You have been losing hair for quite some time now and the bald patches are starting to feel a wee bit embarrassing. You have decided that it’s time to go for a hair transplant, but simply your decision will not be enough, because you need to confirm that you can actually undergo a hair transplant and will be a suitable candidate for the same.
Here are the 7 most important things that you need to know before actually going in for the transplant:
- You need to first find a doctor, rather a transplant expert, who will give you a thorough examination and tell you whether you are a good enough candidate for the same or not. This decision will be dependent on a range of factors, including whether your hair loss has stabilised, whether you have clear donor and recipient areas and whether you have enough hair in your donor area to undergo a transplant.
- While you might have seen stunning pictures of results of a transplant, it is important to understand beforehand that the results will vary from person to person. In addition, there is also the chance that you might not need a transplant at all, and there might be other hair restoration techniques that would be more suitable and effective for you.
- Even though you are getting a hair transplant, you have to realise that initially, your hair will fall out. Within the first few weeks, the transplanted hair will fall out and then eventually, they will start to take root and new hair that will grow in, will be permanent.
- Once your hair grows in, they will be permanent and you will not have to worry about them falling out again. As a matter of fact, this has been considered one of the best ways to tackle even genetic hair loss. But because the procedure will lead to permanent results, you cannot opt for a trial – if you are in, you have to be all in.
- There are plenty of people who think that transplanted hair needs to be treated with a lot more care than normal hair. The truth could not be farther away, because once your transplanted hair has grown in, you can treat like you would regular hair. You will be able to cut them as you like, colour them and even go swimming in the ocean!
- Whatever your transplant surgeon tells you, needs to become the gospel truth for you – whatever pre surgery and post-surgery instructions they give you, you need to pay full attention to. You need to make sure that you stick to the list of instructions, especially how to handle your newly implanted grafts. This stands true for other hair restoration techniques as well.
- Finally, you need to understand that the procedure will not come cheap and it will not be over in a matter of minutes. You will have to make investments, in terms of money as well as time.