3 Factors to Consider Before Going for a Hair Transplant
By Space Coast Daily // January 7, 2019
Hair loss can be mortifying and may negatively affect your self-image. Luckily, hair transplants are a safe and proven long-term remedy to a receding hairline.
However, you need to ensure that the procedure is done professionally because the consequences are something you will live with for the rest of your life. Our team of experienced surgeons has highlighted some of the pitfalls to avoid when going for a hair transplant.
Inquire about the type of transplant
You might have heard that FUE and FUT are the only two main types of hair transplants available in the market. The most popular difference between the two is pricing. An FUE is universally more expensive than an FUT. In depth, the differences are more nuanced than that. An FUE uses a micro-punch to extract hair follicles. An FUT, in contrast, surgically removes the skin from the scalp and later dissect it.
Consequently, FUT surgeries are likely to leave a scar at the donor site that takes a longer period of time to heal. Vera clinic always recommends FUE hair transplant for its rapid recovery rates and scar-free results.
While hair transplantation is a generally safe procedure, individual characteristics affect the outcome, sometimes leading to unsatisfactory results. One factor that may lead to an adverse outcome is the patient’s age.
As a rule, our surgeons discourage people below the age of 30 years from having hair transplants. The reason is that the pattern of hair loss for such individuals is rather unpredictable and donor areas may eventually become bald.
Individuals with genetic disorders such as a history of bleeding diathesis and those who experience adverse reactions to certain drugs may require specialized care. We have high ethical standards and always inquire about a patient’s age and medical history during free consultation sessions before booking an appointment.
Select a certified surgeon or clinic
It is true that hair transplants are safe, but you cannot rule out the risks of infection and other complications if the procedure is done by a charlatan. The internet is replete with advertisements inviting people for a hair transplant.
While the adverts may be enticing, it is critical that you make the right choice. Start by identifying clinics that are registered with the Joint Commission International (JCI). Next, confirm that they employ surgeons who are endorsed by the International Alliance of Hair Restoration Surgeons (IAHRS).
You can then proceed to search the ratings of different clinics on review sites. After that, you can make inquiries to compare transplant costs charged by different clinics. While making cost comparisons, it is important to consider contingency costs such as flights and accommodation, especially for clinics based abroad.
At Vera clinic, we offer FUE and variants of FUE procedures conducted by IAHRS endorsed surgeons. Our skilled surgeons make angled cuts to ensure that the transplanted follicles conform to the natural appearance of your hair. Within a few months, healthy hair will flourish in formerly bald patches of your scalp.
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