Are you considering a hair transplant? Or have you already taken the first step and had a consultation? Or perhaps you’ve already booked and you’re preparing for your procedure? This article covers what you need to know before having your hair transplant.
Things You Need To Know
Don’t leave it too late – we can only work with the hair you’ve got
Having a hair transplant is a big decision and many people will think about it for weeks, months and sometimes years before doing anything about it.
People who leave their hair restoration too late may be disappointed to learn that they do not have enough donor hairs for a hair transplant. We can only work with the hair that you have. During a microsurgery hair transplant, hair follicles (donor hairs) are delicately transplanted from the back and sides of the scalp to the treatment area and you need enough donor hairs to achieve a natural result.
The most important step to take is to have a consultation with a hair restoration expert to get a correct diagnosis for your hair loss. You will then be able to consider you hair restoration options.
There are different types of hair transplant techniques
It’s important to know that there are different techniques – FUT, FUE and DHI Microsurgery. When starting to research, most people are surprised by how far hair transplants have advanced. Traditional methods, such as FUT or “strip” surgery (which are still used by some clinics today), involve cutting a long strip from the back of the head and transplanting follicles (or groups of follicles) into the treatment area. This technique involves a sizeable incision, stitches, scarring, potential for unnatural results and a long recovery.
The most advanced hair transplant technique, which is referred to as “DHI Microsurgery” is the most delicate as there are no incisions, no stitches, no detectable scarring, recovery is minimised ad results are 100% natural, guaranteed.
DHI microsurgery hair transplants are permanent
A hair transplant is the only natural form of permanent hair restoration available. The hair follicles that are transplanted from the back and sides of the scalp are naturally more resistant to balding. When the follicles are transplanted to the treatment area, they are “programmed” to remain in the same growth cycle as before they were transplanted. Meaning, they will continue to grow as they had done before, in the donor area.
What is the true cost of a hair transplant?
When considering a hair transplant, the focus can be on the cost, but it’s important to remember that the protection of the donor area, follicle survival rate and a good result is most important.
Some people will consider medical tourism (going overseas) to “save” on the cost of a hair transplant, but don’t fully consider the risks involved. Regulation is poor abroad and patients risk a procedure done by unqualified people. Patients can fall victim to shoddy clinics and pay for a poor hair transplant with irreparable results. Recent news stories have indicated that in some countries, taxi drivers have been performing hair transplants to cash in on a growing market, with disastrous results. To read the full article, click here: When Hair Transplants Go WRONG
All DHI microsurgery procedures are completed by Doctors trained and certified by the London Hair Restoration Academy, who undergo ongoing training. Additionally, the DHI technique consistently achieves over 95% follicle survival rate and natural results are guaranteed.
The importance of a consultation
Every person is an individual with their own unique hair loss and medical history. For personalised information and pre-procedure instructions, you must have a consultation with a hair restoration expert. During your consultation, your scalp will be analysed and your hair loss diagnosed. The best treatment options can then be discussed.
Book Your Consultation
At DHI Australia, we only offer DHI Microsurgery hair transplants as this is the most advanced technique and offers the best possible results for our patients. The DHI Medical Group has the largest and most experienced team in hair restoration, over 48 years experience and 75 clinics globally.
For a correct diagnosis for your hair loss, the first step is to book a consultation with a DHI hair restoration expert. Simply click on one of the buttons below to book a consultation or ask a question. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 787 563.