The severity of hair loss, the amount of existing hair left on the head, and the patient’s goals are a few important factors to consider when determining whether or not a hair transplant is right for you. What may be right for one person may not be right for another.
When deciding if you’re a good candidate for a hair transplant, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the procedure and its results. A consultation with an experienced hair restoration specialist like Dr. Robin Unger can help guide you in making this decision.
Know The Types Of Hair Transplant You Want
It’s also important to know what types of hair transplant procedures are available and which ones can best meet your needs.
Hair transplantation is a surgical procedure that restores hair by transplanting new follicles into balding or thinning areas. This procedure can be used to restore eyelashes, eyebrows, beard hair, chest hair, pubic hair, and also to fill in scars caused by accidents or surgery such as face-lifts and previous hair transplants.
Hair transplantation differs from skin grafting in that grafts contain almost all of the epidermis and dermis surrounding the hair follicle, and many tiny grafts are transplanted rather than a single strip of skin.
The two main types of hair transplant procedures are Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). Both procedures work in different ways to restore balding areas on the scalp with healthy transplanted hair.
There are other hair restoration options available, including medications like minoxidil, laser therapy, and platelet-rich plasma treatments. These options might be good for treating mild hair loss or maintaining the results of a previous transplant procedure.
Dr. Unger’s patients have received excellent results in quick recovery time with minimal discomfort or scarring — using advanced safe anesthesia, high precision instruments, and the latest in technology to ensure near-perfect outcomes.
How Do You Know If You’re A Good Candidate?
The first step in determining candidacy is to schedule a consultation with a hair transplant doctor. During the consultation, the doctor will examine your hair loss thoroughly. They will look at how much hair you have lost and where you have lost it from. They will also examine the area of your scalp where they would be transplanting hair follicles to determine that it is thick enough to accommodate the transplanted hairs.
The doctor will also likely ask you questions about your health history, including whether or not you suffer from any medical conditions that may interfere with your ability to undergo a hair transplant procedure.
If you are found to be a good candidate for hair transplantation, the next step is typically to contact Dr. Robin Unger to create a hair transplant treatment plan for your natural-looking full head of hair. This plan takes into consideration your own personal needs and goals when it comes to restoring your hair as well as any other factors that may impact your ability to achieve those goals.