If you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to know the hair transplant risks. A person may have unrealistic expectations about the results of a hair transplant and be disappointed in their new hair. Hair transplants can also cause scarring or infection, so it's best to consult with your doctor before making any decisions.
What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a cosmetic surgery procedure that surgically moves hair from the back and sides of the head to areas on the scalp where it's thinning or balding. Hair loss can be caused by heredity, age, health conditions such as hypothyroidism, stress, or trauma. A hair transplant can restore or change your appearance by filling in thinning patches to create a fuller head of hair.
What should you expect before and after getting a hair transplant?
Before getting a hair transplant, it's best to speak with your doctor about the risks and expectations of this surgery. Some factors that can influence your results include:
The number of sessions
The severity of baldness or thinning
Accuracy of predicting donor area availability
Before getting a hair transplant, there are several things to consider. If you drink alcohol, smoke, take certain medications such as blood thinners or steroids, or have uncontrolled medical conditions such as diabetes, you may not be a good candidate for this surgery. It's also important to understand that results aren't permanent and will likely continue to thin over time. If you have existing scars or conditions such as male pattern baldness and alopecia, scars related to previous surgeries and sun exposure can affect the success of your surgery.
What are the hair transplant risks?
There are several possible complications that may occur with any type of cosmetic surgery. To reduce the risk of complications, you should make sure your doctor is certified. The associated hair transplant risks include:
- Scalp numbness
- Long-term hair loss/shock loss
- Temporarily increased hair shedding (due to a shock loss)
- Permanently decreased hair shedding
- Anesthesia risks
You can help reduce the risk of potential complications with good care for your incision site and by following the specific instructions provided to you by your doctor.
What are realistic expectations?
To prevent disappointment with your results, it's best to discuss your expectations with your doctor. Most hair transplant patients are able to achieve at least some improvement in the appearance of their hair. As time passes, you might notice that your results begin to fade. These changes are typically due to a decrease in transplanted hairs and not an increase in areas of hair loss. If you are experiencing hair loss, it is important to find a doctor that specializes in hair surgery and can help improve your confidence. If you're ready to explore your options, find a hair restoration specialist in your area. Or if you are interested in learning more about the costs of hair transplants keep reading.
How much does it cost to get a hair transplant?
The cost of hair transplants varies depending on the number of areas that require treatment and how much donor's hair is needed to create the new look. Hair transplants are typically more affordable than other surgical procedures because they use your own hair, which can be left unaltered if it's healthy. The average cost of a single transplant ranges from £3,000 to £15,000. But a number of factors can affect the final cost of your surgery, such as
- The specific type of transplant you choose
- The size and density of hair grafts required to achieve your desired results
- How many surgeries are needed for full coverage.
Is it worth it?
Hair transplants aren't the best solution for most people because hair loss is a common issue that typically has many other causes. Even though hair transplants are less expensive than some other types of cosmetic surgery, they can still cost you thousands of pounds and don't always produce the results you expect. In most cases, medication or treatments such as Rogaine (minoxidil) or scalp micropigmentation may be a better option.
Who can get one done?
Only some people are suitable for hair transplants. A dermatologist or another trained professional will work with you to determine whether you're a candidate for hair transplant surgery and what your treatment options are.
So as we can see, the only people who should consider getting a hair transplant are those who have lost their hair due to medical conditions such as alopecia, scarring from previous surgeries.
How much does it cost?
Hair transplants are really expensive procedures, costing from £3000 to £15000. This is a lot of money for an elective surgery in which the results will be only aesthetical and temporary.
Can Micropigmentation give me a more permanent natural-looking result?
Micropigmentation is a tattooing procedure that has been used for decades by people who have lost their hair. Once the pigments have been placed in the skin, they last for several years and can be quite a realistic alternative to transplanted hair. The costs start from £500.
Who should get a hair transplant and who shouldn't?
The only people who are suitable for getting a hair transplant are those with male pattern baldness or alopecia, scars from previous surgeries or patients who have lost their hair because of cancer.
So in conclusion, Micropigmentation is the most cost-effective and permanent treatment to consider, if you suffer from hair loss.
What to do if you are starting to experience hair loss.
Most people believe that the only treatment for hair loss is a hair transplant. This is not true, there are other options to consider such as scalp micropigmentation and medications such as rogaine (which should always be used in conjunction with one of these procedures). These treatments are much more affordable than surgeries and can give you back your confidence
How to stop the progression of balding
.It's important to note that hair transplants aren't a cure for baldness. Although they can help you achieve a fuller head of hair, the end result won't be as full as your original hair. Rogaine (minoxidil) is a medication that has been proven successful in stopping and even reversing the progression of balding
Can I get a refund on my hair transplant if it doesn't work out?
No. Hair transplants aren't always successful, and you won't be able to get a refund if your hair transplant doesn't give you the results you want. You'll need to pay for it in full before the surgery takes place.
Try scalp micropigmentation instead
If you're looking for a more permanent solution to hair loss, scalp micropigmentation is the best option. The treatment lasts several years and can be easily touched up by tattooing additional pigment over the original treatment. Is scalp micropigmentation safe?
If it's carried out by a reputable tattoo artist, scalp micropigmentation is completely safe. Scalp tattoos are very delicate procedures so be sure to choose an experienced practitioner to avoid any side effects or infections. Try not to get the treatment done if you're on blood thinners as there is an increased risk of hemorrhage or excessive bleeding.
When should I consider scalp micropigmentation?
Scalp Micropigmentation is usually the first choice for men and women who have lost their hair because of medical conditions such as alopecia, scarring from previous surgeries, vitiligo, and advanced cases of male pattern baldness.
What you need to know about the procedure
Before undergoing scalp micropigmentation, you'll may need to shave your head. The tattooing process involves several steps so it's important that your treatment is carried out by an experienced practitioner.
The differences between Scalp Micropigmentation and Hair Transplants.
There are several differences between scalp micropigmentation and hair transplants. Scalp Micropigmentation is carried out by a tattoo artist, while transplant surgery is carried out by a surgeon; Scalp Micropigmentation works by replicating the look of natural hairs in your balding area, while transplants add individual hairs to your head; Scalp Micropigmentation is cheaper than hair transplants and completely safe.
Where can I find a practitioner of scalp micropigmentation?
Here at SMP Liverpool we offer scalp micropigmentation for both men and women who are suffering from hair loss. We have built up an excellent reputation over the years, so you can trust that we'll do our very best to help you achieve the look you want
For more information contact us here.
Hair transplants are suitable for some people however there are many risks associated with this surgical procedure. Scalp micropigmentation is a much safer method of concealing your hair loss, and can be carried out by tattoo artists who are experienced in the procedure.
SMP Liverpool offers scalp micropigmentation for both men and women suffering from hair loss. We have years of experience in this field so you're guaranteed to receive first-class service
Scalp Micropigmentation is the most effective treatment for hair loss. It gives you back your confidence and can be easily touched up by tattooing additional pigment over the original treatment. If you have lost your hair due to illness or medications, contact us today for more information.