The most common question that many ask when starting their search is How to choose my hair graft specialist doctor?
First, it is important to mention that there are various types of alopecia with different characteristics. Therefore, it is very important to have an accurate diagnosis of the problem you have. For this you must go to a specialist doctor, experienced in hair problems and diseases. Once you have a diagnosis of a primary alopecia problem, and you know that it can be treated with a hair transplant; You should find a place to perform the procedure and of course, the doctor who will perform it.
Should I have a hair transplant if I have a baldness problem?
In this article, we are going to talk about a series of important points to keep in mind so that you can decide the right place and doctor for you.
This point is very important, you should know that not all baldness problems are treated by means of a transplant. It is essential, first that you have the correct diagnosis, to know that the hair loss you present is a primary problem and is not the consequence of any other disease. Once your diagnosis has been confirmed, the doctor will discuss all available treatment options for cases like yours, and will recommend the best option.
Remember that hair transplantation is an aesthetic procedure, and its results will be permanent. So you must be 100% sure that you want to do it. Likewise, you should ask your surgeon if you are a candidate for the procedure and comment on what are the expectations for your case.
Who can perform a hair transplant procedure?
As we mentioned in previous videos, hair transplant surgery is a minimally invasive procedure. However, specialized training and experience in performing surgical procedures is required. Therefore, the procedure must always be performed entirely by a surgeon, with proven experience in diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions that affect the hair, and with solid training in the surgical technique of hair transplantation.
How to find the right doctor?
Before deciding with whom you are going to perform your procedure, it is very important that you do a prior investigation of the different options available. Today there are many clinics where hair transplant procedures are performed. However, in many, the procedures are performed by technicians or staff with insufficient experience or inadequate training to do the procedure. Which could cause that the results are not adequate, or in the worst case, represent a risk to your health.
The best thing you can do is perform the procedure with a doctor who is recommended by a specialist you trust or someone else you know who has successfully performed the procedure.
Medical and Certification Societies
Unfortunately we don't always know someone close to them who has undergone the procedure. There are many medical societiesLike International Society for Hair Transplant Surgery (ISHRS) or the World Trichology Society (WTS), which guarantee the quality and experience of doctors.
Although the only certifying entity is the ABHRS (American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery) which certifies by means of practical theoretical examinations the true quality of the surgeons; in DrEO ClinicWe can be proud that one of the few certified doctors, Dr. Enrique Orozco, is the CEO and chief surgeon.
Ask your doctor if he is a member of any society to give you an idea of his experience in this kind of surgery. Remember that no matter who you do the procedure with, it is very important not to choose the place where you will do it based your decision through commercials, information from internet forums, social networks or marketing campaigns, since the results may not be the top. Always inquire about the specialist hair graft doctor who will be in charge of accompanying you in this important decision.
What is the importance of the surgical technique performed by the doctor?
As we mentioned in previous videos, there are two kinds of hair transplant techniques. The FUE technique and strip. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. Some doctors operate using both techniques and others prefer the use of one over the other. If you have a preference for one of the two techniques in particular, it is important that you ask your doctor which technique he uses to make your decision. Remember that if performed properly, both techniques are good and produce good results, the use of one or the other depends on the preference of the doctor, the particular characteristics of the case and the preference of the patient.
What conditions must have the place where the procedure is done?
Surgery hair transplant it is a minimally invasive procedure. However, it is still surgery. Therefore, high standards of quality and hygiene are required in the facilities for it to be carried out properly. Ideally the procedure should be carried out in an operating room with capabilities to perform ambulatory surgery.
Who should give me the valuation inquiry?
We know that alopecia problems are often evident to the naked eye. However, there are many different types of alopecia, so it is important that a doctor evaluate your case; since not all the problems of alopecia they must be treated by means of a hair transplant and not all patients are suitable for this type of surgery. Sometimes you need a medical treatment prior, so it is important that you are sure that the person who gives you the consultation is a professional in the field, remember the importance of the valuation appointment.
Are specialized transplant clinics a good option?
Despite the fact that it is not often seen as such, hair transplantation is a medical procedure that requires many years of training and preparation in order to perform it properly; since this procedure must be performed in facilities with adequate quality and hygiene and the doctor needs to be assisted by trained personnel during the procedure. The most important thing is that the procedure is performed by a doctor with extensive experience in performing a hair transplant, and above all committed to the results of his patients. Specialized clinics are a good option as long as they meet the above requirements.
Ask your doctor to show you before and after cases of some of the patients.
This point is very important, the best way to evaluate your specialist hair graft doctor is with the results obtained in previous procedures. Don't hesitate to ask your doctor to show you photos of cases similar to yours, so you can see previous results. It is important that the doctor shows you the photographs or videos, so that you are sure they are real cases.
It is always important to look for the best value for money in a procedure of any kind, however, in medical matters the price should not be decisive; much less in choosing your specialist doctor hair graft. The cost of the surgery will depend on many factors, such as the place where it is performed, the doctor who performs the procedure, and especially the number of follicles that are implanted. It is very important that you do not get carried away by those "super" promotions that are seen on the internet, but do not think that the more expensive the better. Focusing on the quality of the previous results of the place where you will have the procedure is always the best option.
Remember that it is important that your doctor monitor your evolution after the procedure. A doctor committed to the results of his patients will always follow up his patients in a timely manner and will treat complications, should they arise.
Trust your doctor.
One of the most important issues in the doctor-patient relationship is the trust that the patient inspires in you. If you don't trust your doctor, it will be difficult for you to follow his recommendations and you will probably not feel comfortable with the results. So, no matter where you do the procedure; it is important that the relationship with your doctor is good.