Baldness and receding hair is a common occurrence that has nothing to do with the health of an individual. To some people, baldness is the least of their concerns, but to some, it plays a significant role in their self-esteem. Luckily baldness (through hair transplants,) can be contained and ensure the hairline is restored. Hair transplant involves a medical procedure which should be done by a professional in the necessary therapeutic facility. This is not a decision to take lightly as it amounts to a medical procedure. There are various factors which you should consider before having a hair transplant and in our latest blog post we will explore these. 
1. Your Level of hair loss or receding hair. 
Before deciding to visit a surgeon for a hair transplant, you should first be aware of the extent of the problem. There are various products available on the market today which can help you grow your hair back without undergoing any surgery. Like any formal procedure, a hair transplant should really be your last option if you need to restore your hairline. 
 
2. The Side Effects. 
Most of the medical procedures have side effects, either long or short, depending on the extent of the surgery and the patient’s age. You need to be aware of the side effects involved in undergoing through an operation to restore your hairline and decide whether the procedure is worth the risk. Whilst all procedures carry risk, the level is minimised if done by a professional, which brings us onto the next point… 
 
3. The Level of Experience of the Surgeon 
Hair transplant procedure is an invasive procedure which can cause more harm than good if done by an unqualified practitioner. You should conduct a thorough research to find the best surgeon in your area as not all surgeons can perform hair transplant surgery. An online search and looking for people who have undergone the surgery can help you in getting the best referrals in the field to help you with this problem. You should also ask your surgeon for any relevant documentation to prove that he or she has attained the minimum requirements in the medical field to carry out a hair transplant. 
 
4. Your Budget 
Surgeons and facilities have different charges for undertaking a hair transplant. While some practitioners charge excessive costs for the procedure, others may charge a reasonable amount for the same operation. Your working budget should give you a starting point when settling for the best surgeon from those who you have already identified. Remember do not compromise your health by paying for a surgeon who may not have the required skills and facility to carry out a hair transplant. 
 
5. Post-Surgery Care 
Before undergoing a hair transplant, it is recommended that you find out from your surgeon about the post-surgery care which will be available to you. You need to keep in touch with your surgeon after the surgery to ensure a quick and safe healing process. The hair transplant surgeon should be able to offer you the necessary advice and after-care process which will facilitate the healing of the procedure. 
 
These five points are very important and should be key things to look out for. If one of these is missing or absent in your research work, it really isn’t worth the risk. 
 
Birmingham Dermatology Clinic has carried out many successful hair transplant procedures. Examples (including ‘before’ and ‘afters’) can be seen on our gallery page. 
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