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Hair Transplant: Answers to the Most Common Questions

Master Group is one of the most recognized hair transplant clinics in Portugal, namely in Lisbon, where we are located. 

In total, we have over 15 years of experience in hair transplants using the FUE technique and a medical team of recognized experience and excellence. 

That is why we know that deciding on a hair transplant can involve a long decision-making process, in which you seek to obtain all possible information about this type of hair treatment

At Master Group, we want you to have all the information you need to perform a hair transplant with full confidence.

So, keep reading to know the answers to the most common questions about hair transplantation. 


Who Can Have a Hair Transplant? 

Hair transplants can be an option for all people over 18 years old. 

That is to say that any adult who is suffering from hair loss can resort to a FUE hair transplant for total hair recovery. However, there are two fundamental conditions.

Firstly, the patient must present a donor area with enough hair for a hair transplant. This assessment must be made by a specialist in the matter. 


This leads us to the second fundamental point: the evaluation consultation. 


In an evaluation consultation for the possibility of having a hair transplant, each patient is evaluated on a case-by-case basis, so as to receive the most suitable hair treatment solutions for them. 

If the hair transplant is effectively the best answer for hair loss recovery, it is also in this consultation that the whole process is properly explained. 

Is There an Ideal Age to Have a Hair Transplant? 

Although a hair transplant procedure is often associated with middle-aged men and women, the truth is that there is no “ideal age” for this treatment. 

Each case is truly unique. While in some people hair loss occurs at an older age, in others the opposite happens – that is, there are patients of all ages. 

Moreover, the performance of a hair transplant also depends on other factors, including the extent of the patient’s hair loss, their overall health, and their personal expectations. 


When to Have a Hair Transplant? 

Just as there is no “ideal age”, there is also no “ideal time”.

In addition to the clinical factors associated with the treatment – extent and progression of hair loss, prevention treatments, or expectations –  there are also other factors to consider, namely professional or personal factors. 

For example, the performance of a hair transplant may account for the most important moments in your life, such as a wedding or a job interview.

It is natural for you to want to present yourself at your best at different moments in life and this may influence the best time for a hair transplant. 

For this reason, we recommend that you consult a specialist doctor to find the best solution for you. 

How Long Does It Take to Have a Hair Transplant?

The time required to perform a hair transplant tends to vary from case to case and depends directly on the number of follicular units needed.

Even so, we can say that the treatment usually takes somewhere between four and eight hours in total.

That is, the treatment usually takes one day to be performed. And considering the necessary care during the recovery process, the truth is that it is possible to return to your daily routine the very next day.

Is Anesthesia Required for a Hair Transplant?

Yes, hair transplantation requires the use of local anesthesia.

The local anesthesia is administered on the spot and allows the patient to stay awake, while the procedure is performed painlessly.


Is It Necessary to Shave the Hair for a Hair Transplant?

In most cases, it will be necessary to shave the hair from the patient’s donor area to perform the hair transplant: the transfer of follicular units from one area to another.

Even so, here too the “case by case” is applied: sometimes, the procedure can be performed without the need to shave all the hair.

Naturally, this is an essential question for all people who use longer hairstyles, especially women. So, contact us to evaluate your specific case.

Questions about Hair Transplant

Does Anyone Who Has a Hair Transplant Have to Take Finasteride?

Finasteride is a medication used in the prevention and treatment of Androgenetic Alopecia. This is a possible solution to help delay hair loss and can be a complement to hair transplantation.

In other words, the use of Finasteride can be a prior treatment for your case or a treatment to stop the progression of baldness and thus prolong the result of your hair transplant.

Even so, it is important to underline that androgenetic alopecia is a progressive pathology. If there is no clinical treatment associated with hair transplantation, other bald or thinning areas may appear later.

In any case, an evaluation of the case itself by a team of specialists like the one you find at Master Group is always necessary.


Does a Hair Transplant Last Forever? Is It Definitive?

In its vast majority, the results of a hair transplant are definitive or permanent. But this is an impossible promise to guarantee.

In theory, the transplanted follicles are chosen because they are genetically resistant to baldness. Therefore, they should continue to grow and renew themselves throughout the rest of your life.

However, there are many factors that contribute to hair loss over time, including some environmental factors (pollution) and other personal choices (dryers or shampoos) that may affect the healthy growth of hair.

Nonetheless, if you take the necessary precautions and maintain the necessary care for the health of your hair, it is most likely that the hair transplant will last you a lifetime.

But rest assured: in an evaluation consultation, you will have access to all this information, including the best recommendations for the health of your hair.

We know that you are most likely to have even more questions related to the whole process associated with performing this treatment. This is perfectly natural. So, contact us and clarify all your doubts!

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