Once you have submitted your details below along with the 6 required photos, Dr Mark Tam will personally review and provide you with treatment recommendations.
Dr Mark Tam uses a unique method to map and measure the treatment area 'TAM+M' clinically proven to determine the exact amount of hair follicles required at a specific density, essential to better planning and excellent results. A consultation can last up to 2 hours where Dr Tam discusses expectations and will work with the patient to design the hairline they desire, while providing expert advice.
3. Arrival & Discussion
On the day of your procedure, you would typically arrive at the clinic at around 8:30am. Dr Tam will talk you through the day and the steps your procedure will take. He will discuss the treatment plan in detail and the site area to be operated on with you. We will photograph the operation area and will mark out your new hairline on your scalp. Once you are happy with the outline and have consented to proceed, you will be ready for your hair transplant procedure!
4. Haircut & Anaesthesia
Both the donor and recipient areas are shaved short and anaesthesia is administered to the scalp in both areas.
You may initially feel slight a slight discomfort, but once the anaesthesia starts working, the whole procedure will be pain free.
You will lie face down during the extraction phase of the procedure. You will however be fully awake so we encourage you to bring headphones to listen to music or watch a movie on your mobile! The key part to remember here is that we will be working on your scalp so it is essential to stay still! This phase will usually last anywhere between 1-2 hours depending on the extent of the transplant and the number of grafts to be extracted.
6. Recipient Sites
Once the extraction of the hair follicles from the donor area is complete we would ask you to change position and now lie on your back. It is at this point that we will administer anaesthesia to the agreed areas and start creating what we call the “recipient sites”. This can take anything from 45 min -1.5 hours.
After giving you an opportunity to stretch your legs and catch your breath we start populating the recipient sites with the donor hair follicles.
This phase is performed by the technician team under the watchful eye of Dr Tam. You will most likely be seated or lying at an angle and the placing usually takes between 1-2 hours. Once completed and Dr Tam does his final checks and is happy then your procedure will be officially concluded. The team will go through the post-operative instructions thoroughly with you before you are discharged.
8. Post Operative
A bandage is placed around the donor area and you will be free to go home directly after being discharged. You can expect some redness and slight swelling in the 5-7 days following treatment, after which there should be no more discomfort.
You will be able to go about your normal daily life, although we do recommend that you wait 1-2 weeks before going to the gym, and about 4 weeks before lifting heavy weights.