What Men Should Know Before a Hair Transplant

You’ve had enough. Watching your hairline recede, seeing those bald patches getting larger, feeling embarrassed or depressed about looking older than you are – all of these can reach a point where you decide to do something about it. Every year, tens of thousands of men seek treatment for hair loss, including exploring the possibility of hair transplant surgery. 

If you are one of those men, you should arm yourself with some information as you begin your hair restoration journey. Here are a few things you should know while considering a hair transplant.

They’ve Come A Long Way

The first thing you need to know about hair transplant surgery is that what you think you know about the procedure and the results may not be true anymore. The hair restoration techniques and technology that we use today have come a long way over the past several decades. The days of “hair plugs,” “doll hair,” and long, visible scars are history. Hair transplant surgery is less invasive, more natural-looking, and requires less recovery time than it did in the past.

There Are Non-Surgical Alternatives To Hair Restoration

As much as you may want to regain a full head of hair, you may be averse to the idea of undergoing surgery if you don’t have to. Fortunately, there are several non-surgical hair restoration approaches that may be better suited for your needs, especially if you are not a good candidate for hair transplant surgery (see below).

Several medications, including Rogaine and Propecia, can help stop hair loss and even grow new hair in some men. Low-level laser therapy, platelet-rich plasma therapy, and stem cell therapy all are safe, proven, and effective in treating hair loss in many men.

You May Not Be A Good Candidate For Hair Transplant Surgery

Not every man can undergo hair transplant surgery and get the results they want. For hair transplant surgery to work, the patient actually needs to have hair to transplant. The surgeon needs to take hair from areas on the sides or back of your head and transplant them to the recipient area, where the follicles will continue to grow. If you lack sufficient donor hair, you need to explore other hair restoration alternatives.

You Need To Pick The Right Hair Transplant Surgeon

Choosing the right hair transplant surgeon to call for an initial consultation can be an intimidating and confusing process. There are plenty of doctors, clinics, and other hair restoration “professionals” here in South Florida who are more than happy to take your money with promises that they aren’t prepared or able to keep.   

When you arrange for a hair loss evaluation, make sure you are meeting with a doctor, not merely a “consultant.” Then ask the physician some or all of these 15 questions. Once you have found the doctor who you are comfortable with and have confidence in, they will recommend the hair restoration approach best suited for your specific needs and goals.

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation at the Miami Hair Institute Today

If you’re considering a hair transplant, you will only know whether this is a viable option after consulting with a hair restoration surgeon. At the Miami Hair Institute, we evaluate each hair loss patient with a comprehensive and proven methodology. We obtain a detailed medical history, perform an in-depth scalp examination using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and, if indicated, take blood tests to detect any underlying imbalances or deficiencies that may be contributing to the hair loss problem. With this information, we can determine the cause of hair loss and the most effective treatment option. To schedule your personalized hair loss evaluation, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.