Modern technology has opened up a world of new opportunities for hair restoration, and with the increasing skill and proficiency of the top specialists who are leading the field, it seems reasonable to expect that the general standard for all modern hair transplants will be high, and that impressive and successful results will be the norm within the industry.
And while it’s true that the possibilities and potential of hair transplant options have come a long way in the last decade, it’s also important to bear in mind that there’s still a degree of variety within the industry as a whole.
Standards may be high in the vast majority of hair restoration specialists, but unfortunately, it’s also clear that not all hair clinics are operating at the highest levels or utilising the latest techniques. And in the rush to capitalise on this thriving and lucrative market, not all of the surgeons offering hair transplants can claim decades or even years of experience and expertise.
In other words, when it comes to researching your options, not all hair transplants are the same. So, if you’ve decided that a hair transplant is the right approach for your particular hair loss issues, here are two important factors that will help you select the best possible option and enjoy the kind of successful results that are available.
Choosing the right procedure
The first hair transplant procedure to become popular was the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) or Strip method. This technique involved the removal of a strip of scalp from the back of the head, which was then used to harvest the donor follicles for transplantation. While this method is still available, and possibly the preferred choice in some cases, it is not the most recent technique available.
The latest advances in the industry have led to the FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) procedure becoming a more popular choice for modern hair transplants. This technique doesn’t require the removal of a strip of scalp and so has the advantage of less visible scarring, particularly for those who like to wear their hair cut short.
Both options are still available within the industry, and each claims their own advantages, so it’s important to be aware of the difference and to consult with your surgeon about which would be the best option for you.
Choosing the right surgeon
A hair transplant is a meticulous and highly skilled procedure. The top surgeons in the industry have built up their skill and expertise through many hours of careful and precise follicular extraction and transplantation. It’s natural to assume that the more experienced the surgeon, the better the results, as they will have developed a high degree of competency and talent, as well as an intuitive sense for what creates the most effective and natural-looking results.
However, the calibre of the surgeon is not solely their performance in the operating room. The top hair transplant experts will also be highly experienced in advising patients on the appropriate procedures, and the right volume of hair to transplant (more is not always better). They will also be highly skilled in designing a hairline that not only provides the desired aesthetic but will also be appropriate for any future hair loss patterns.
Understandably, this kind of expertise can take many years to acquire. Of course, it may be the case that some newer surgeons have a particular flair for hair transplantation or have managed to acquire their skills quite quickly. But generally speaking, to get the best possible results from your procedure, aim to choose a surgeon who has a proven track record of the kind of successful results you’re hoping to achieve.
By bearing in mind these two important aspects, you’ll be well-placed to benefit from the impressive success rates and standards of excellence within the modern hair transplant industry. And while it’s not always necessary to pay a huge sum for surgery from a leading hair clinic in this field, you deserve a certain standard of excellence and expertise for a procedure that can have such a beneficial impact on your appearance and self-esteem.