Getting a hair transplant done is a difficult decision. The idea of getting under a needle or any form of medical equipment needs a lot of preparation, emotional, mental, physical, and financial. Below are five things that you should consider before undergoing a hair transplant surgery -

Do I need a hair transplant?

This question might seem small, but it is a crucial one. Getting a hair transplant done is an elective decision based on how much the problem of hair loss and baldness bothers you. However, what people often forget that hair transplant is a permanent change in life, and you better need to be mentally, physically, and emotionally ready for it. So until and unless you are 100% sure that you need a hair transplant, don't go for it.

What is triggering my hair loss?

Knowing the cause of your hair loss is an important step towards your hair transplant journey. Sometimes, shedding of hair can be due to lifestyle changes, lousy environment, unbalanced diet, and other external factors. Finding the cause and controlling it can solve the problem of hair loss. However, if the reason behind that visible, patchy scalp is genetics, then hair transplant can be your permanent solution.

Am I the right age?

Sales driven clinics might not tell you this, but you need to be of the right age to get a transplant. The set minimum age to get a hair transplant surgery done is 25 years. Any patient below that age is tried to be cured through medications and other alternative methods. The reason behind this is that mostly, by the age of 25, the hair loss reaches its final stage with no further developments in the future. Getting a hair transplant post that gives you better results.

Are there any alternatives available?

When you first notice a thinning crown on your head or excess shedding of mane, you immediately don't jump to the decision of getting a hair transplant. You visit a dermatologist for a consultation. Make sure you ask your doctor about all the other alternative treatments available and explore each one of them before making up your mind.

Is my surgeon skilled?

The success of your hair transplant surgery depends largely on the skills of your surgeon. Make sure you do detailed research about the clinic, surgeon, success on past cases, recognition in the medical council, etc., before stepping in for the transplant.

Getting a hair transplant is becoming more and more familiar with every passing day. Thanks to the continuously improving technology. However, precaution and attentiveness is still the demand of the hour. Undergoing a hair transplant surgery is a big step, make sure you have nothing to regret.

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Medically reviewed by Rishabh Verma, RP