This depends on the number of grafts you have and the extent of your hair loss. The more grafts you need the longer the procedure will take, and this is the case with many other treatments like laser hair removal and tattoo removal. The more treatment that is required depends on the work that has to be done.
This procedure can take many hours to complete so arrange a day off from work or out of your normal everyday activities. And bear in mind that you might need more than session to get the result you want. You may be fitted with a turban like bandage to help keep the graft in place but this is usually for one night only.
We have mentioned about the benefits but are there any risks?
All surgical procedures have a small amount of risk and hair transplant surgery is no different. Complications tend to be rare but if they happen are likely to be mild swelling or an infection. But these are very rare. You will be advised to use painkillers if you experience any discomfort after surgery and to wait for 2 to 3 days before washing your scalp. An antibiotic lotion can help to reduce the risk of infection.
If you have had non-dissolvable stitches then you will need to return to your clinic to have these removed. There have not been shown to be any link between the treatment and infertility.
The results vary between patients. Some people notice hair growth almost straight away whereas others find that it takes it little longer. There are a few cases where hair is lost after the surgery but this stops after a period of time. The follicles stop producing hair during that time but will trigger new growth after this period has passed. Unfortunately there are a few cases where the grafts fail to respond and no new hair is grown but these are few and far between.