Hair transplants, particularly in men, have been on the rise in the last few years, with celebrities such as Wayne Rooney taking the transplant leap.
If you’re a little self conscious about your hairline and you’ve been thinking about getting a hair transplant to boost your self confidence and get the luscious locks you’ve always been longing for, here are a few things you might want to keep in mind before taking the final step.
There are two different types of hair transplant – FUE and FUT transplants
When choosing which type of transplant is best for you, you have two main options, FUE or FUT transplants.
FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction transplants are when individual hair follicles are extracted from the side or back of the head and transplanted into the balding area(s). This form of transplant is better for those who like to keep their hair short, as there is no scarring.
FUT, or Follicular Unit Transplant takes a strip, rather than individual hair follicles used in FUE, and safely transplants many different grafts in a single session. There is some minor scarring left by this procedure, so it is recommended for those who keep their hair hair a little longer.
Go by previous reviews and case studies rather than total cost
When it comes to choosing your transplant clinic, it’s best to focus more on previous customer reviews and case studies, rather than the cost of the procedure. Focus more on whether the transplant has been successful in the long run for previous patients.
There are pre and post precautions to take, some are a little unusual
Make sure you are prepared to not only give up spicy food, smoking and alcohol, but if you’re a sun worshiper or a fan of the sun beds, you have to make sure you do not burn your scalp before the procedure.
You must also be prepared for the careful aftercare that comes with having a transplant. The success of the transplant also relies on the care you give following the procedure. If you follow the aftercare instructions down to the letter, you will be far more likely to have a successful transplant.
Manage your expectations
Remember that no matter how good the doctor or the clinic you are receiving your transplant from are, they can only do as much as physically and biologically possible. It’s important to listen to what your doctor tells you and keep in mind any risks or complications that could possibly occur.
Results take time, so patience is key
Try and be as patient as possible when looking for results. Results from procedures such as hair transplants take time and you shouldn’t be looking for instant gratification.
Crown Clinic are one of the leading providers of hair transplants and are more than happy to meet with you for a consultation about your transplant, whether you’ve decided to go ahead or are still on the fence, they will be able to provide you with tailored and one on one advice.