Getting a hair transplant is a big decision and there are a lot of factors you need to think about before taking the big step of booking in. To help your decision, the Harley Street Hair Clinic has a handy list of dos and don'ts to help you along the way.
What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a procedure used to treat hair loss and balding. The technique used at the Harley Street Hair Clinic is the revolutionary FUE hair transplant.
This technique moves individual hair follicles from one area of the head (the donor area) – which is typically found at the side of the back of the head, to the balding area of the head (the recipient area). The technique works by taking follicles from areas of the scalp that have much fuller hair and moving them to areas that have little to no hair. This results in the most natural looking head of hair possible.
The whole procedure is very complex and there is a lot to consider before diving in and having the procedure done. Here are a few of the dos and don'ts of the procedure.
Do research your clinic
Researching the clinic you’re going to is a must. You’ll see a lot of advertisements on the Internet and even on public transport about the “leading hair transplant clinic” in the country, but be sure to do your own research too.
Have a look on the clinic’s website, does it look professional? Is the clinic in a good, trustworthy location? Do they use doctors to perform the transplants? How long has the clinic been around for? Are they easy to get into contact with? These are all very important factors when picking the perfect clinic.
You want to find a clinic that has a lot of experience in the treatment you’re after, that uses experienced doctors to do the procedure, and, that is somewhere that is reputable and easy to contact in the future.
Don’t opt for the cheapest option
It is very easy to get pulled into a clinic that offers ‘Cheap hair transplants’ or even to take a trip to Turkey to a clinic you saw in the newspaper. Price is always a big selling point and seeing a hair transplant for a fraction of the price in one clinic can seem appealing, but is it the best choice?
Getting a cheaper transplant abroad can end up costing you more in the future, if you’re not happy with the end result you’ll have to factor in the costs of the international calls as well as planning a trip back to the clinic, flights, hotels, money for food, etc. It all adds up.
Do make sure you’re ready for a hair transplant
Some people jump the gun a little bit when they notice their hair is thinning, or they begin to notice their hairline receding a little bit. It is easy to jump to the conclusion that you need a hair transplant, but you might not be ready.
It is really important to go to a reputable clinic where they will assess your individual hair loss situation and let you know, honestly, if you need a hair transplant just yet.
A good hair transplant clinic will advise you of the best course of treatment, whether that be opting for ATP treatment, or waiting to see if your hair loss gets worse over the next year and then looking at getting a hair transplant.
Don’t pick the wrong treatment
As said above, there are a variety of different hair restoration treatments on the market and it is important to pick the right one. Just because you’ve researched hair transplants, doesn’t mean that is the right treatment for you.
There are alternative treatments on the market that could work better for you and it is important to research all of your options and then ask your consultant at your chosen clinic what they think will work best for you.
Do ask a lot of questions
When you’re deciding on a procedure like a hair transplant, it is a big decision and you will have a lot of questions that you need answered.
Do ask a lot of questions, it is important to have all of the answers you need before you go ahead with your transplant. If you pick the right clinic they’ll answer any questions you might have, before, during and after your treatment.
Do look at past work
Most clinics will have a section on their website showing you their success stories. Finding a clinic that showcases its excellent work is important, as it will allow you to see examples of what your hair could potentially look like.
If you have any questions about the procedures available at the Harley Street Hair Clinic, please feel free to contact them for a no obligation consultation today.