Men and women alike give so much attention to making their hair look shiny, well-styled, and overall appealing to the eyes. On social media, countless advertisements talk about achieving good-smelling and healthy-looking locks for their next appointment, trip, or vacation. But for all the fuss we give our hair, it is still vulnerable to hair loss, some more than others. Naturally, a person sheds about 50 to 100 hairs a day, but alarming cases of thinning and falling hair can lead to permanent hair loss or simply put, baldness. Clinical studies have shown that hormones, genes, age, stress, medication, illness and even poor nutrition are causes of hair loss, and recently, hair treatments and hair products, especially when abused, can also contribute.
Hair Transplantation Surgery essentially restores hair to certain areas in the scalp that are balding or still have hair but are thinning. The procedure requires the extraction of small pieces of hair-bearing scalp from a donor site and then relocating them as grafts to the treatment area, essentially bringing back a full or fuller head of hair. “Say goodbye to wigs, hair growth solutions which take years to see its effect, if they are really effective. Hair transplantation is a tried and tested solution to hair loss and baldness, whether you are a man or a woman, and it does not have any long term or major side effects” says Dr. Benjamin Alonzo, our head surgeon at Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery.
The birth of Hair Transplant surpasses all hair restoration methods worldwide. Even in the Philippines, it has become a highly sought surgery for the benefits it promises and the ease of the procedure.
Hair transplant is a procedure that is available for both men and women, and our head surgeon, Dr. Benjamin Alonzo, has performed multiple successful hair transplants in his long years in service. Our clients undergo a consultation to discuss their expectations and goals, individual circumstances and conditions, and gauge their overall fit to the procedure, mentally and physically. If you are interested to get hair transplant in the Philippines, please be informed that candidates are usually:
Additionally, hair transplant will NOT be a good treatment for people who:
Risk and safety considerations associated with hair transplant in the Philippines are minimal. These will be discussed in greater detail with our doctors during the consultation so don’t hold back if you have any questions as well. The risks include:
Please keep in mind that these complications associated with hair transplant surgery rarely happen and if they do, our doctors, Dr. Benjamin Alonzo and Dr. Benz Alonzo are well-equipped to remedy any issues that may arise. Also, we will only proceed once we have your written consent and we only ask for that once our doctors have discussed everything with the client.
The hair transplant surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure. You will be accommodated at the Alonzo Cosmetic Surgery Clinic, a well-maintained facility with top-quality equipment, clean operating room, and friendly staff. The surgery is performed by our board-certified surgeons.
Preparation for hair transplant surgery is fairly easy and simple. Depending on how the consultation goes, our doctors will provide you with specific guidelines. For now, you can expect the following as you prepare:
Hair transplant surgery involves relocation of the patient’s existing hair follicles from the donor site to the balding area, which is often located on the back or side of the scalp. A strip of skin from the donor area is removed and then it is closed with self-absorbable sutures. The donor strip is cut into 3 sizes of grafts such as micro graft, single follicular unit and the modified follicular unit. Micro grafts have 1 hair, while a single follicular unit has 2 hairs, and the modified follicular unit has 2 to 4 hairs. The surgical technicians isolate individual hair follicles from the donor strip and then implant them to the graft region. The grafts are inserted into pre-cut micro and mini slits to fill in the patient’s balding areas. All in all, hair transplant surgery takes about 3-5 hours to complete depending on the number of grafts.
Since hair transplant in the Philippines is an outpatient procedure, you can immediately go home after some rest in the clinic. Some details to expect and take note of are the following:
Shortly within 3 to 6 months, the transplanted hair starts to grow and starts to have the same strength, color, texture, length and life span as the hair from the donor area. Final results can be seen within 6 months. You will be amazed how your transplanted hairs look and feel natural.