The Do’s and Don’ts of Hair Restoration


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The Do’s and Don’ts of Hair Restoration

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  2. 2.  Hair has always been associated with the symbol of one’s vitality and youthfulness as far as history is concerned. People since ancient times had always paid attention to the beauty of their hair. Even the great Roman dictator, Julius Caesar wore a crown to disguise his baldness. With the advancements in science and technology, proven methods like hair restoration are a new way of reviving your hair. Luckily for us, we won’t need to use leaves to cover our head like Julius Caesar did. Today, there are many clinics around the world that exclusively focus on hair transplant treatment. Unfortunately, because hair restoration is so profitable, there are some incompetent commercially oriented clinics that do poor quality transplants and even dangerous transplantations. Any dermatologist can attend a course that lasts a few days and leave—supposedly fully qualified to conduct hair transplants.
  3. 3. If you are considering the hair transplant option, make sure youinvestigate the clinic and the hair transplant surgeon who willbe conducting the procedure. The following are the do’s anddon’ts of hair restoration: Do find a dermatologist recommended by a professional non-profit organization such as the American Hair Loss Council, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, or similar organizations in other countries.
  4. 4.  Do seek personal recommendations from people who have already had hair transplantations. You can ask them about their experience and judge how good their transplant looks. If you don’t know anyone with a hair transplant, call several transplant clinics you are interested in and ask them for names of previous patients you can contact to ask about their transplants and see the result. Do speak to the dermatologist who will carry out the procedure and not to a salesperson when deciding what type of transplant to have and finding out what the procedure will involve. Do shop around and contact several clinics. The cost of transplantation procedures varies considerably and price is not necessarily a reflection of quality. Because hair transplantation is now so commercialized, many clinics charge what they think the market will bear in their region. Do ask about the different grafting methods available and which one is best for you. Different degrees and patterns of hair loss require different transplant techniques. Ask how much experience the dermatologist has with the particular technique you want done and make sure you are satisfied with the reply. Do realize that the more hair loss you have, the longer the procedure will take and it may mean having several operations spanning several months to years before you and your dermatologist are truly satisfied with the result.
  5. 5.  Do realize that transplant surgery is generally considered a cosmetic treatment and as such will not be paid for by medical insurance or a national health service. Hair transplantation may be covered by medical insurance or state health bodies if the cause of hair loss was due to a clinical disease or the result of an accident, injury, and/or burns. Don’t ask for a low hairline on your forehead. The hairline you had as a child or teenager looked great at that age. It looks inappropriate and even ridiculous in an adult. All adults have a higher hairline than they had as a teenager regardless of whether they have androgenetic alopecia or not. Don’t assume that a prestigious dermatologist is capable of conducting hair transplants. A dermatologist may have built his/her reputation in other areas of dermatology and may actually have very little experience of transplantation. Don’t part with your money until you have all your questions answered to your satisfaction and you are absolutely convinced that hair transplantation is right for you! Remember: You will be paying a lot of money and will have to live with the result for the rest of your life, so make sure that you find an experienced dermatologist working in a clinic with a good, long-term track record!