A hair transplant consultation is one of the most important steps of the entire process – after all, it is the only way that you can be sure that you’re getting the right treatment for your hair loss.
A consultation will allow you and your surgeon to discuss the results that you’re hoping for from your hair transplant and the best course of treatment for your hair loss, as well as giving you the opportunity to ask any questions that you might have.
Here’s what you can expect at a hair transplant consultation.
Discussing your medical history
If you have been researching different hair restoration clinics, you may notice that many offer free consultations. However, these consultations will almost always be with a sales representative, rather than a qualified medical professional. As a result, you may be sold treatments that are totally unsuitable for your needs.
At Crown Clinic, all consultations are held with Dr Asim Shahmalak, one of the world’s most renowned and respected hair transplant surgeons. Understanding your medical history is an important part of the consultation process, so Dr Shahmalak will discuss yours and your family’s medical history, to determine which hair restoration procedures would not only suit your hair loss, but also be safest for you.
Assessing your hair loss
Next, your scalp will be thoroughly examined to assess the degree of hair loss. Without this, there is no way to be sure which type of treatment is best to achieve what you’re hoping for. The density of your hair and the degree of miniaturisation will be examined, as well as the pattern of the hair loss. This examination will also help us to determine how many hairs grafts you would need to achieve the most natural look.
Although many patients are suitable candidates for hair transplants, without a thorough examination, we can’t be certain that it’s in your best interest – if this is the case, Dr Shahmalak will be able to discuss potential alternatives to hair restoration surgery, such as non-surgical treatments.
Once the best course of treatment has been recommended – including the number of procedures required – you will have the opportunity to discuss the risks and benefits of the treatment, as well as the pre- and post-operative aftercare.
You will also be able to discuss the cost of your hair transplant, based on the suggested treatment.
What questions should you ask at your transplant consultation?
Dr Shahmalak is happy to answer any questions you may have about the treatments, so that you can leave the clinic feeling confident and well-informed. Although you may have researched the process extensively, hair transplants are different for everyone, so it’s worth noting some questions beforehand.
Questions that you may want to ask include:
- Will there be any pain or discomfort during or after the surgery?
- What should I do and not do to ensure a good recovery?
- How long will it take to see results?
- Will I need to let my GP know about the surgery?
We have a helpful patient’s guide to give you some more in-depth insight into the consultation process.
Booking in for your consultation
If you’d like to book in for your consultation with Dr Shahmalak at our Manchester hair clinic, you can either fill in a contact form or call 0345 2 100 300. Consultation fees start at £100, which guarantees that you will be in expert hands for every step of your hair transformation.