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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Komao’s hair restoration technique is a five star treatment performed by our experts, tailored to every client’s personal needs.
  • Hair transplantation is the most natural and permanent way for making people, who suffer from hair loss, have new hair. In hair transplantation, the healthy hair of the patient himself/herself is implanted to the areas of hair loss.
  • Hair follicles are expertly transplanted from donor area(s) where the hair density is high, to the areas where the hair is thin or missing altogether.
  • Our experienced team are on hand to answer all of your hair transplant questions.

10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Hair Transplants

Thinking of a hair transplant? We asked our resident doctor, Dr. Sharma the 15 most important questions.

Hair loss has wide a range of causes and it is important to get an expert diagnosis in order to choose the right treatment for your specific condition. For example, male pattern baldness is caused by a hormone called DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which damages the hair follicles on the top of the head, but doesn’t affect the hairs on the back and sides of the head. The same hormone can also cause female hair loss, but in a different pattern. Other causes of hair loss include stress, scalp conditions and some medications. For personalised hair loss advice, arrange a private consultation with Komao Medical.

During the consultation, your Komao specialist will evaluate your stage of hair loss and diagnose the cause. We will discuss your expectations and let you know what we can realistically achieve with the treatment options available to you.

Yes, all consultations with Komao Medical are free of charge.

Komao Medical understand hair systems as being the wigs, topical sprays, which are marketed by many brands. Indeed, a hair system is nothing but a fancier way of saying wig or hair piece and no, we do not offer these as a solution to hair loss. We do help a lot of people who want to get rid of their hair systems with a hair transplant to restore their hair without the inconvenience of wearing a wig.

If you are not a good candidate for a hair transplant, your consultant will provide their honest assessment of your case and recommend the range of options that are available to you, based on your hair loss.

Simply put, a hair transplant takes permanent hair follicles, that are genetically programmed to grow for the rest of your life, from the donor area at the back and sides of the head. This hair is then placed into the thin and balding areas of the scalp.

Because of our unique method of harvesting the hairs for transplantation, you will not be required to shave all of your existing hairs when having a hair transplant with Komao Medical.

You should have no pain during the procedure. At the beginning of the treatment you’ll receive a local anaesthetic that will make the donor and recipient area completely numb and ensure your comfort throughout the surgery.

The number will differ between individuals, but our experience tells us that on average there will be 2.5 hair per follicle, so 4 hair grafts will have, on average, 10 hairs.

Yes it does with Komao Medical. We are dedicated to achieving the most natural looking results for our clients. We understand that a successful transplant is not only about technique, but also careful, well-planned placement of the grafts. We pay particular attention to hairline design, bearing in mind that it must look good today and as you age. For a completely natural look, we place only single grafts and finer hairs at the front near the hairline. As we move further back from the hairline, we implant thicker hairs to increase density.

Absolutely. As we are using your own natural hair, it will continue growing at the same pace as the rest of your hair.

The transplanted hairs will not require any special care after the initial healing period. You treat the transplanted hairs exactly as you would the rest of your hair. Use whatever shampoo you choose, style it however you want, swim, do contact sports – you can forget about your hair transplants and get on with enjoying life.

Yes, Komao Medical has treated numerous patients who are diabetics on insulin. It is important that you inform the medical team of your condition so that they can take all the necessary precautions for your safety.

Trichotillomania (hair pulling disorder) is a disorder which causes the sufferer to experience an irresistible urge to pull out their own hair. The repeated strain of pulling can damage the hair follicles, to the extent that hair no longer grows. Although we can do hair transplants on trichotillomania patients (providing the donor area has suitable hair growth), we only recommend this approach if the condition is under control. If not, there is a risk that the patient will pull out the newly transplanted grafts, impacting on the overall results of the treatment. If you have concerns about trichotillomania, please mention this during your consultation at Komao Medical.

Coffee contains caffeine, which is a stimulant. During a hair transplant you will want to feel calm and relaxed. In general, we recommend waiting until after surgery to drink coffee, or indeed any other caffeinated product.

Book Your Hair Transplant Consultation

To book your hair transplant consultation, you can call us on 020 8749 4640 or you can simply complete the below form and a member of our friendly team will answer all your questions and find a suitable appointment date for you.

The first consultation will be completely free of charge and you will be under no pressure or obligation to go ahead if you decide that it’s not for you.