So you’ve settled on receiving hair transplantation surgery. Now, you want to make sure you have as much information as possible to maximize your results from the procedure. These procedures are expensive and are nearly always paid for out of pocket. This is why I don’t blame you for trying to get the most bang for your buck.
You may have already done some preliminary research about hair transplantation. If you haven’t, Vera Clinic has a wealth of knowledge to get you on the same page of this article’s knowledge base.
So, how do you make sure your hair transplant is as gainful and worthwhile as possible?
1. How Can I Help My Hair After the Surgery?
There are some simple things to do to ensure the health of your scalp post-surgery. The first would be to ensure you have a hair-healthy diet full of things like eggs, fruits, and veggies. These provide your hair with protein and vitamins necessary for growth. Cutting down or quitting smoking will also guarantee your hair transplant goes as successfully as possible.
Choosing to go on a hair growth-promoting medication like Rogaine or Propecia will also enhance your overall hair health. As these medications don’t work instantly, it’s recommended to begin taking the medication for some time before the surgery and to remain on it well after.
2. Clearing Your Schedule
While it’s a relatively minor surgery, you should make sure your schedule is conducive to a speedy recovery. At least one or two days of rest is essential, so make sure to take time off. The one or two-day mark is for basic recovery, however. If you’d prefer not to be seen with redness or the semi-strangeness of the post-transplant look of the head, be certain to book the surgery on the day where you’ll have much time to rest and to recuperate in private.
3. Did You Pick the Right Doctor?
Ensure you select a doctor that will give you the results you’d like at a price you can afford. Don’t choose the first hair surgeon you visit in your area unless he has a very impressive portfolio full of before and after pictures, and be sure to ask how long after the surgery these pictures were taken, so you have an idea as to the long-term success of his or her patients.
Even if the doctors in your area are qualified, they may be overcharging if there aren’t many options. Driving to another area could save you thousands of dollars for the same level of care, so be sure to shop around.
Remember that hair transplant surgery is actually a long-term fix and not meant to be an instant solution. The transplanted hair usually falls out a few weeks after the procedure. But then, by the full-year mark, hair should be growing as it did before that area experienced any balding.
This procedure typically sees positive results, but being able to maximize the percentage points of new hair growth might be able to prevent you from having to get more than one transplant.