Dr. med. Dr. med.

Christina Irene
Günter

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

personal - trusting - passionate

International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

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Hair Transplant Procedures

Hair Transplant Procedures in Munich

Hair Transplant Procedures

According to the Bible, Samson owed his supernatural powers to his long magnificent head of hair. Once his enemies succeeded in cutting it off, his fate was sealed. In another legend, Lorelei bewitches sailors with her long blond hair, so that many of them foundered. Emperor Franz-Josef’s love for Empress Sissi’s long, shiny, and luxuriant curls is historically documented.

Shiny and healthy hair is not only an essential adornment for women; it also contributes to a man’s attractive and vital appearance. Unfortunately, not all of us are genetically endowed with full, shiny, and silky hair. There are many different causes for hair loss or hair-free areas on the head. If not all, at least most of them can be treated effectively and successfully by hair transplant procedures.

Transplantation of one’s own hair roots to bald areas is suitable, for instance, for the treatment of androgenetic hair loss in men and women. Hair transplants can also help with idiopathic, diffuse hair loss, alopecia areata (circular hair loss), and even scars. With a hair transplant, bald areas can be provided with new, healthy hair follicles. Hair transplant procedures are also suitable for the restoration of eyebrows and facial hair. 

Since only a limited number of hairs keep growing throughout our lifetime, they should be removed very carefully, and “safety reserves“ should be left for a possible follow-up treatment. 

Wound healing may include the formation of crusts or scabs, swelling, and possibly also hematoma, which will disappear within a few days. The treated area may show some temporary redness that can be easily covered by concealer. 

Directly after the procedure, the hair roots will enter a resting phase. After three to twelve months, they will begin to grow hair again. However, when, and at what speed, the transplanted hair will grow varies significantly from person to person. Since the hair becomes thicker and stronger over time, a clear improvement may be seen even after only a few months.

Dr. med. Dr. med. Christina Irene Günter will be happy to advise you in detail about the treatment options and to help you to realize your wish for full, silky, and shiny hair.

Before such a treatment, detailed consultations are mandatory. It is essential to speak about the motivation for this kind of surgery, to discuss whether the desired result can be achieved, and to talk about possible limitations. Other important topics are alternative treatments, as well as potential adverse side effects and possible risks. 

Risks

As with any surgical procedure, hair transplants may lead to bruising (hematoma), secondary bleeding, swelling, wound healing disorders, infections, and wound dehiscence. Temporary numbness of the treated area may also occur.

If you decide on a hair transplant surgery, it is essential that you are cared for professionally and personally during the entire process. 

I attach great importance to perceiving, advising, and treating you as an individual, with all your personality’s facets. My many years of experience, expertise, empathy, and communication are central pillars of my therapeutic success. Intensive and personal post-treatment care is as much a focus of my work as the preparation and the treatment itself. After all, a perfect result can only be achieved by working together as a team. 

It goes without saying that your health is always given priority. Surgery that negatively affects your health or physical integrity is not recommended and should not be performed in the first place.

 

The most important facts on hair transplant surgeries

  • DURATION OF SURGERY:depending on the chosen procedure
  • ANESTHESIA:twilight anesthesia
  • TREATMENT:one day in-patient stay or out-patient
  • COSTS:will be determined individually after the preliminary consultation, depending on the work involved
  • CHECK-UP: after 4 weeks
  • REMOVAL OF SUTURES:after 14 days
  • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES:after 1 to 2 weeks
  • PHYSICAL EXERCISE:after 6 weeks
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