A Comprehensive Guide to the Hair Transplant Process with Us
Navigating the world of hair transplantation? Here’s a detailed roadmap to guide you through every step when you choose to embark on this journey with us.
“Consultation before a hair transplant isn’t just a step; it’s the foundation for a successful journey to renewed confidence.”
Step 1: Consultation
Your hair transplant journey starts with a consultation. Whether it’s a simple WhatsApp conversation, an email exchange, or a direct visit to our office, the aim is to understand your needs and establish a foundation for the procedure.
Family History: We evaluate the baldness patterns in your family. When did your father or maternal uncles begin to lose hair? How did they respond to treatments? Understanding their hair loss journey gives insights into your potential path.
Medical History: We need details of any skin diseases, allergies, past surgeries, and conditions like diabetes or thyroid disorders. Your medication history is also crucial. This helps us anticipate the progression of your baldness.
Step 2: Donor Area Assessment
A critical step. If you visit our office, we’ll examine your donor area under a microscope to gauge the hair’s thickness, the hair-to-follicle ratio, and the total available grafts. We’ll ascertain the extent of baldness—e.g., grade 2-3 may require 3000-3500 follicles while grade 6-7 could need 6000-7000 units. With this data, we can predict the hair transplant’s potential outcome, the density to expect, and the density gradient, especially in severe baldness cases.
Step 3: Agreement and Blood Tests
Once we mutually settle on the hairline, coverage, expected density, and procedure cost, we proceed to blood tests to assess your surgical fitness. Post the blood report, we finalize the surgery date.
Step 4: Medication Guidance
If you’re on medications for existing conditions, stick to them. We might adjust the dosages or timings. You may also need some additional meds the night before and on the day of the surgery.
A Night Before The Hair Transplant
Feeling nervous? It’s normal to feel some apprehension. If you take sleep aids, have them to ensure ample rest. If not, watch our live hair transplant surgery videos for reassurance. Rest assured, the process is nearly painless. On a pain scale of 0-10 (with 10 being intense), most patients rate the pain below 3 throughout the procedure. We exclusively use local anesthesia, avoiding intravenous methods to keep you alert post-surgery. Our standard practice permits patients to self-drive post-surgery after a brief wait. Aim for a restful night. If you consume alcohol, limit to 30ml of a strong beverage or a pint of beer. Chronic smokers should refrain from smoking a week before the surgery.
We are committed to making your hair transplant journey as smooth and efficient as possible. Trust in our expertise, and let’s embark on this transformative journey together.