Things to consider before a hair transplant

To have a hair transplant is a big decision for several reasons. The cost of a high-quality hair transplant can be an outlay for many people and understandable. So thus below are some things to be considered before having a hair transplant.

Do you need a hair transplant?

Not everyone needs a hair transplant, it is elective surgery. If your hair loss is a concern for you, speak to an expert. They will talk you through various treatment options.

The cause of your hair loss

There are many reasons for hair loss but, in the majority of men experiencing hair loss is hereditary Androgenetic Alopecia, more commonly known as “male pattern baldness”. Hair transplant surgery is the only permanent treatment for Androgenetic Alopecia.

Your age

It is important to know that the hair loss pattern is established before surgery is undertaken. Therefore, men under 25 are often offered medical treatment initially, which proves very effective.

The other factor determined by a patient’s age is how it influences the hair transplant design. A patient suffering hair loss in a continuous pattern will suffer it throughout their life. That’s a very crucial factor to consider when it comes to designing a natural and undetectable hair transplant.

Alternatives to hair transplant surgery

Medical treatment is available for hair loss. There are approved medications which have proven effective as a hair loss treatment in more than 80% of male users with hair loss.

This treatment is effective but temporary. When you stop taking the medication, your hair loss will resume again.

Cost of a hair transplant

The cost of a quality hair transplant is considerable, as the process requires a team of highly skilled medical staff and technicians. There may be up to many technicians, nurses, and surgeons working on each patient during a hair transplant procedure. There isn’t a low-cost method of providing this level of expertise. Thus, if the cost of a hair transplant is the principal factor guiding your decision about whether to have the surgery or not, it is strongly advised that you consider the medical treatments instead. To have an inferior quality hair transplant carried out can have serious, negative and long-term consequences.

The type of surgery – FUT or FUE

The difference between follicular unit transplant (FUT) and follicular unit excision (FUE) is the way the donor hair being transplanted is removed from the patient’s scalp. For many people, the optimal treatment plan would involve the use of both techniques over the patient’s life. Before you decide as to what technique you wish to choose, a consultation with a highly qualified surgeon at Nova Medical Hair Transplant Toronto is essential.

Thus these were some ways by which you can decide to have a hair transplant.