Providing good service and satisfaction is what we aim for our patients, thus, appointment is very important to us. We schedule the appropriate amount of time to explain to patients the details involve in the hair transplant procedure. Please arrive on time for our hair transplant surgeon and surgical team would want to spend time with you as much as possible to address all your concerns. Your initial visit to physician’s centre is important, you need to meet the hair transplant surgeon and the surgical team to understand the details involved in the procedure and how the team works.
Before you choose a hair restoration surgeon, make sure a licensed experienced and properly trained physician will be responsible for your treatment. It’s a good idea to ask your hair restoration surgeon a lot of questions so you can have confidence in your decision.
Hair transplantation involves transfer of patient’s existing hair from the back thick areas to the thinning or balding areas of the front scalp. When these grafts are transferred to thinning areas of the scalp, they stay and last a lifetime.
There are 2 techniques in hair transplant: Strip FUT and FUE procedure. Please go to Hair Transplant page to understand more the two technologies in hair transplant procedure.
FUE is the major advancement in hair transplant surgery, is a difficult procedure done only by updated talented physician. Watch the video to show how our hair transplant surgeon, Dr. Arambulo performs the critical parts in this procedure.
The following are questions to ask any FUE provider:
- What is your choice of machine and why do you choose it?
- Who is your mentor in FUE?
- What is the maximum number of FUE grafts you harvest in one session?
- How do you document the number FUE grafts harvest?
- Do do you have video that shows the actual FUE procedure by Dr. Arambulo doing FUE, show the intact production of FUE grafts?
Hair transplant is considered a minor surgical procedure. Patients will be awake and place under local anesthesia only, sometimes accompanied with premedication for mild sedation and relaxation. You may wish to bring movie videos or we have a selection of DVDs to watch during placement of grafts part of the procedure.
Patients can expect to go home the same day after the procedure. Procedure may take 5-12 hours depending on the patients number of grafts plan and scalp characteristics.
The photo shows the stages of healing in the recipient areas: Immediately following surgery. The recipient area is typically pink with scabs forming around the micro or tiny incisions. These thousands of tiny incisions will heal rapidly within 24 hours especially if PRP is used, with scabs falling off after ten to fourteen days. Few days after the surgery a person hair transplants will be noticeable if there is no previous hair to mask these temporary scabs. However, most patients feel comfortable being in public without wearing a hat within 5 to 7 days following surgery. Once the transplanted hair grows out the results should look entirely natural, even under close examination.
Existing hair, if possible, may be combed over the grafted area to hide them while they are healing.
We usually do the first shampoo after 24 hours at Asian Hair Restoration Center or at Arambulo Dermatology Center Rm 1112 MATI at The Medical City, but, for busy patient, he may do the shampoo himself gently and carefully. Take home medications, written and video post-operative instructions will be provided for the utmost care of transplanted hair.
Patient will come back 7 and 14 days after procedure for removal of sutures. For patient who has limited time, he can ask the local doctor to remove the sutures.
Since the hair follicles that are transplanted to the balding areas are genetically resistant to going bald, they will continue to grow for a lifetime – just as if they had been left in the bald resistant donor area.
Hair transplantation is an art and when done correctly, can be so natural that even your hair stylist will not know that you have had it done. Dr. Arambulo is updated, performs the hair transplant surgery with skills and efficiency so that your new hair will look and feel natural and no one will know the difference unless you tell them. Our results will tell all.Please click to go to Patients' Hair Transplant Journey
For patients who do not like linear scarring on the back, FUE procedure is the choice of technique. FUE technique offers patients the option of no stitches and less visible scarring. Scarring due to FUE as compared to a standard strip excision for the same number of grafts is certainly not less. However, the diffuse nature of the punctate scars from FUE may confer a decrease in detectability especially in patients who either shave their head or wear their hair short.
Please read the hair transplant page.
If you don't have a driver AHRC staff will assist you to arrange the transportation. You have a choice of our private driver or UBER to bring you to our centre and back to the house or hotel.
Patients may have some oozing and discomfort but it is tolerable. Take home oral pain relievers and antibiotics will be provided.
Day 3 post op:
Patients may have some swelling in the forehead but with our patients the experience is so minimal to none. In addition, the tumescent solution used has anti-inflammatory medicine to avoid this problem. It is normal to find scabs on the recipient areas. A written and video post-procedure instructions will be provided for your guidance
Day 4-7 post op:
Scabs will start to fall off within two weeks and are considered normal.
5-7 days after: removal of sutures at the center or by your local doctor
14 days after, optional for patients who want removal of remaining absorbable sutures
However, if patient cannot come for follow up, absorbable sutures are used. We provide out patients, written and video post-operative instructions to guide them on how to take care of the transplanted hair grafts. It is important that you watch this post operative video instructions with somebody to help you take care of your scalp after surgery.
To assess the hair growth after procedure, please visit us 4 -6-8-12 months after surgery. Our staff will remind you of your subsequent follow-ups.
After using Propecia® (finasteride) for a prolonged period, would cessation of use of the drug result in the same sudden rapid hair loss off all hairs that would have been lost without the use of the drug, like suddenly stopping use of Rogaine® (minoxidil)?
The most important decision in restoring your hair is the physician you choose. Dr. Arambulo is the first and only Filipino Diplomate of American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. The skill, talent, and experience of hair restoration physicians vary widely, as do the end results. Dr. Arambulo performs herself both methods: Strip FUT and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) with higher skills and knowledge. Who you choose will determine how natural and full your new hair will be for the rest of your life. In addition, the Asian Hair Restoration surgical team are well trained, enthusiastic and dedicated to excellence.
Actual photos and videos of our full procedure will be shown on your initial visit to help you understand that our physician hair restoration specialist, Dr. Arambulo does not delegate but does herself the major and critical part of the procedure, in both strip FUT and FUE procedures. If you have further questions, please email us or call for personal consultation appointment.
Attending scientific conferences and workshops, is an indication of her commitment and advanced training and most of all being invited to speak on hair transplant procedure here and abroad, is , an indication that she strongly supports the Mission and Vision of International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery applying it as the guiding principles in hair transplant practice:“ To achieve excellence in patient outcomes by promoting member education, international collegiality ,research ,ethics and public awareness”.
The Physician's Experience: The gallery of before and after photo are results of her own work and matches with her years of practice. Beware of physicians who use photos of other physicians as their own or copy photos of other physicians. Its good to know that before and after website photos used in the website are patients who are willing to be referenced for the Dr. Arambulo, you can request to talk with them about their experience with us.
The Manner in Which the Physician Practices : A call for initial consultation to visit the clinic will help you know about the environment in which Dr. Arambulo practices; to know more about her which is likely to result to a good patient/physician relationship founded upon trust based on your knowledge of her training, experience, and competence. As a certified dermatologist, she has the authority to evaluate your hair loss concern and willing to spend time with you, to give you the different treatment options that will work best for your hair loss problem. In addition, an initial visit to the clinic will help you know more the Asian Hair Restoration office staff helpfulness and willingness to answer your other concerns. Our video post-operative instructions are also something to show you the importance of a well trained surgical team observing the surgical details important to achieve the best aesthetic result form the difficult hair transplant procedure.
Thank you very much for your patience and time reading these FAQ. Please call for personal consultation to understand hair transplant procedure further
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