Losing hair can cause panic and panic can lead to irrational decisions. The problem is, there are a lot of “cheap” clinics trying to catch you at that point. We talked to surgeons’ cream and a few patients so that you could avoid being fooled.
Is there anything more terrifying for men than losing their hair? Baldness affects many of us and is both a reminder of our mortality, a threat to our vanity and a sacred taboo. For those who are losing their hair (including us), a transplant may seem like a logical step. But it’s a dangerous world for the patient: knowing that the bald are vulnerable, nervous and desperate, many scammers have embarked on unsavory practices and try to bamboozle certain people (they pay less but for bad results ). “I have lost count of the number of patients who would like to pay half as much for half the result,” said Spencer Stevenson, a counselor for Hair Transplant In Islamabad patients via his website . He himself had 13 procedures and paid more than £ 40,000 for it.
We have had discussions with patients and specialists to find out what to expect from a professional, what to do next and how it goes next. If you’ve ever thought about taking action against your tonsure, this is the guide for you.
The two types of surgery
There are two types of hair transplant surgery on the market: “FUT” and “FUE”. There are others, with stem cells or whatever, but they are more experimental.
- FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) is a transplant of follicular units and is also known as the “strip method”. You have to remove a piece of skin, divide it into different groups of follicular units with a microscope and transplant them to the target area.
- FUE (Follicular Unit Excision) designates the excision of follicular units. We used to talk about extraction, except that excision sounds more like a medical procedure. Rather than a strip, FUE consists of “individual follicular extraction in which the follicles are removed with a small circular punch that is less than a millimeter in diameter,” says Dr. Munir Somji of Dr. MediSpa. FUE is more recent, but both types are worth considering.
“In reality, there are only a handful of surgeons who are able to perform good surgery properly and who use the right hair in the right place,” said Stevenson. Many clinics are trying to open up by reducing costs and quality in an attempt to make a profit by playing on the increased interest in surgery through celebrity examples.
Cost is a good way to tell if the clinic is trustworthy or not. You should pay between 3500 and 8000 euros depending on the number of follicles to be transplanted. If it’s less, you have to be careful.
An important rule to follow and that every surgeon I have met has told me again: you should look for a doctor who is not desperate or in a hurry to get on the operating table.
“You have to take people back a few steps because they need to know what will happen to the rest of their hair,” says Dr. Edward Ball of The Maitland Clinic. He says this should always be considered as the last option for a very specific segment of patients who have a compatible follicle donor area. “We have a limited amount of hair and a growing area of hair loss. Misinformed decisions made by desperate people looking for a quick fix or a doctor who is just trying to take someone’s money can lead to bad decisions. “
“Someone has to tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear,” said Stevenson. “They will tell you that it is easy to do. They will take you the following week and give you a reduction. A good practitioner will educate you and teach you that surgery is a last resort and that you should try other proven treatments before you start. ”
Dr. Somji explains that it’s important to have a good connection with the person you’re going to talk to: he will, after all, be the doctor for a very important operation and will provide you with post-operative care for a year. “Hair restoration is a personal procedure and you will continue to lose hair throughout your life. So you have to find a surgeon who will think about a 10 or 15 year plan.