Before any cosmetic medical procedure, it is important to establish an approach to treatment that best suits the individual patient. Hair restoration methods are personalised, which means approaches will vary from patient to patient. Every individual has different requirements according to various factors. These can include:
- The extent of hair loss
- Causes of hair loss
- Family history and genetics
- Age and medical history
- Desired outcomes
- Personal preferences
A consultation will give you the opportunity to discuss these things with a trained professional to determine the best path of treatment. It will also give you an idea of which procedures are available and clear up any uncertainties you may have.
Evaluation of patient condition
At your consultation, our experienced staff will evaluate your hair growth and loss. Determining an approach to treatment often necessitates looking into the past to analyse possible causes of the problem, including your general health and lifestyle. It may also involve discussing your family history, as this will help determine if your hair loss is linked to a genetic predisposition. An approach to hair restoration will be chosen and customised to address your specific situation and to achieve the best possible results. We can also answer any questions you may have to ensure you have a clear picture of what a hair restoration procedure will entail.
The consultation will facilitate important discussion about your current condition and how to minimise risks following your hair restoration procedure. This can include any history of medical conditions or other issues that may impinge on the success of your desired procedure. In the case of a hair transplant, these issues can include:
- Insufficient hair in the donor area
- Active wounds in either the donor or implantation area
- Uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Issues of blood clotting
- The tendency for excessive scarring
- Certain drugs or medications
Every approach to hair restoration treatment is different, depending on the patient’s needs and preferences. In addition to the causes of hair loss, the severity of your condition, and your medical needs, we will thoroughly discuss your personal goals and desired hair restoration outcomes. This will help us develop an approach to treatment that will achieve the best results.
Some patients pursue hair restoration treatments for a specific event or special occasion. In such cases, we recommend planning the procedure six months to a year in advance to allow time for your results to fully manifest. Our experienced and friendly team will address any concerns you may have and help manage your expectations, outlining the best hair restoration options for your personal situation.
Not all patients are suitable for every procedure. Once the aforementioned factors have been discussed, we will be able to address your suitability for a hair restoration procedure.
Once a suitable path of treatment has been decided, we will explain what the procedure entails – the before, during, and after. It’s important to make sure you have a clear understanding of which procedures will be undergone, how long each will take, whether grafts will be used, and the risks and benefits associated. This will ensure you have a clear understanding of what to expect.