"I had a hair transplantation." This unusual statement can now be heard frequently. Having a hair transplantation done is trendy. It is not just football stars, such as Jürgen Klopp, Jürgen Metzelder or Wayne Rooney, who rely on hair transplants to go through life with a full head of hair; more and more actors, like Kevin Costner or John Travolta, are also being treated—and you can too! And it’s no wonder: balding and hair loss makes you look and feel a lot older than you actually are.
HOW HAIR TRANSPLANTATION WORKS
If the hair loss is hereditary or hormonal, the hair usually falls out in the area of the hairline, the receding hairline, and the tonsure area. But usually the insensitive hair roots of the hair wreath remain intact. This is the basis for both permanent methods of hair transplantation: the strip method, also known as “Follicular Unit Transplantation” (FUT), and single removal, also known as “Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE).
At the Kuzbari Center, these methods of hair transplantation using state-of-the-art technology are available to you:
HAIR TRANSPLANTATION WITH THE FUT TECHNIQUE
In FUT hair transplantation using the strip method, a thin strip of skin is removed from the back of the head where there is more hair. Local anesthesia is used, making it completely painless. The strip is usually 1 to 1.5 cm wide and, depending on the need of the transplant, from 10 to 25 cm long. Depending on the individual hair density, 60 to 120 hair roots, also called “follicular units” or “grafts”, per cm² can be prepared. These hair roots are obtained from the skin strip with the aid of a microscope.
After removal, and again with the aid of a microscope, the hair roots are divided or grouped into the finest hair follicles and, with the help of special fine surgical instruments, introduced into the regions affected by hair loss. As a result of the FUT method, even large areas such as a half-bald head or tonsures can be permanently transplanted.
HAIR TRANSPLANTATION WITH THE FUE TECHNIQUE
One of the newest and most advanced techniques for hair transplants is the microsurgical single hair removal, or “Follicular Unit Extraction” (FUE). In FUE, the hair in the removal area is first cut very short before the procedure. Next, hair root groups are individually selected from the area of the hair ring and, with the help of a hollow drill, are removed.
Since 2015, the individual removal of the follicular units can also be performed with the ARTAS® robot. This extraction method results in small receiving openings that heal by themselves. In contrast to FUT hair transplantation, no suture is required for FUE treatments.
Lastly, and as with the FUT method, the grafts are inserted into the head using a very fine micro-needle. The FUE technique is the ideal procedure to permanently and precisely transplant individual hairs to smaller areas, such as with smaller receding hairlines. FUE is a little more elaborate, but can hardly be surpassed in its naturalness—especially since the small, point-like samples are not noticeable.
For more information on hair removal techniques, see:
THE PROCESS OF HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
This first step is often the most daunting to prospective patients, but requires very little effort to overcome!
You can sign up for a free, non-binding initial consultation with no obligation on your part simply by calling us directly at +43 1 358 28 17 or through our contact form.
2. Consultation with the treating specialists
In contrast to many other providers, the Kuzbari Center insists that your first conversation take place with the plastic surgery specialists who will later treat you. Depending on your initial hair loss situation, the appropriate method is first determined and then explained to you in detail on how the treatment works and what hair density and hair volume results are to — usually either the “FUE” or “FUT” — and is then explained to you in detail: how the treatment works and what hair density and volume results are expected. During your consultation with our specialists, we schedule plenty of time for you to ask questions about your specific hair loss treatment plan. Our specialists will address all of your concerns and explain each step of your hair transplantation plan.
3. Removal of the hair follicles
Your hair transplantation takes place in one of the most modern operating rooms in Austria, at our clinic in the center of Vienna. After administering a local anesthetic, we take either a skin strip or individual hair follicles (FUE) from the densely covered hair ring at the back of the head. After removal, the hair root groups are thoroughly checked and carefully selected. These follicles are barely visible to the naked eye, and can only be seen under modern microscopes.
4. Introduction of the hair follicles
The prepared follicular units are next transplanted onto the desired site on the head. We pay very close attention to three things: first, to a natural transition from the existing hair; second, to the optimal hair growth direction; and third, to the best possible density of the hair.
After the hair transplant surgery, you will recover briefly in our recovery room. We perform a quality check and an evaluation of the results of the surgery, and dress the hair and head carefully to protect the transplants. You will receive a detailed description of how to care for your hair after surgery and other important information about what you should consider and expect over the next few days. In addition, we make an appointment with you for your first after-care examination. Since the hair transplantation is only performed under local anesthesia, or in twilight sleep, you can expect to go home shortly after the surgery, quality check, and evaluation.
6. Results of the hair transplantation
Since all of your appointments—from the initial consultation, to the transplantation, to the controls and after-care —take place in our renowned clinic in the center of Vienna near the Graben, we are always readily available for you. We will stay in touch with you after your procedure, and arrange a follow-up appointment where we discuss the outcome of the treatment together.
This follow-up examination appointment and discussion of your results usually takes place 8 to 12 months after your final procedure. In the meantime, we are always available and at your disposal for your questions or concerns by phone, over e-mail, or in person. We also guarantee your treatment results!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON HAIR TRANSPLANTATION
When is the right age for a hair transplant?
For a result that provides lasting pleasure and confidence, choosing the right time to begin treatment is essential. Our patients range in age from the mid-20ies to over 70 years of age. In some instances, we advise against starting a hair transplant at that specific time—so a blanket statement recommending treatment at a certain age would not be reliable; instead, we stand behind our accurate diagnosis that is made during your initial consultation.
How long does a hair transplant last?
The extracted hair follicles usually last for a lifetime.
Is the transplanted hair distinguishable from the original hair?
How long is the expected downtime?
Facial swelling will disappear after 5 to 7 days. The small crusts will fall off after 10 to 14 days. We recommend scheduling two weeks of recovery time until you are socially active again. Desk activities are possible after just 3 to 5 days.
When can I wash my hair again?
From the third day after your hair transplant, your hair should be washed to remove the crusts that develop after the transplantation.
When is sport possible?
Playing sports is usually possible again after about 3 weeks.
Custom work, not mass-production
What are the best possible results for hair transplantation? When you achieve a narrow and unnoticeable transition between your natural and the new hairline. One right and one wrong growth direction of the transplanted hair, or too thin or too bristly in hair quality—as you could see, the best possible result is a precision landing!
Whether in the fields of hair transplantation or a PRP treatment—behind your natural-looking results and behind our exacting medical procedures—there is always an incredible amount of experience, precision, and passion at work for you. Our highest concentration is on the moment, behind which are many years of experience, respect for the task, and responding to the individual. And that is exactly what we stand for: custom work, not mass production.
All in one place
From your initial consultation, to treatment, and your follow-up care, only the Kuzbari Center in Vienna offers all of these services under one roof—and at the highest level of medical advancement in the world.
State-of-the-art quality and safety standards
The Kuzbari Center is licensed as an Austrian Hospital, and is therefore subject to very high safety and hygiene regulations—with which other local centers, or even centers abroad, do not have to comply. An Austrian specialist in hygiene and two hygienists check and certify us several times each month, and an Austrian quality commission continuously improves our processes. In addition, local official authorities regularly check and certify us. All of these safety and hygiene features are hidden behind the soothing and modern architecture of our office.
Our medical team includes both plastic surgeons and dermatologists. Why is this important? Plastic surgeons are strongly preferred for performing hair transplants because of their exacting microsurgical training. Drug therapies for the skin and hair, however, are the domain of dermatologists. Depending on your individual type of therapy and treatment, different specialists at our Center will be your primary contacts. This is why our team, at one of the world's few hair transplant centers, naturally includes both disciplines—plastic surgery and dermatology.
A hair transplant should be affordable! But price should also not compromise the quality of your treatment and your safety. That is why we offer you fairly priced packages for your treatments and therapies, and the option of making payments in installments.
GUARANTEED TREATMENT RESULTS
Because we are certain of our knowledge and our years of experience in what we do for hair loss at our clinic, we give you the following guarantees:
Total Return Guarantee
Each hair root that is removed and considered extra or is not necessary for the final surgery is transplanted at no extra cost to the patient—you will only have to pay for what you need.
We work exclusively on the basis of scientifically sound results. Study results show us a safe growth rate of over 90% to 98%. If your growth rate is found to be below this guaranteed number, you will receive free after-care from us.