They have been increasing in popularity ever since they were introduced. Men, in particular, were fascinated by the idea they could defeat hair loss. Today on the internet, there is a wealth of information on the most popular version, FUE. However, prospective patients often forget to ask some key questions. So on their behalf, we share what you need to know about hair transplants.

 

Three Steps To Hair Transplant Heaven

The most popular version of hair transplantation on the market today is FUE. Or Follicular Unitary Extraction if you prefer. FUT and DHI are the other two main versions, though others arrive on the scene regularly. 

Here we offer our guide through the process of an FUE treatment. Including the key, and often missed, facts about before and after the procedure. 

Hair Transplant Planning

Many will find this the most challenging part of the process. It involves identifying the right provider and that first meeting. The consultation will begin with an assessment of your suitability. Once confirmed, during the consultation, you will receive all the detail you need about the treatment itself. The levels of any risk in your case, though minimal, are outlined. Some people, with an existing medical condition, would be given specific advice on how any condition might increase that risk. 

During the examination, the professional will study the donor area and establish the potential for the treatment. Then advice will be offered regarding potential coverage and cost. 

Hair Transplant Procedure

The treatment itself. As long as you put yourself in the hands of a reputable provider this is one element you will not need to worry about. You should expect to receive extensive explanations on what to expect during the procedure.

After The Hair Transplant 

After treatment. Immediately after the transplant is complete, you might experience pain and swelling. You should expect to receive an aftercare kit and instructions for those first few hours.  

Once any pain has subsided recovery is swift. Even if the arrival of the new hair isn’t. In fact, you can expect to lose hair during the first 6-8 weeks. All perfectly normal. The new hair will begin to appear, usually, about 4 months in. And it can take a full year before the full results of the surgery will be seen. 

HIS Hair Clinic

Hair transplants are wonderful. For the right candidate, and performed by the right surgeon. Recovery is a long process and results can vary a little. Of course, scalp micropigmentation is there as a safety net. One that can certainly help through that first year by camouflaging the bald area. Looking further into the future, it can also help with concealing those scars when the time comes.

If you would like to discuss your hair loss situation with one of our friendly team of experts simply complete the contact form at the side of this page, or click here to find your nearest clinic.

 

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