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.

What is Hair Transplant?

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.

What are the benefits of Hair Transplant?

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.

  • Enhances physical appearance. While not necessarily in the face, the hair often adds to the balance and attractiveness of the facial profile, whether it be in a man or a woman. Especially for some who have had full hair for most parts of their lives, thinning hair or baldness, is usually a drastic change that is unwanted.
  • Restores and boosts self-confidence. The aesthetic factor attributed to our hair extends to our self-esteem as well. Some people who experience thinning hair and especially balding, often feel self-conscious about their appearance and start to develop anxieties about going out and engaging in an active social life. Some try to think of cover-ups but these remedies can only go so far.
  • Easy and client-friendly procedure to have. Hair transplant is an easy and quick procedure. Patients feel little to no pain after surgery and can go back to their daily routines within the next day.
  • Candidates for Hair Transplant

    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:

  • Women with thinning hair
  • Men who are experiencing balding
  • Candidates who lost hair due to burn or scalp injury

  • Additionally, hair transplant will NOT be a good treatment for people who:

  • Do not have healthy hair along the side of back of the head to serve as donor sites
  • Experienced hair loss from medication such as chemotherapy
  • Have a widely spreaded hair loss across the scalp
  • Risk and Safety

    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:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Scarring
  • Unnatural-looking new hair growth
  • Shock loss or sudden but temporary loss of the transplanted hair

  • 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 Process of Hair Transplant in the Philippines

    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:

  • Get adequate sleep before the day of the surgery
  • Avoid applying or using any hair spray, gel or other styling products
  • Consume medications prescribed by our doctor or follow any recommended adjustment in case you have an existing one
  • Refrain from smoking at least a week or two before the surgery
  • Have your hair be shaved by a professional barber to semi kalbo fade
  • Wear a button down polo on the day of surgery
  • As a bonus tip, be sure to bring in realistic expectations and a positive attitude to the operating room. You are in good hands!

  • The Surgery

    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.

    Recovery and Recuperation Process

    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:

  • You will feel little to no pain after the procedure and can go back to work the next day
  • In case your scalp feels a bit sore, medications can be taken with a prescription from your doctor such as pain medication, antibiotics for infection, anti-inflammatory drugs for swelling and antihistamine for itchiness.
  • Spray recipient area with normal saline solution (will be provided by our clinic) at least 4x a day.
  • Take care of your scalp. Don’t scratch, expose it to direct sunlight for too long, or apply any ice or cold compress to the recipient areas.
  • Avoid massaging or touching recipient area for a week
  • Avoid using shower head directly for at least 3 weeks. You can use a cup to gently wash your hair, especially the recipient area.
  • Best to wear button down polo shirts for 3 weeks to avoid scraping off the implanted hair.
  • Sleep with your head elevated slightly (extra 2-3 pillows) for a few days.
  • Results from Hair Transplant

    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.