Tips For Your Hair Transplant Consultation

Tips For Your Hair Transplant Consultation

Your hair loss consultation is the perfect time to connect with the Doctor and get more technical information regarding your hair loss and potential for a hair transplant. An online consultation can be the first step followed by a more in-depth look into your expectations and goals.

Although a hair transplant is a minor surgical procedure, regardless if using the FUT or FUE techniques it still carries complications and you will need to complete a medical questionnaire, indications such as blood pressure can affect the planning of your procedure.  The doctor must be aware of any specific underlying medical conditions, diseases and issues you may have, past and present. The medical questionnaire and evaluation give both doctor and patient the opportunity to discuss allergies, medication, special considerations and accommodations needing to be addressed.

So the Doctor can build a plan for your hair restoration and assess whether your goals can be met they will need certain details first.

Personal details such as age, family hair loss history, hair loss treatments used and medical history are also added to the equation to build the assessment.

There are two factors to consider when planning a hair transplant, the recipient and donor areas, when one demands hair and the other supplies the hair.

Donor Area – 

Follicular unit density per cm²

Average hair count per follicular unit

Calculate any hair miniaturisation

Donor Surface Area measurement

Hair Characteristics

Scalp Laxity

Assessment of graft numbers available

Recipient Area –

Hairline placement and design

Calculate the surface area to treat

Calculate any strong existing hair over the area

Assessment of graft numbers required

It is important during this process that any aspects such as hairline design are discussed and agreed upon as any plan is created on the calculation of all the components.

Every doctor will have their own approach to hair transplantation, preferred hairline design, graft placement, donor management. To see if your feelings are compatible with the doctors´is vital when deciding whether the doctor can meet your goals, assuming they are realistic.

Your first hair transplant is the only time your scalp has never been touched by a surgical procedure, often known as a “virgin scalp”, so at this moment it is in the best possible condition for a hair transplant.

With realistic expectations, a sensible plan can be designed to ensure a natural result is achieved from the initial procedure and if and when hair loss progresses over time the donor area will be able to sustain a natural hair coverage and density.

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