Hair transplants have never looked so good. Technological advances have combined with scientific research to give us transplants that consistently deliver thick, natural hair. The ‘plugs’, the scarring and the artificiality of hair transplants have all long since departed the scene. Of course, many of us have read the disaster stories of those for whom hair transplant surgery has become a nightmare. So, how do you ensure that your procedure has a happy ending?
Below, we list five things involved in a good hair transplant experience. Keep scrolling to find out more!
The cornerstone of any good hair transplant is thorough research. Remember, this procedure will change your appearance for life, so you want to be sure it’s done well. Use the internet, listen to recommendations from people you trust, and contact the clinics you’re considering with your questions. If they’re a reputable company, they’ll welcome your interest.
The cost will obviously be a factor in your considerations, but it shouldn’t be the only one. The objective is to find the best option commensurate with your budget, not simply the cheapest on the market; that way lies heartbreak. Give some thought to the location of the clinic. Travelling too far from home can add to your costs and is also less than ideal when it comes to post-op care.
#2 A Reputable Clinic
Hopefully, your research will lead you smoothly to the door of a reputable clinic. That’s a clinic that employs well-qualified and experienced hair transplant surgeons (you’ll have checked them out as part of your research). Surgeons are the headline acts in any clinic, but they’re not the only important element in a successful, respected clinic. The medical team of nurses and technicians who work with the surgeon are also important. And you want all these competent, skilled medics and technicians to be working in a clean environment using state-of-the-art equipment.
#3 Free Consultation
Reputable clinics will often offer clients a free consultation before there’s any commitment on the client’s part to spending money. Firstly, this gives the clinic the chance to assess a client’s hair loss status and to make a judgement about the most appropriate treatment. Secondly, good clinics have confidence in their staff, their product and their values. They know that positive staff-client interaction is the most convincing sales pitch.
A free consultation gives you, the client, the opportunity to get some honest and realistic advice about what you can expect. More importantly, it will give you a sense of what the clinic is about. Are the staff focused on the needs of the client or are they busy upselling and hustling? If you get bad vibes at this stage, you should walk away and look elsewhere.
#4 Good Design
As with most things in life, good preparation and design play a huge role in determining the quality of your hair transplant. In the design stage, you state what you want from the hair transplant procedure and the clinic tells you what can realistically be achieved. If you’re fortunate, the two won’t be far apart. The design stage allows the clinic to take a close look at the texture and quality of your hair and assess the pattern of any future hair loss.
With any surgery, there is a danger of infection in the immediate aftermath. Top clinics reduce this risk to a minimum by sending clients away with clear instructions on what to do and what to avoid doing in the hours and days following surgery. They also arrange check-ups a few days after surgery to make sure that everything is as it should be. Clients are also encouraged to contact the clinic if they have any concerns or experience any discomfort.
The importance of good aftercare is just one reason why joining the tourist trail for a hair transplant is a bad idea. While one can obtain a cheaper service doing this, it’s often at the expense of quality and safety, and aftercare is a big part of safety. Once you leave a clinic abroad and travel home, you are very much on your own.
Of the points we’ve listed above, the first is the most important. If you don’t do your due diligence, the chances of achieving any of the other points are slim, so take your time and do your research. The time and effort you put in at this stage will pay dividends in the long run!
At Vinci Hair Clinic, we’re proud of the services we offer our clients, so we’re always happy to answer questions and talk about what we do. That’s why we offer all our new clients a free, no-obligation consultation, either on the phone using photos or at one of our modern clinics. All you have to do is get in touch and make an appointment!