men are more affected because the hormone testosterone is degraded into DHT (dihydrotestosterone), which tends to reduce the number of hair follicles.

Does the surgery really works?

Yes. The follicular unit is removed from one area of the body, the donor site, and transplanted to another, the recipient site. The transplanted follicular unit is not foreign tissue and so is not rejected by the body.

How will I look after the surgery?

Small scabs may form on each graft in the recipient area but these will flake-off 4 to 7 days after the surgery. Your hair can be washed 48 hours after surgery. The stitches in the donor area are removed 10 to 12 days after the procedure, although these are usually hidden by the surrounding hair.

Will the result look "natural" after the surgery?

Yes. The follicular unit transplantation technique results in a successful, natural appearance. (The other ‘punch’ technique sometimes produces an unnatural result).

Is the surgery painful?

As surgery is carried out under local anesthetic, no pain is experienced during the operation. Most people are also pleasantly surprised at how little discomfort is experienced afterwards. Any minor discomfort can be relieved with common analgesics.

When will I be able to return to work?

This will be discussed with you in your consultation; depending on the extent of the procedure and the type of work you do, you will usually be able to return to your daily working activities 24 hours after the operation.

Is hair restoration surgery expensive?

Hair transplantation surgery is more expensive than alternative non-medical treatments, however the results are permanent and most people consider it a good investment in their personal happiness and self-confidence.

How many sessions will be required?

The number of required sessions depends on the size of the area to be restored and will be evaluated during your consultation. In most cases one session is sufficient.

How long will the results of hair transplantation surgery last?

As the transplanted follicles are less sensitive to DHT, the results are permanent.

In case you have more questions, get in touch with Dr. Jório and his team.