Hair transplant Paris
Also called hair restoration, hair transplantation, or hair implants, hair transplantation is a cosmetic procedure that involves taking hair from a donor area, most commonly the back or sides of your scalp, and moving it to an area recipient where you had hair loss.
Most often the cause is genetic known as androgenic alopecia or telogen effluvium.
Hair transplantation is the most popular baldness treatment in the world due to its simplicity and effectiveness.
The removal and the hair transplant take place under local anesthesia in the clinic in our center using the FUE (follicular unit extraction) or FUT technique depending on your scalp. A partial shave of the hair is necessary for the FUE technique.
The results are visible after six to nine months after the hair transplant.
The price depends on the number of transplanted grafts and follicular units.
This information sheet was written by Doctor Ralph ABBOU who is a cosmetic surgeon in Paris specializing in the treatment of baldness.
Photos before and after hair transplants in our clinic in Paris
Our hair center dedicated to hair transplantation at Clinique Médicis
What is a hair transplant?
Hair transplantation or hair implants can effectively treat baldness. The technique used in priority at our practice is the F.U.E (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant.
The F.U.E consists in taking grafts one by one and reimplanting each follicular unit in the bald areas and allows to obtain a natural result.
La F.U.E consiste à prélever des greffons un par un et à réimplanter chaque unité folliculaire dans les zones dégarnies et permet d’obtenir un résultat naturel sans cicatrice.
What are the objectives of hair transplantation ?
- Restore a satisfactory density of hair on the skull
- Cover balding areas
- Obtain a natural result
Who are the candidates for hair transplantation ?
All patients with significant hair loss or significant baldness of the skull: gulfs and tonsure.
This hair loss can be accompanied by aesthetic discomfort and psychological repercussions.
The best candidates will be over 20 years old. Before the age of 20, it is difficult to know how much hair you will lose in the future. Most older patients already show signs of male or female pattern baldness, making it easier for surgeons to predict future hair loss and create a hairline that looks natural over time. You will also need enough healthy hair for the surgeon to harvest. If your scalp is thinning all over or you already have severe hair loss, you may not have a healthy enough donor site for a successful hair transplant.
Generally, hair transplant surgery is more commonly performed on men (62% of patients)
How is a hair transplant performed ?
Before the intervention
- 2 cosmetic surgery medical consultations to analyze your hair loss and classify your baldness.
- Your surgeon proposes a treatment plan adapted to your case.
- Smoking cessation
- Discontinuation of anti-inflammatories and anti-coagulants
There are two main hair restoration techniques: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
With FUT (sometimes called strip surgery), the hair transplant surgeon makes an incision with a scalpel and removes a strip of skin with healthy hair from the back of your scalp. The incision is closed and concealed by the hair. This technique makes it possible to obtain a lot of viable grafts, which are extracted and transplanted into the recipient area.
With FUE, we take the hair one by one, so there is no visible linear scar. Keep in mind that if you opt for an FUE transplant, the surgeon usually shaves the donor area before extracting the hair, so you will need to plan the procedure. There is, however, the possibility of benefiting from a “no shave” FUE if you have hair of sufficient length.
Hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. After the grafts are obtained from the donor area, the surgeon creates tiny holes in the recipient area with tiny blades or needles, then places the grafts (containing one to three hairs) into each one.
The aesthetic outcome of your hair transplant is absolutely determined by how the surgeon treats the recipient sites: the angulation, distribution and placement of the grafts. Up to 2000 grafts can be transplanted using this meticulous process, one by one, so a hair transplant can take up to eight hours. The goal is to achieve the best hair regrowth by properly handling each graft.”
Hair transplantation is performed under local anesthesia. You will not feel any pain and we are at your disposal step by step to complete the anesthesia and ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
We use the Dermojet system which allows local anesthesia to be performed without needles or injections.
The discomfort comes mainly from being in a sitting position for several hours, but we will take regular breaks.
It lasts an average of 4 to 8 hours depending on the amount of hair implanted.
A small scab will form on each implant which will fall off after approximately two weeks.
After your hair implant session, you can go home accompanied.
The implanted hair will grow back from the 3rd month. Several sessions of hair implants may be necessary on the same recipient site to obtain a suitable density of transplanted hair.
Hair transplantation requires tiny incisions in the recipient area and any resulting scars are usually invisible to the eye.
The choice of one or the other of these two techniques depends on your case depending on:
- Your preference
- Severity of your hair loss at the top of the head
- Configuring your donor areas
- Thickness of your hair
- hair type
What are the consequences after hair transplant ?
Recovery is generally straightforward, especially in the donor area where the grafts were taken, which should be fully healed within three days. You may experience slight sensitivity and swelling of the scalp, as well as scabs for six to seven days after the hair has been implanted.
For the first five days, take a gentle approach when washing your hair. Use a mild shampoo and don’t scrub your hair. After that, you can safely resume your hair washing habits.
After the operation, you will feel moderate pain for a few days which will be relieved by pain medication. It is necessary to plan ten days of vacation for the postoperative period before resuming daily activities.
Hair growth is a slow process, even in a person who does not have hair loss.
Two to three weeks after the transplant, the implanted hair will fall out. But don’t worry: they will grow back. New hair begins to grow three to four months later and continues to grow for life. Around 6 to 10 months after the operation, you will start to see real results as new hair grows out.
Within 10 to 12 months, you will see 90% of the results of new hair growth.
After hair transplantation, the first signs of growth may take three to four months due to the natural hair growth cycle. When your hair begins to grow, the full effects will take about eight months. About a year after the operation you will be able to see the final result
The transplanted hair follicles are genetically resistant to baldness, so they will continue to grow throughout your life.
It is possible to perform several hair transplants with each time a rest phase of 3 months between each session.
Hair transplant price in Paris
|Treatment of baldness by hair transplant||From 4000 €|
The price of hair transplantation depends on the number of grafts per session.
FAQ: everything you need to know about hair transplantation in Paris
What are the advantages and disadvantages of hair transplantation?
When the hair is transplanted correctly, it grows for the rest of your life.
There is very little preparation required.
Hair transplants can look extremely natural, when done right.
Most patients do not need painkillers afterwards, especially with the FUE technique (follicular unit extraction)
Improved self-esteem and regained confidence.
A hair transplant does not stop the progression of hair loss on the scalp.
Patients may have to do several transplant sessions
When this surgery goes wrong, the hair may look unnatural due to poor technique.
If not performed correctly, a hair transplant can damage the surrounding hair.
A hair transplant is an expensive procedure
Is there a medical alternative to hair transplantation?
These treatments are effective at an early stage of baldness. In more severe cases, surgical treatment of baldness is often the solution.
Propecia: This treatment comes in pill form and is part of a class of drugs called 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.
Minoxidil: Minoxidil stimulates keratinocyte growth and hair growth in patients with androgenetic alopecia.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP): this treatment uses injections of your own blood platelets, full of growth factors and proteins, to stimulate new hair growth: this works in about 60% of patients and needs to be repeated every four to six months to maintain results.
Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT): This is medical light therapy that stimulates the growth of hair follicles and helps reduce inflammation of the scalp. Light therapy increases hair density.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP): In this procedure, tiny dots are tattooed between your scalp hairs, so that the hair looks denser and gives the illusion of increased hair density.
When can I do a hair transplant?
From the age of 18, if there is visible baldness or significant hair loss.
Early hair transplants prevent complete baldness through a multi-step strategy. A tailor-made treatment plan will be proposed to you according to your case. Smoking cessation is essential before hair transplantation
Does the transplanted hair grow?
The implanted hair survives for about ten days before falling out. It is the bulb that remains alive and will produce new hair that will be visible after a few months and will grow for life like natural hair.
When can I wash my hair after the hair transplant?
In theory, it is possible to wash your hair the day after the hair transplant. As a precaution, we advise you to wash them 48 hours after the graft with a mild shampoo to avoid any risk of damaging the grafts.
How to sleep after a hair transplant?
The first days after the hair transplant, it is advisable to sleep on a soft cushion protected by a towel in a half-sitting position in order to prevent postoperative edema which can occur the first week after the intervention.
Why does the crown hair not fall out?
The hair located in the crown does not fall out because it is genetically programmed never to fall out. This is because crown hair is resistant to the hormone that causes hair loss.