How do you know you are a candidate for hair transplant?

How do you know you are a candidate for hair transplant?

You have decided on hair restoration and now are looking for a qualified hair restoration surgeon with the most advanced modern technique for the best result. It is important to know the facts about your hair loss so that you can make the right decision. The first step is to do a consultation with a qualified hair restoration specialist to see if you are a good candidate for surgical or medical hair regiment option.

Making an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan requires an examination by hair transplant specialist and not a consultant. The elements that a doctor assesses to determine whether a patient is a good candidate for surgical hair restoration include: the cause of hair loss, the patient's age, goal, and expectations, general health, donor availability, the degree of hair loss, previous hair restoration surgeries, and future progression of hair loss. The doctor should give the patient realistic estimate of the number of grafts, the areas of coverage, the cost for the procedure and the expected result.

During the initial consultation with the specialist, the doctor should spend a considerable amount of time to educate the patient utilizing computer hair analysis to evaluate the extent of hair loss, hair loss progression, hair characteristics, and the donor availability.The physician should provide an estimate of the number of grafts needed, recommend and explain the best technique of harvesting the grafts that best fits the patient's concerns and goals and the method used for the recipient area. The hair restoration specialist should provide all the information necessary for the patient to make an educated decision for any surgical or medical hair treatment options available.

Nowadays only one to two procedures may be needed depending on the degree of balding, patient's donor supply, hair characteristics, and patient's special goals. Hair transplants are remarkably well tolerated and will continue to grow for most, if not all of one's life. However, before committing to a treatment plan, one should be satisfied that all the relevant questions have been addressed.

Dr. Meshkin is honored to be recognized as a designated long standing member of ISHRS by his peers and also be certified diplomat by ABHRS for his knowledge and skill as a specialized hair restoration surgeon. To find out more about your hair loss, visit one of Dr. Meshkin's hair transplant and hair restoration clinics in Los Angeles or in Irvine locations. Dr. Meshkin will use the latest techniques and gives the best hair restoration recommendations customized to your needs and concerns.

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