Getting a hair transplant is a very important decision and a potentially costly one. Before you decide to go through with the procedure, you need to first see if it’s the best option for you. You also need to have realistic expectations about the results and know if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure in the first place.
You should learn a bit about different treatments and what will be expected of you during, before, and after a transplant as well. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need to know before you get a hair transplant.
1. Do You Absolutely Need to Get a Hair Transplant?
You should first know that getting a hair transplant is not the only solution for hair loss. There are many other forms of treatment and whether they’re effective will largely depend on the nature of your hair loss.
There’s a difference between shedding hair and thinning hair, for instance, and both issues will be treated differently. If you want to know more about what hair shedding actually is, check out the Treatment Rooms’ website.
You’ll be able to know exactly what type of hair loss you’re experiencing and the types of treatment you should consider. They also explain when both conditions overlap and when a hair transplant would be the best choice.
2. How Much Will It Cost and How Will I Pay?
You should also start doing your research and see how much you can expect to pay for a hair transplant. This will allow you to tell if the procedure is even an option and what you’ll need to do if you can’t pay for it right now.
The costs for a hair transplant will vary greatly, but if you want to get an FUE transplant, which is considered the best hair transplant option of all, you can expect to pay anywhere from £3,000 to £15,000. The cost will largely depend on how severe your hair loss is and you’ll only be able to tell how much your procedure will cost after consulting a doctor.
Most clinics will offer financing options but not everyone is eligible. So, you have to be prepared in case you don’t qualify.
One of the best things you could do would be to open a savings account specifically for your hair transplant and have money taken from your pay check automatically.
You should also look at your monthly expenses and check for overspending. See where you could trim the fat and redirect any savings towards your hair restoration fund.
3. Am I Eligible?
You also have to know if you’re eligible for the procedure. Normally, people under 30 years old will be advised to wait before they get a transplant, so if you’re under 30, you might have to wait. You also need to have sufficient hair growth in donor areas.
Hair will usually be taken from the back of your skull and the sides around the ears. If you’re worried about not having enough hair in these areas, consult with a clinic to see if the solution could work for you.
These are all things you’ll have to think about when looking at hair transplants. Getting a hair transplant could transform your life, but you need to know what to expect first, and to look at other options as well.
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