How Does Hair Restoration Work?

While isn’t a life-threatening condition, hair loss can be distressing. Fortunately, there’s a range of hair restoration methods available to date. If you want a permanent and natural-looking solution, you may want to consider hair transplant procedures in the Philippines. Choose the best hair transplant doctor for a healthy and satisfying result.

What is Hair Restoration?

Hair restoration includes surgical and non-surgical treatments to restore hair loss. One of the most recommended techniques for surgical hair restoration is hair transplantation which holds some of the most popular and permanent solutions to hair loss and hair thinning, including:

Follicular unit transplant (FUT)

This is also known as strip harvesting. The FUT technique involves cutting a strip of scalp from the back of our head to collect hair follicles in a single session for transplantation.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE)

This method is done by extracting hair follicles from the side or back of your head to be implanted into the balding area.

Who Are Good Candidates of Hair Transplant?

The right candidates for hair transplant can achieve enhanced appearance and confidence boost. Make sure to manage your expectations, however. Here’s what makes you a good candidate for hair transplant surgery:

  • have enough and healthy hair growth in the donor areas including, the back and sides of the head
  • in good health condition
  • have realistic expectations
  • men with male pattern baldness
  • women suffering from hair thinning
  • anyone who has lost hair due to trauma or injury

What Are the Risks?

Similar to other surgical procedures, hair transplants in Manila have certain risks as well. Often, they are only minor and heal after a few weeks following the procedure. These may include:

  • bleeding and infection
  • swelling
  • numbness
  • itching
  • folliculitis or inflammation of the hair follicles
  • shock loss or the sudden loss of transplanted hairs, but this is usually temporary
  • bruising around the eyes
  • crust formation on the donor or implantation site
  • strange looking tufts of hair

Discuss these risks with your doctor at the hair transplant clinic and the improvements you’re likely to get following the hair transplant. This will help you make sound decisions moving forward.

How Soon Will Patients See Results from A Hair Transplant?

In most cases, hair growth may start to appear on the third to fourth month, but this varies per patient. Remember that a few weeks after the surgery, noticing hair falls from the transplanted area is completely normal. They may also look thinner, but this is only in the beginning stages. After some months, you’ll start to see healthy hair regrowth that’ll continually grow.

How Long Does the Transplanted Hair Last?

A hair transplant can last a lifetime since transplanted hair follicles are taken from a healthy and naturally denser area. Although a permanent solution, a hair transplant’s lifespan can be affected by the patient’s lifestyle, age, hair type, and more.

Following post-operative guidelines and recommendations from experts on how to maintain and prolong hair transplant results is helpful. Your doctor may prescribe medicines to help prevent or slow down new hair loss from happening.

What To Expect After a Hair Transplant?

After surgical hair restoration, your scalp may be swelling, reddened, and sensitive. You may need to take medications, such as pain relievers, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory drugs, to help relieve the discomforts.

Since hair transplantation is a minor procedure, most patients can return to work after a few days. But you may be advised to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks following the procedure. Anything that stretches and pulls the scalp should also be avoided in the meantime.


Hair transplants have a high success rate. This is especially true when performed by an experienced and board-certified surgeon. When done right, hair restoration can help enhance your look and bring back the self-esteem you lost due to hair loss. However, make sure to manage your expectations and discuss them with your doctor if you’re considering hair transplantation. Patients who have widespread baldness and insufficient donor hairs may not be good candidates for a transplant procedure.

Choosing The Right Provider

While modern hair transplants are effective, permanent, and natural-looking hair loss solution, the doctor you’ll select plays a huge role in the outcome of your procedure. You may want to choose a licensed surgeon who specializes in hair transplantation and has good records with it. Taking time to research your preferred doctor is the key to getting a fuller, satisfying hair regrowth.

Manzanares Hair Restoration Center is headed by Dr. Frank Manzanares, Jr., who has been performing surgical hair restoration for over 32 years here in the Philippines and abroad.

Manzanares Hair Restoration Clinic offers customized treatment plans for each patient. Our services range from hair transplant, eyebrow transplant to facial hair transplant. Call us at (+632) 8706 1698 for inquiries. You may also email us the photos showing the front, sides and back of your head, so we can give you a pre-assessment.