There is a risk of failure with any cosmetic or surgical procedure, and hair transplant surgery is no different. Hair transplants are not as risky as some cosmetic procedures, but there are some instances that a transplant procedure may actually fail. The most common reason The Hair Loss Recovery Program has noted for these failures is due to having an unqualified hair restoration surgeon.
How Do I Pick The Right Provider?
Having your transplant surgery performed by a certified and experienced surgeon is the best way to prevent transplant failure. It is important to ask questions, check reviews, and verify certifications. When it comes to hair transplant surgery, there is no ABMS training, and only certified dermatologists are trained in skin surgery specialty.
How Do Hair Transplants Work?
Understanding how the hair transplant process works will help you understand what may cause it to fail. There are two forms of a hair transplant: follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit excision. Both offer natural-looking results when performed correctly.
In both procedures, thousands of hair grafts are removed from the donor area and transplanted into the treatment area. The actual hair grafts are inserted into small incisions in the area that is suffering hair loss. After three to six months, these transplanted hairs will begin to grow on their own.
Is There Scarring?
In the past, transplant plugs were blatantly obvious visually. Modern technology has evolved to the point where incisions are so small that they are invisible. The smaller the incision, the less chance of visible scarring there will be. It is important that the restorative surgeon that you have chosen will have continued their training. This ensures that they are able to perform the most up-to-date procedures.
Why Do Transplants Fail?
Several things can cause a hair transplant procedure to fail. In some cases, hair follicles may die due to poor harvesting, or they may die because the process was too time intensive. In some cases, the hair follicles will have suffered too much stress or have been stored improperly which can cause the procedure to fail.
When a procedure fails, it can be aesthetically displeasing. There may be sparse areas in the treatment site, or there may be no growth at all. In rare cases, the procedure can result in disfiguring scarring.
How to Find a Reliable Transplant Surgeon
There are hundreds of thousands of hair loss clinics across the country. Many of these clinics are staffed by undertrained or antiquated restoration surgeons. Hair transplants are a delicate and complex procedure that should be handled by a reliable provider for the best results.
Seek locations that have a considerable amount of reviews that you can view. Quality hair restoration is not cheap, so if you find a clinic that is offering a price that is too good to be true, chances are you won’t get the results you desire. Ask about their techniques, recurring training policies, and certifications.
How We Can Help
Your hair is important, so you shouldn’t trust it with strangers. The professionals here at The Hair Loss Recovery Program undergo yearly training workshops to ensure that we offer the best restoration services available. If you are ready to get the lush head of hair you have always wanted, give us a call at (416) 439-4247 today. We are happy to answer your questions or set up an evaluation for your hair replacement surgery.