If you’re fed up with thinning hair, there are a number of hair loss remedies and procedures available to you. If you are considering hair transplantation though, you will need to consult with a professional surgeon as this is not a procedure that’s well suited to everyone.
What to expect at your hair transplantation consultation
If you’re feeling a bit nervous about your upcoming consultation, this is what you can generally expect.
You will fill out a medical questionnaire
In order to determine whether hair transplant surgery is a suitable and safe procedure for you, you will need to answer a few questions about your medical history. Even though most men and women are suited to this procedure, factors such as skin type, medications and past operations do play a role. Always be completely honest about your medical history during your consultation.
Your scalp will be examined
Next, your surgeon will take a closer look at your scalp to ascertain the extent of your hair loss. This will help him determine how many grafts will be required in order for you to achieve the best results. Your surgeon will also look at your hair density as well as the degree of miniaturisation, which refers to the diameter and length of each hair.
You won’t experience any discomfort during the scalp examination unless you have any existing issues such as scalp sensitivity.
This is also a good time to bring up any concerns or questions that you might have about the procedure.
The hair transplant procedure will be discussed
During your consultation at HTM hair restoration clinic, we will take you through the entire hair transplant procedure from start to finish, addressing any of your fears and concerns along the way. We will also explain how the procedure will differ based on your unique case.
Post-surgery expectations will be discussed next
Along with understanding what to expect before and during your hair transplant surgery, your surgeon will also explain what you can expect after your surgery, including the level of after-care and healing that will be required. At this point, your surgeon may also take a few photos in order to help you visualise your results. If you have any further questions or concerns, now is the time to raise them with your surgeon.
If it will make you feel more comfortable, do bring a relative, friend or your partner to your consultation with you, as it may be helpful to have someone present who understands your plans and lifestyle and who can provide you with the support that you need.
It can also be helpful for someone else to know more about the details of the procedure and what is required in order to heal and recover after your surgery.
Hair transplantation can be performed on both men and women of any age but again, it’s always best to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon to find out whether you can expect to see the hair restoration results you’re hoping for.