Considering a Hair Transplant?
Hair transplants have been around for a long time, the first one said to have taken place in the USA in the late 1950s. With the advancement of technology over the past decade, the good news is that hair transplants have progressed considerably since then. Today, there are even a handful of clinics in the UK (including JUVIDA!) that can offer cutting-edge ARTAS Robotic FUE. The robot uses intelligent algorithms to identify the best hairs for removing from the back of the head (called the donor area) and a doctor will implant these hairs into the recipient sites in order to give you the best cosmetic result.
What To Take Into Account
If you are contemplating a hair transplant, it is important to first book a consultation with a number of reputable hair clinics. Do some research and look for the ones who put patient care and quality first. Undergoing a hair transplant is a crucial decision and it is imperative to do some research on choosing a clinic based on the doctor, his qualification, and experience. Choosing quality over price is paramount. Do not be tempted to choose a clinic offering cheap transplants for £2000 with flights included straight away. Transplants abroad can be carried out by unqualified staff that do not adhere to the UK’s hygiene/safety standards and do not offer post-operative care. When choosing a hair clinic in the UK, you can be rest assured that stringent health and safety regulations will be adhered to and you will receive post operative care.
During your consultations, a hair transplant physician should examine your hair and scalp and discuss the options available to you and the pros and cons of each. He/she will confirm whether you are suitable for a hair transplant. ARTAS clinics like ours can also provide you with a 3-D image of how you will look after your hair transplant.
Things You Might Want To Ask
The consultation should be a two-way process, this is a chance to ask lots of questions! Be frank and state exactly what you hope to achieve from having the procedure. You could consider asking:
- What is the suitable age to undergo a hair transplant?
- How many grafts will I need to achieve a good result?
- What hair transplant techniques are available and what are the pros and cons of each?
- How much will the hair transplant will cost?
- How long will each procedure take?
- What post-operative care is available?
Once you have all this information, go away and take some time to think about the options. If you have any questions or concerns following your consultation, call the clinic back and ask for further answers and advice. A good clinic will have no objection to this, as they will be used to answering these types of questions. Making the decision to have a hair transplant is a big decision but it can only be made once you have all the facts.