While the most important aspect of a hair transplant is to use a reputable surgeon and clinic, there are several ways to maximise your satisfaction at the outcome of the procedure.
Use the best surgeon you can afford
While we don’t all have access to the Hollywood budgets of balding stars, it’s a mistake to opt for cut-price or rock-bottom, just because it is cheap. If your budget is tight, it can be cheaper and better to travel abroad, where world-class clinics and treatment don’t necessarily come with A-list price tags attached. A luxurious trip to Turkey for treatment, which includes your flights, travel, accommodation and procedure can work out cheaper than opting for a treatment on your home turf and booking a separate short break. Research all options to get the best deal, and remember that there are good and bad clinics in every area. The hair transplant turkey market is booming at the moment, and with more than 350 clinics, there are some great packages and deals to be had.
Use a hair treatment before you start
FDA approved hair restoration treatments can be used on your existing follicles, to ensure that there is more hair to harvest. Rogaine and Propecia are both popular treatments, which can ensure you get the very best out of your transplant, provided you start treatment a few months in advance.
Optimise your nutrition for hair health
Ensuring that your diet is balanced, healthy and contains nutrients that directly and indirectly support hair health, is your best chance of slowing loss to your existing and transplanted hair. If you don’t want to research this yourself, you can take a hair supplement.
Factor in recovery time
Every individual is different, and some men are back at work after a day or two. Others may need longer to recover. It’s impossible to predict exactly how your body will react to a hair transplant, so it’s sensible to err on the side of caution and book time off work to make sure you recover properly. If you want to make the most of your recovery time, companies like MedAway can arrange a tailored package that takes care of every detail of your travel, accommodation and treatment. This also saves you the hassle of researching clinics individually, as a reputable cosmetic surgery company will have built up a relationship with the clinics they use, and be able to professionally vet them for clients.