Your hair loss consultation is the perfect time to connect with the Doctor. Get more technical information regarding your hair loss. Also, your potential for a hair transplant procedure. An online consultation can be the first step. Followed by a more in-depth look into your expectations and goals.
A hair transplant is a relatively 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. As well as medication, special considerations and accommodations needing to be addressed.
The Doctor can build a plan for your hair restoration. Assess whether your goals can be met. Personal details such as age, family hair loss history. Hair loss treatments used and medical history are also important.
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
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
Day one planning helps long-term happiness
It is important during this process that any aspects such as hairline design are discussed and agreed. 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. 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”. At this moment it is in the best possible condition for a hair transplant.