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How do I get the Best Hair Transplant Results?

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  • Written By: Anna T.
  • Edited By: Melissa Wiley
  • Last Modified Date: 10 May 2019
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You can most likely get the best hair transplant results if you take care to select a good hair transplant specialist or surgeon and follow all the instructions regarding care of your hair transplant after it is complete. If you are considering visiting a hair transplant center, you should additionally do some research on the center to find out how satisfied previous customers have been with their hair transplants. It might also be a good idea to make sure you're a good candidate for a hair transplant before you pay to have the procedure done.

Doing research on a surgeon or specialist who performs hair transplants may be your best bet in ensuring that you get good hair transplant results. A hair transplant procedure can be very complex and involved, and it's typically considered best to choose a person who has lots of experience and has provided good results for other people in the past. Some people make the mistake of using specialists and surgeons for the sole reason that they charge less for the procedure. While there are likely many qualified hair transplant specialists who don't charge much for their services, it is typically not a good idea to choose a surgeon based on price alone. Finding the best person to perform your hair transplant may be possible by checking the Internet for reviews as well as asking for recommendations from people you know personally who have had hair transplants.

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Even if your hair transplant was done properly, this likely will be irrelevant if you do not take proper care of the transplant while it heals. Many people make the mistake of picking at the scabs that form on their scalps or washing their hair too quickly after the procedure. Most hair transplant specialists stress the importance of not picking at scabs around the hair grafts, and they also advise refraining from using shampoo or conditioner for at least two to three days after the procedure. You will probably also be given some prescription medicine, including antibiotics to help prevent infection around your grafts, and you should take these as directed to ensure the best hair transplant results.

Not everyone is a good candidate for a hair transplant. If you have selected a qualified hair transplant specialist or surgeon, he will likely ask you lots of questions about your hair thinning history and might additionally want to know about the hair thinning patterns of family members because hair loss is often genetic. Understanding the pattern that your hair thinning follows is usually important because hair may be taken from a donor area on your scalp to replace the areas of thinning hair. If it is likely that these donor areas will become bald in the future, hair should likely not be removed from those areas for grafts. In the event that there are not enough donor areas available with enough hair to cover the balding areas, you may not be a good candidate for a hair transplant, and there's a chance you will not get good hair transplant results.

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