When It’s Time to Consider a Hair Transplant

If you’re like most folks who struggle with hair loss, it isn’t a problem that arose overnight. It’s likely been months, and probably years, that you’ve been looking in the mirror and seeing thinning or bald patches or noticing an increasing amount of hair in your drain or on your brush. It may be the case that you’ve actually tried to do something about your hair loss; using special shampoos or medication, making lifestyle changes, or exploring other non-surgical options for stopping or reversing the problem – all to no avail.

If you’ve unsuccessfully made all of these efforts – or made no effort at all – and are serious about doing something to fix your hair loss issues, it may be time to consider a hair transplant.

The first thing you need to know about hair transplants is that what you think you know about hair transplants may not be true anymore. The hair restoration techniques and technology used today to restore hair have come a long way in the past couple of decades. The days of “plugs,” “doll hair,” and long, visible scars are long gone. Hair transplants are less invasive, more natural-looking, and require less recovery time than they did in the past.

But while you can – and should – make the decision to consider a hair transplant, whether hair restoration surgery is the best or most effective option for addressing your hair loss is a decision that you need to make in consultation with an experienced and knowledgeable hair restoration physician.

Choosing the right hair transplant surgeon to call for a consultation can be intimidating. There is no shortage of doctors, clinics, and other hair restoration “professionals” her in South Florida who are ready to take your money with promises that they aren’t prepared or able to keep.   

When you arrange for a hair loss consultation, make sure you are meeting with a doctor, not merely a “consultant.” Then feel free to 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 technique best suited for your specific needs and goals.

It may turn out that your doctor does not think you are a suitable candidate for hair transplant surgery and suggest another course of treatment. This may be because you don’t have a sufficient amount of donor hair, your hair loss is temporary or diffuse, or you are too young for surgery. 

Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation at the Miami Hair & Skin 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 & Skin Institute, we evaluate each hair loss patient with a comprehensive and proven methodology, obtaining a detailed medical history, performing an in-depth scalp examination using state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and, if indicated, 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.