Losing your hair can shake your self-confidence and drastically alter your appearance. Therefore when some people begin to lose their hair, they seek out ways to retain or regain the healthy head of hair they love. One popular choice people make is to have hair transplantation surgery. But there are several things to consider before deciding to get hair implants. The following are a few of them.
Are there other hair loss treatments that can help?
Before deciding whether to have hair transplant surgery, it’s wise to thoroughly investigate other options for treating your hair loss. Some people find products that contain finasteride can be very effective. For others, corticosteroids or low-energy laser light might be the best solution. Talk with a dermatologist or seek advice from experts like Dr. Chen Tai Ho from Premier Clinic Malaysia to see which one may work best for you.
What type of results can you expect?
Many of the commercials show people regaining a full head of hair after hair transplantation surgery. Some detractors say most people can only expect to see about 25% of their original hair density. Do your research so you’ll know the type of result you can realistically expect.
Will the hair transplant last forever?
It’s important to consider the long-term impact of hair transplantation. Will you retain a youthful head of hair for the rest of your life, will the transplanted hair eventually thin and fall out, or will your transplanted hair look like unmanageable weeds? Do your research. This is something important to consider before opting for hair transplantation surgery.
Will hair transplants leave scar and pock marks that become more visible as you age?
Some people are very happy with the long-term results of the surgery. Others complain it left scars where the hair was removed and pock marks where it was implanted. Talk to a dermatologist, hair transplant specialists, and patients. This will enable you to get a better sense of what your head will look like ten years or more after the hair transplant.
Will the transplanted hair look natural?
Look at many before and after pictures and try to see some people that have had the transplants done. This will give you a better sense of if the transplant will look natural. Bear in mind the skill and experience of the doctor and genetic factors will also play a role in how the transplanted hair looks.
How many surgeries will you need?
All the hair is not transplanted at one time. Depending on the size of the area to be treated and the skill of the transplant team, it can take two or more surgeries to cover the area of your head that is bald or has thinning hair. The doctor performing the transplant can best answer this question. Talking to others that have had the surgery can also help.
Are there any risks associated with hair transplantation surgery?
There is the chance of infection. Therefore it’s imperative to follow the follow the post-operative instructions carefully.