The success rate of modern hair transplants is incredibly high. Many experts suggest that patients can expect an impressive 90-100% of the donor hair follicles to successfully regrow in the newly-transplanted area of the scalp.
So, if you’ve been considering a hair transplant as a solution to thinning hair, balding, or other hair loss issues, you can feel confident that your hair transplant procedure stands an excellent chance of creating the thicker, fuller hair or hairline that you’re looking for.
If you’d like to boost your chances of a successful hair transplant outcome even further, there are some additional steps you can take to ensure you get both the best results and enjoy the best possible experience.
Unfortunately, hair restoration is not a quick solution to hair loss. It takes time to properly research and choose the right hair transplant clinic and the right hair transplant method.
Furthermore, anyone considering hair transplantation will also need to be patient as it can take several months before hair transplant recipients will be able to see the full and final results of the new hair growth of their transplanted hair. (Learn more about what to expect post-hair transplant operation in the hair transplant growth timeline.)
Before you set off on your hair restoration journey, read our top 5 tips for how you can get the best results and make the most out of this experience.
Part of the success of any hair transplant experience lies in choosing the right clinic and surgeon for your particular needs, as well as having realistic expectations about what’s possible and not making a decision soley on costs.
To find the best quality provision for your budget and your needs, it pays to do some due diligence beforehand. Look for hair transplant clinics that are registered by their country’s health authority. For example, if you are in the U.K. look for clinics that are registered with the Quality Care Commission.
In addition to researching clinics, we recommend that all individuals interested in hair transplantation also research hair transplant treatments such as Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplant surgery to find out which method will work best for you. Again, any time spent researching the best options for you will be time well spent in the long run.
Begin your research online but if possible speak to other hair transplant clinics directly. The most reputable ones will be happy to put you in touch with past patients who will give you an honest review of what you can expect.
Check out Wimpole Clinic’s patient gallery for hair transplant before and after photos.
As with any surgery, it’s a great idea to give your body the best possible chances of coping well to the upcoming hair transplant operation.
While you don’t usually need to take any special measures in preparation for a hair transplant, you’ll improve your chances of a successful outcome and a swift recovery if you’re in good health.
Therefore it’s important to take the opportunity to eat well, get plenty of rest, and reduce stress as much as possible in the days and weeks before your procedure.
There are some ‘Dos & Don’ts’ to bear in mind immediately after your hair transplant procedure.
Your clinic will make sure you’re well aware of these, but they generally include things like avoiding excessive strain or sweating around the transplant area, restricting headwear, and avoiding alcohol, smoking and stressful activities.
Most of these are common sense, and simply giving yourself some time to rest and recover from the operation will support the best possible results.
Once you’ve recovered from the transplant procedure and your scalp has healed, you will still need to take special care of your hair to support the hair grafts in becoming well-established.
Again, these steps are mostly common sense, such as taking extra care when washing your hair after a hair transplant, as well as brushing and styling your hair or wearing caps and hats after a hair transplant.
You must also take care how you sleep after a hair transplant. Though a little extra aftercare and awareness can make a positive difference, you’ll probably be surprised by how quickly you can treat the newly transplanted hair follicles as normal hair growth.
Beyond the recovery and initial aftercare, you can still help your hair look its best with medication, good haircare, and maintenance practices.
Treating your transplanted and existing hair with quality shampoos and conditioners will ensure it looks its best. Taking good care of your nutrition and general well-being will help to support healthy hair growth from the inside out.
If you take steps to look after yourself and your new transplanted hairs, you can look forward to feeling good about your hair and your appearance again. Needless to say, this will be well worth a little extra effort in the short term.
Furthermore, if you do a good job of your homework and prep work before the hair transplant procedure, you’ll be helping to ensure that you have a pleasant, safe, and successful experience throughout.
Then, a few short months after the procedure, when the results are fully established and permanent, you’ll be glad you took the extra steps to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your hair.
However, with all hair loss treatments, your hair restoration clinic should be giving you good pre and post-care notes to get the best out of your hair transplant surgery!
If you are worried about hair loss and want to get the best advice on how to treat it, contact one of our hair loss specialists at Wimpole Clinic today.
Our award-winning clinic prides itself on offering our patients the best in hair loss treatments and hair transplant services.
We offer free consultations where patients can get a proper assessment and ask any questions they may have. We can also discuss the options available to you based on your particular needs and goals.
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