Are hair transplants safe?
So, you’ve made up your mind. Or, at least, you’re leaning toward a yes, but you still have fears regarding just how safe is a hair transplant. What if it doesn’t work? What if it doesn’t turn out the way I want it to? What if something goes wrong during the procedure? I’m scared! And what if…?
Relax. You can address all of these questions and concerns on the day of your evaluation appointment. If your doctor —a trichology and hair transplant expert, not a jack-of-all-trades, like so many out there— says that your case is not suitable for a procedure of this kind, heed their advice and trust them. At the end of the day, only they can determine at a glance whether a hair transplant would work for you.
Aspects to take into account for a successful procedure
The procedure’s success and safety largely depend on choosing the right transplant clinic and the training of personnel to perform the procedure, as well as other factors related to the technique, protocol, and hygiene, which we will discuss below.
A controlled environment
One of the things we must take into account is that hair transplants are a form of microsurgery: there are incisions to be made, (some) blood, and follicles must be extracted from the skin to transplant them onto other areas. Because of this, it is very important that these procedures take place in a controlled environment. At Kaloni, procedures are performed in sanitized rooms with the necessary surgical equipment in order to reduce the risk of infection as much as possible. Also, it is worth highlighting that, as a result of increased safety and hygiene measures in the pandemic, the disinfection of operating rooms has been reinforced.
Not many patients are aware of all the infrastructure and technological design involved in a hair transplant procedure. At Kaloni, we use the most advanced technology, so let’s talk about that for a little bit.
For starters, let’s talk about the development of specialized software, which was made possible thanks to the work of our team of researchers, certified by the Kaloni Institute and Universidad de Guadalajara, in Mexico. This software helps us arrive at a more precise and specific diagnosis, allowing the specialist to determine how many hairs grow per square centimeter, as well as their angle, direction, and growth pattern.
We also use special micrometers and microscopes that allow us to measure the hair’s width, identify each one hair shaft layer, and analyze and classify follicular units easily.
Now, about the technology utilized during the procedure: motorized extraction machines feature increasingly advanced functions that protect the donor site, while also making it possible to extract follicular units with long hair. Can you imagine? Now you don’t have to shave before getting a hair transplant. We will be talking about this tiny device —developed in Latin America— that is revolutionizing procedures and, yes, it is already available at Kaloni.
There is also nothing like having an artificial-intelligence assistant to help make the most precise follicle selection possible without affecting capillary density or the appearance of your donor site. Have you met Artas? This robot is an advanced-engineering medical device that assists doctors during the extraction process.
Qualified medical personnel
While hair transplants are not very complex procedures, they do require a high level of skill, and they must be performed by qualified medical personnel. Therefore, you must ensure that whoever is performing the procedure is an expert in trichology and capillary surgery.
In this regard, you can rest assured that our team is thoroughly certified and trained, and that all of our staff are medical professionals. The doctors and nurses who assist you during the procedure are active members of the world’s most prestigious hair restoration and plastic surgery associations: the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery (AMCPER), the European Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ESHRS), the Asian Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons (AAHRS), and the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS).
International protocol and standards
At Kaloni, we train our team according to the most rigorous international standards in order to ensure the procedure’s success. We follow strict protocols from the time of the evaluation, to the diagnosis, and post-op care to guide you every step of the way, address your concerns and act swiftly if anything were to happen.
Post-op care for incredible results
In order to make sure that the transplant evolves according to plan and to obtain the best possible results, it is important that you maintain constant communication with your doctor and attend all your follow-up appointments. On this blog, we will share a few general recommendations about the specific care routine you should follow in order to help your transplant progress.
Come to our clinics, visit our facilities and learn more about the procedures available with our team of consultants, who are always there to assist you.