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Things to consider before a Hair Restorative Surgery
When a patient experiencing hair loss consults a hair restoration specialist, both the patient and consultant have to consider several different options before a final treatment plan is carried out. Whether the patient is a man or a woman, the consultant has to carry out tests for proper diagnosis, so the cause of hair loss can be identified.
Some of the major causes of hair loss in most men and women is genetics, which causes hereditary hair loss. This kind of hair loss is called Androgenetic Alopecia. There could be other reasons of hair fall, such as neglect, poor diet, ill health, use of certain medications, stress and tension, hormonal changes in women and several others. Once the diagnosis stage is complete, the consultant can decide which treatment plan to follow, including surgical or non-surgical methods. Surgical hair restorative procedures include hair transplant which is a one time process and gives very natural results. However, it can be a bit costly for the patient. Non surgical methods on the other hand include drugs such as Propecia or Minoxidil which stop further hair loss and help the lost hair to grow back.
There are certain other things which need to be considered by both the patient and consultant before a hair restorative plan can be carried out. These include factors like age, pattern of hair loss, history of hair loss in the family, hair characteristics, patient’s health, history of any previous hair restoration attempts, cost considerations as well as the psychological status of the patient. Although one or more of these factors may be of lesser importance, it is still important to consider them before starting a hair restorative procedure.
Age – Age is one of the most important factors to consider in patients who decide to start any kind of hair restorative procedure. Hereditary hair fall is progressive in men and may start as early as the 20’s or 30’s. In young men, it can be difficult to predict the exact extent of hair loss in a man over the next few years. Therefore, hair restorative surgery in a young man can cause problems in the coming years as the remaining natural hair fall out. Hair transplant surgery at a young age mostly requires future surgeries to correct any more hair loss. Therefore it is advised to use non-surgical hair restorative procedures in young men experiencing hair loss.
Pattern of Hair Loss – This is another important reason to consider in the patient and to identify an estimate of how long has the patient been experiencing hair fall. If the hair loss pattern has been going on for years, the consultant can estimate the amount of hair which will be available for transplant, and also have an idea of how much scalp will need to be covered during hair transplant surgery.
History of hair loss in the family – The pattern of baldness in the family can give an idea of how much hair fall will be experienced by the patient Family usually includes the close male relatives of the patient. A study of hair fall in close male relatives usually gives an idea to the patient and consultant of how much hair fall with the patient experience.
Hair Characteristics – When panning hair restorative surgery, it is important for the consultant to consider factors like hair strength, its color and frizziness as well as curl in the hair. These characteristics will help to decide how the end results of hair transplant surgery will be.
Patient’s Health – Like other surgeries, hair transplant surgery will require the administration of a local anaesthetic, therefore the patients health will need to be monitored. If the patient is a smoker, the doctor will advise him to stop smoking several days before the scheduled surgery. The physician will also require a full medical history of the patient to decide if he can undergo surgery.
History of previous hair restoration attempts – if the patient has had any hair transplant surgery before or has used any non-surgical methods for hair restoration, then the hair restoration specialist will advise a treatment plan accordingly. Patients who have already had a previous hair transplant surgery have to go through a different procedure than a normal hair transplant which is known as hair reparative surgery.
No matter the extent of your hair loss problem, your hair consultant should be able to provide you the best solution. Make sure you visit a professional expert like doctors of hair transplant in pakistan who will be able to take good care of you.