Having a hair transplant is a big decision for a number of reasons. The cost of a high quality hair transplant can be a significant outlay for many people and understandably so. A bad hair transplant can have major long-term detrimental effects on the patient, both psychological and physical. Despite the claims of some clinics, there is no such thing as a non-surgical method of carrying out a hair transplant. A hair transplant is an elective surgery. With this in mind, what are the important things to consider before having a hair transplant?
#1 We can only work with what you have
A hair transplant is an amazing procedure that can make a huge difference to your hair, and your confidence. Hair transplants are remarkable procedures and the process behind it is almost magical, but we don’t actually use magic to help you and your hair.
We can only work with the hair you have if you’ve got a receding hairline or your hair is thinning at the top of your head we use other areas of the scalp to transplant hair from. In most cases, we take hair from the back and sides of the head and transplant it to thinning areas.
If you come into the clinic for a consultation and you are completely bald unfortunately we will not be able to offer you a hair transplant. We do however offer other treatments such as Advanced Tricho Pigmentation that might help.
#2 Your age
It is important that the hair loss pattern is established before surgery is undertaken. Therefore, young men under 25 are often offered medical treatment initially, which usually proves very effective.
The second factor determined by a patient’s age is how it influences the hair transplant design. A patient suffering from pattern hair loss will continue to lose their non-transplanted hair throughout their lifetime. That’s a crucial factor to consider when it comes to designing a natural and undetectable hair transplant.
#3 Your transplanted hair can be treated like normal hair
A lot of our clients ask us questions around how they should treat their transplanted hair after the procedure. Some people are concerned that if they do not treat the hair right they will damage and lose it.
We’ve had clients ask us if they need to use different products and shampoo on the transplanted area, the good news is, you don’t. Your transplanted hair can be treated the same as your normal hair. Once it’s transplanted and you’ve followed the aftercare instructions we set you’re fine to treat your new hair, like your normal hair.
#4 Cost of a hair transplant
The cost of a hair transplant is one of the biggest things to consider when getting a hair transplant. We know from experience it is the most frequently asked questions before booking a consultation.
Hair transplants are expensive treatments but the cost is worth it in the long run. It is important to consider how much money you’ll save by not buying expensive hair products or hairpieces. A hair transplant is a one off cost that will achieve the best possible results for you.
#5 The type of surgery – FUT or FUE
The difference between FUT and FUE is essentially the way the donor hair being transplanted is removed from the patient’s scalp. For many patients the optimal treatment plan would involve the use of both techniques over the patient’s life. Before you make a decision as to what technique you wish to choose, a consultation with a properly qualified consultant surgeon is essential.
FUT or FUE
#6 What are the complications or risks of the surgery
Hair transplant surgery is an extremely safe out-patient procedure that is normally without significant risks or complications. Find out more about the complications and risks of hair transplant surgery.
#7 A good clinic is very important
Picking the perfect hair transplant clinic can be a tough decision but it is very important. There are a variety of things to consider when picking your hair transplant clinic from looking at past work, the treatments on offer, to their consultation process.
If you have any other questions about hair transplants please feel free to contact us for a no obligation consultation.