technique is to re-position your healthy hair from a donor site - usually at
the back and side of the head, to a recipient area, usually at the temples
or the crown of the head.
At the Hair Clinic, this is solely performed by a medically qualified Doctor
and Nursing staff to ensure the highest standards. A study of Male Pattern
Baldness shows that even a person with the most advanced form of baldness
will not lose hair at the back or sides of the head.
Following on from that, once the hair has been transplanted from the donor
site to a new recipient area, the patient will not lose the transplanted
hair for the rest of their life, subject to normal health. The transplanted
hair will then grow in the normal manner.
HAIR TRANSPLANT - THE TREATMENT
The number of treatments will depend
upon the extent and nature of the area to be treated. The treatment is
relatively pain free since a local anaesthetic is administered under medical
Healthy hair roots/micro grafts of hair are taken from the donor site (at
the rear/side of the head), transplanted to the recipient area (the temples
or crown) and integrated in the affected thinning or balding areas. The new
hair units are placed in the direction of the existing hair.
The donor sites from where the hair roots have been taken are simply closed
during treatment and are immediately covered by the surrounding existing
hair... with nothing obviously noticeable.
Each treatment takes approximately 4 hours and the procedure is straight
forward with relatively little discomfort - it's no worse than a visit to
Modern techniques mean that no dressing of any areas are needed after
treatment and the patient can be on their way home in less than an hour
From the date of treatment, it takes approximately 4-6 months for your new
hair to get established which then should grow at the normal rate thereafter
(usually 1/2 inch or 1.5 cm. per month). Hence, it will take at least 9
months or so before the more fuller hair appearance effect, so a little
patience is needed.
State of the Art Methods include Fraction Blending and Micrografts
which have replaced the more traditionally used Hair Transplant methods.
Instead of the traditional method of using fixed sized units of up to 20
hair roots, Fraction Blending allows for hair roots of varying sizes to be
used. This gives far better blending of hair.
Microblending is a technique whereby single hair roots can be
transplanted if necessary. This means very detailed work and gives a natural
look particularly in areas such as the front hair line.
HAIR TRANSPLANT - THE COST ?
At the outset, hair transplant is limited to candidates who are suitable
for such treatment. Suitability depends upon such factors as the
nature/extent of the candidate's existing hair/hair loss as well as the
likely future pattern of hair loss. It is also subject to the
candidate's general medical health condition. Therefore not everyone is
If a patient fulfils
the suitability requirements, one of our Consultants will be pleased to
give you a quotation for Hair Transplant. Naturally, this depends upon
the size of the area to be treated and the number of treatment visits
required to give an overall reasonably good hair appearance.
transplant is not cheap and costings can vary from approximately
to treat a small area to approx. €10,000
for a large area. Once again we emphasise that treatment is subject to
suitability and to the size/extent of the work to be done. Our
Consultant will give a candidate an exact costing during suitability