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Counseling With Your Hair Transplant Specialist

Do you think hair transplantation is the only effective treatment for hair loss? Have you chosen a hair restoration clinic and the surgeon for your procedure? Then it is essential that you have a discussion with the hair restoration specialist before proceeding with the hair restoration surgery aimed at Androgenetic Alopecia Cure.

Benefits of the interaction
Broadly speaking, there are two benefits of this pre-transplantation interaction with the surgeon.

First, you can discuss all your expectations with the doctor. You will have a clear idea about the potential and limitations of the surgery. And thus you will have a realistic expectation about your androgenetic alopecia cure.

Secondly, the doctor will be able to inform you about the different transplant procedures available in their clinic. Besides, it will be an opportunity for him or her to identify the best possible option for you.
Preparing For The Interaction
The following steps might help you to use the interview time in an effective manner -
  • Make a list of all your queries in advance and take them with you to the interview. Trying to memorize the queries might mean you forget some of them. You should ideally have queries on the past operations of the surgeon, the particular transplant technique used by him, etc.
  • Make a list of the medications, if any, you are on. Also, include alternative health medications (like herbs, etc.). The drugs and herbs used by you may interact with the anesthetics or antibiotics used in hair transplantation. So, the doctor must know about them.
  • Carry all the information about your hair loss. Brief the doctor about the diagnosis you may have had by a dermatologist. You should also inform the doctor if you have had any drugs prescribed for the treatment of your hair loss.
  • Carry details of any recent blood tests you may have had. In any case, you might need to undergo a blood test prior to the transplantation. This is to determine whether you are suffering from things like HIV and Hepatitis C. Besides, it helps to determine your general health and your physical ability to undergo a surgical operation.
  • Carry the contact details of your physician and dentist. That will help the clinic contact them directly in case they want to discuss something with them.
Things To Expect In The Interview
Each surgeon has his own style of interview. But there are some common elements found in every such interaction.
  • Examining your general health - The surgeon will make queries about your general health. This is to determine whether you are fit enough for the surgery. You must answer all his queries honestly. Do not suppress any information that you feel might come in the way of the surgery. Honesty is the best policy for your long term health and welfare.
  • Examining your hair loss - The surgeon will examine your hair loss < premature-balding-nature.php>. He will check for the typical indicators of pattern baldness, scarring alopecia, or whatever hair loss condition you have. He will study your hair color, hair texture and coarseness, hair caliber, hair curl and density. And he will need to examine your scalp by hand.
  • History of your hair loss - The surgeon will inquire about the history of your hair loss. He will seek information about when it started, how quickly it progressed, etc. He might also make queries about the hair loss history in your genetic family.
  • Brief introduction about different hair transplant techniques - The surgeon might give you an introduction to different hair transplant techniques available in the clinic. Then, he might give you a detailed description of the technique he believes to be most suitable for you.
  • Expected results and after effects - The surgeon will brief you about the results that you can expect with your first transplant session. This briefing will save you from having any unrealistic expectations. He is also likely to brief you about the possible after effects to help you be prepared for the same.
  • Explaining the long term planning - The surgeon will also use the occasion to explain long term planning. He will brief you about the multiple surgical sessions that you may need to achieve the desired result. He will also brief you about the time between sessions, and the result expected from each session.