Ireland (IE) Hair Transplant

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Hair Transplant in Ireland section, includes general infrmation about Hair Transplant Procedure, Hair Transplant Ireland Local News, Hair Transplant Ireland Surgeon Locator and other Hair Transplant related material.

Hair Transplant Procedure

Hair loss is caused by a combination of ageing, hormonal changes and a genetic history of baldness.  The earlier hair loss begins, the more severe the baldness.  It can also be caused by trauma, or burns, whereas this surgery is considered reconstructive.

Planing on having hair transplant procedure in Ireland?
Here is some General Information about Ireland:

Republic of Ireland By plane

Aer ?rann and Aer Lingus operate domestic flights out of Dublin, Donegal and Cork to various regional destinations. Ryanair also operates flights from Dublin to Cork to rival Irish Rail. British Airways operates flights from Dublin to Derry, whilst FlyBe operates flights from Galway to Belfast City, with Aer Arann operating flights from Cork to Belfast City.

Procedure Types

Hair Transplantation - The procedure consists of resurfacing bald areas of scalp with hair.  Plugs of bald scalp are removed and then filled with plugs of scalp containing several hair roots taken from hair-bearing areas.  Those grafts root themselves into their new locations and hair follicles start to grow eventually. 

Depending on the degree of baldness, the number of grafts needed and the length of treatment sessions vary.  Several operations may be necessary.  The technique may leave many small scars on the site used (donor sites) but are usually not noticeable.

Ireland hair transplant - Tip of the day:
Who are the Ideal Candidates for a Hair Transplant?
Completely bald people from whom no hair can be derived and grafted are not candidates. In Ireland(IE), balding people with healthy growth of hair at the back and sides of the head are qualified. These areas will serve as the donor areas from which grafts are to be taken from.

Scalp Flap Transfer – This is done when the sides of the scalp (above the ears) and the back of the scalp is hair-bearing.  A long thin "flap" of scalp that is hair-bearing is removed and placed across a bald section to create a band of normal hair growth.  As part of the treatment, parts of the bald scalp may be removed.  The donor site is closed by stretching the opposite side of the scalp. 
This procedure replaces hair across a large area of bald scalp.  The hair growth looks normal, and the narrow scars are hidden between the hair follicles.

Scalp Reduction (Serial Excision) – This is the removal of as much of the bald section as possible and done in the first operation.  The adjacent hair bearing areas of scalp are pulled in close to the bald section, with the understanding that some bald areas will remain.  This technique is repeated one or more times at a later date to eventually reconstruct the bald area.

Tissue Expansion – A device called a tissue expander is placed under a hair growth area situated adjacent to a bald area.  After several weeks, the tissue expander causes skin to grow new skin cells.  Then another operation is necessary to place the newly expanded skin over the ajoining bald area.

Ideal candidates for hair replacement must have a healthy growth of hair at the back and sides of the head.  The hair on the back and sides of the head will be the donor sites where the flaps and grafts will be surgically removed.

The procedure  location options may include the surgeon`s office-based surgical facility, outpatient surgery center, hospital outpatient, or hospital in patient.

The anesthetic options are either general, or local (combined with a sedative)which allows the patient to remain awake but relaxed.

Ireland hair transplant - News update:
The authors of this case report highlight the risks associated with using skin-lightening creams. They describe a case in which a 28 year old woman used skin lightening creams for 7 years. She presented with weight gain (12.7kg in 3 years), inability to conceive successfully, recurrent vulval candidiasis, bruising, pigmented striae on her body and a round face. An initial diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome was made, however, blood results found low levels of cortisol and corticotrophin. After enquiring further about drugs, the patient told the clinicians about the cream she had been applying. The cream had been bought from a local shop not authorised to sell it and the patient was using 60g a week. Further investigations found the cream to contain clobetasol. The authors write, “Patients are often reluctant to admit that they have used skin-lightening creams, especially if these are supplied illegally. Similarly, doctors can be unaware of the need to inquire. But the market is worth millions of pounds a year, in the UK alone. Creams can contain toxic substances, such as steroids and hydroxyquinone - and patients are typically unaware of the risks”. More...

To achieve desired fullness, several surgical sessions are needed.  There is a healing period of several months  recommended between each session. The final result with a full transplant series may take up to 2 years. 

A month or 2 after surgery, the grafted hair falls out (which is normal and temporary).  It takes another month or more before hair growth starts.  To create more natural-looking results, a surgical touch-up procedure may be necessary.  This may consist of using a combination of mini grafts or slit grafts to fill and blend in the hairline.

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