By Dr. Sushma Yadav, Dermatology
Hair Transplant is a hair renewal medical therapy for both men and women. It’s a surgical procedure which moves hair follicles from a particular part of the body (donor site) to the balding part (recipient site). This is a fairly common and very popular procedure through which a natural hairline is restored. Some of the things to consider before you go for hair transplant are mentioned below.
Tips to be kept in mind:
Expert advice: An important factor that has to be kept in mind before undergoing hair transplant is to look for a good doctor as well as physical checkups. This isn’t just a regular skin treatment or a non-invasive cosmetology procured from any hair salon. This is a proper medical procedure and a doctor’s consultation is advised for a health check up even before you go for a cosmetic consultation for the actual procedure.
Qualified experts are rare: Hair loss can indeed be a harrowing experience, but the quality of the treatment must not be compromised in haste. A certified dermatologist should be approached instead of a non-medical or under-qualified doctor. The credentials and the track record of the establishment performing the surgery are also very important.
If the advertisements seem too good to be true then it is most likely a hoax: Clinics offering large discounts with advertisements published in newspapers are generally not genuine and you must not fall for these marketing gimmicks. Those ads may be luring but devoid of honesty. A certified dermatologist well equipped with a chamber of his own, who can provide quality infrastructure and treatment and has a proven track record is the person you should be looking for.
Proper research needs to be put through: Do some investigation and find out all that you need to know about the clinic you prefer. A licensed and trained dermatologist is the one you are looking for. Rather than contemplating on the price cut offered, you should instead ask to see his proven record and certificate before proceeding further.
Research about pre-operative preparations and about post-operative recovery:These are very important things to consider before undergoing any procedure. This will help you prepare better for the procedure and will also result in a better outcome. It will also help you prepare for the actions required and what to expect during post-procedure recovery.