When considering having a hair transplant to replace thinning or lost hair, you should always seek advice before booking in for the procedure itself. Any clinic that doesn’t offer an initial consultation to discuss your options (after all, a hair transplant many not be right for you, and something else may be much more suitable – you won’t know until you come in for a chat with a qualified professional, such as you will find at Vinci Clinics) should be steered away from. These are the clinics that are interested in your hard earned cash and not much else.
Before settling on a clinic and practitioner, you should ask a number of questions to ensure you are happy with what will happen before, during, and after your hair transplant. If you are uncomfortable with any answers given, if they are not the responses you are looking for, or if any question is avoided during your consultation, it is best to try another clinic. A hair transplant is a serious procedure, and should not be undertaken lightly, or if there is any doubt in your mind.
You will know which questions are important to you, but to get you started here is an idea of what you might like to ask:How much experience does the person who will be carrying out the procedure have?
- What are his or her qualifications?
- Where did he or she train, and how long ago?
- Does he or she (and the clinic itself) have any accreditations from a recognised body, board, or facility?
- How many hair transplants are carried out each year by the clinic, and by the practitioner personally?
- What kinds of hair transplants do they do?
- How is the cost calculated? Is it per follicle, or per follicular unit? Or is it a procedural charge?
- What about the surgeon’s assistants? What training have they had, and how much experience?
- What kind of anaesthetic is used?
- Is it possible to see photos of the results of previous patients’ procedures? Or better still, would any previous patients mind being contacted to talk about their own experience at the clinic?
It’s not just about cost; it’s about patient care and the end result, both of which Vinci Clinic takes very seriously indeed.