Questions to ask your doctor before a FUE hair transplant

24.06.2020

For several years I have been meeting patients who not only face the problem of hair loss on a daily basis but also a number of negative emotions and feelings associated with their problem. Lack of self-confidence, stress and even depression, just to mention a few. It’s high time to be through with it all. If the pharmacological treatment doesn’t bring the desirable results, consider the possibility of hair transplant – this particular solution will enable you to win the unequal battle with hair loss and baldness. When you continue reading this post, you will learn what questions are obligatory to ask your doctor before the procedure – only if you choose an experienced specialist will you be able to overcome the problem once and for all.

Less means more

Most of FUE hair transplants take the doctor the whole working day, so don’t hesitate to ask how many procedures a day are performed by the specialist who is going to take care of your head and hair. Bear in mind that each and every doctor, even the best one, has only one pair of hands, so as for the transplant he should devote his time and attention to one, at the utmost two patients a day. If the doctor performs the procedure himself and does not delegate technicians to do so, you certainly won’t be informed about a bigger number of transplants – in that case, less is more, that is the fewer procedures a day, the more time devoted to one patient. Haste is a bad adviser, and a responsible doctor always allows for some space for sudden and unforeseen occurrences. What is the most important is the patient’s wellbeing , that is why work under pressure is out of question!

Hair follicle transplant

Another issue worth paying attention to is the number of hair follicles implanted during one session of the procedure. FUE hair transplant specialists, for whom ethics is fundamental, limit the number of hair follicles being implanted to 2,000 -2,500 a day. More intensive and larger sessions should be conducted in the following two days to enable the doctor to implant approximately 2,500 – 3,000 hair follicles in total. The quality of the patient’s hair is of key importance here; however, upholding the above standards is crucial as well. Keeping the adequate numbers of implanted hair follicles and good management of the patient’s hair allows for a successful hair loss treatment in the future and contributes to improving the quality of the growing hair.

Hair loss in the future

The transplanted hair will grow for many years but …what about baldness which can appear in other parts of the head? An experienced doctor is able to predict the hair loss of a particular patient, so be sure to ask during the consultation meeting about the likelihood of a gradual hair loss in the future. The success of FUE hair transplant depends on several factors, therefore the inclusion of the above issues has a great influence on the final result of the whole procedure.

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