FRECUENT ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BALDNESS
90% of the cases of baldness are considered as Androgenetic Baldness and this is hereditary, that is to say, it is determined by the genetic information of the individual and transferred from father or mother to the sons or daughters and thus to the following generations.
The other cases of baldness, which do not correspond to this type, are not.
Only in androgenetic baldness, and this interacts by blocking the synthesis of the hormonal fraction of testosterone known as DHT (dehydroepiandosterone) which is the cause of modifying hair production by follicles by inhibiting their metabolism.
For more information on treatments you can visit our section of Capillary Treatments.
From experience we know that these people who start their hair loss very young, most of the time (60%) will unfortunately develop very pronounced baldness, so it is very important to perform a thorough examination of your baldness and head to detect to what degree it will evolve.
The most important thing is to stabilize the baldness, that is to say, that we stop the fall of the hair; this will be achieved based on medications, and then schedule your transplant once we have resolved this point.
Of course, you always have to individualize each case; young people do not want to look like their parents (talking about baldness), and they are very demanding with high expectations and want to continue to see themselves as their mates, this will not be possible to achieve most of the time. We must be very frank and direct in our evaluation. Our policy in Gardel is always to put ourselves on the side of our patients, not even to operate them if that is not appropriate at that time, and wait to see the results with the medical treatment, for this we must properly instruct our young patient.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE HAIR TRANSPLANT PROCEDURE
It consists of surgically “moving” the hair roots, called follicles (which are the organs that produce the hair), of the areas in which the hair is considered permanent, such as the posterior and lateral portion of the head. Also we can “move” any follicle that is in the body to any desired area we designate.
For all those who wish to cover bald areas with hair, repopulate or define their beard, mustache, eyebrows and eyelashes.
Also for those who wish to modify their frontal implantation line, this is the case of making a “Viuda peak” or giving another expression to the forehead, such as making it smaller. Also in all those cases of reconstruction that due to accidents or surgery have lost hair.
It is a surgical procedure and therefore must be administered anesthetic, which in this case is local, and this is similar in sensation to when the dentist administers anesthetic.
However, we use medications for anxiety and reduce pain, which are administered orally (benzodiazepines and derivatives) or intravenous (benzodiazepine derivatives and synthetic opiates), which reduce pain and keep the patient without discomfort during the transplant. This type of anesthesia is called neuroleptic intravenous, and is optional.
Actually not because it is a controlled surgical act considered as minor, and in addition we are trained to respond to any reaction of a medication used, such as allergies. The most that could happen is that by accident a follicle will be ripped off and will bleed, however applying pressure in the site for about 5 minutes and the problem will be solved, we instruct you about all this.
The best area to extract hair is the scalp (hair of the head), but you can get hair on either side of where it exists (theoretically), so we can get it from: legs, chest, back, etc.
What we are transplanting is the “follicle” alive not only the hair, which is the finished product of the first. If it comes from another person it will be rejected because your immune system will detect it as “strange” and the defense systems will destroy it.
In short you can not, unless they are genetically identical twins and 100% compatible.
In Gardel, it is exclusively Dr. Gaston de la Garza who performs the transplant surgeries. He has more than 26 years of experience as a plastic surgeon certified by the Mexican Council of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and with more than 20 years of performing hair transplant surgeries.
In our institution transplant sessions are held every business day, so the skill is exercised and perfected every day. Dr. de la Garza teaches the course of this specialty in the Jaliciense Institute of Reconstructive Surgery “José Guerrerosantos” of the city of Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Attends national and international courses and is constantly updating the techniques and art of these specialties.
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The two techniques are efficient, we explain the advantages and disadvantages of each according to the particular case of each person (degree of baldness and progressive estimation). Some technique is better adapted to each case separately, for this is necessary a personalized consultation to explore the possibilities of one technique or another.
For more information you can refer to our Transplant section.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRANSPLANT SESSIONS
It will depend on several factors, such as the degree of baldness: the more pronounced this is, the more hair you will need. Baldness is evolutionary and unpredictable, which is why we insist on medical treatment to prevent hair loss. Do not forget that a 20 years old with type 3 or 4 baldness will develop more advanced baldness and will need more than 1 single session in the future.
There will be as many sessions as the donor zone allows!
The duration will be directly proportional to the amount of hair; The more hair is transplanted the longer it lasts, as well as the nature of the technique, the strip technique is faster and the FUE technique takes longer.
To transplant in the same place we recommend doing it not less than 8 months and in other areas we can do it in 2 months. When the FUE technique is performed it is similar.
The limiting factor is the growth of transplanted hair because if the hair has not fully grown, we could damage it when transplanting on the one that has not grown.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT RESULTS AND CARE AFTER A TRANSPLANT
As it is a procedure of a surgical nature, there will be a scar in any of its modalities. A linear scar in the technique of obtaining by strip, and a puntiform scar (the size of the head of a pin) that will correspond to the FUE technique.
In the technique of strip the scar will be linear as mentioned above, but with proper care the scar will not be noticeable and will be covered by the hair in the vast majority of cases; In the case of the FUE technique would be multiple scars, and will cover more surface than the scar of the technique of strip, however they will not be noticed, thanks to the hair that is around.
What we transplant is the follicle which is considered to be the “hair factory”, commonly known as the “root”, so the follicle or root will produce hair throughout its life.
Gardel will perform a transplant procedure taking care of the quality in all the steps and we guarantee a 100% intact hair and follicles that will grow after transplanted.
This is why we guarantee the results of hair transplantation.
Only the general care of natural hair, because it is hair that is not affected by baldness.
Actually the person can do almost everything after a transplant, however, as a rule and to avoid complications (because it is a procedure of a surgical nature) it is necessary to wait a period of 5 to 10 days to be restricted from physical activities (gym, running , sports, etc.) or physical contact activities, as they could by accident hit or affect transplanted areas. But you can return to work if your activity is not physical activity.
As a general rule, and this is an average, we will see the result at 100% after 1 year.
The transplanted hair, grows from the 3rd month (90 days approx.) and not all the hair begins to grow at the same time. So our average scheme is like this: by the 3rd month we will see growth of 30%, the 4th month from 40% to the 5th month of 50% and so on.