Physical consultation is a very important step when starting a business such as hair transplantation.
How to proceed?
1) The online consultation:
The candidate must complete the information requested on the online consultation form, attach photos or videos, and return them to the clinic, and the candidate will be quickly contacted and handled by a clinic supervisor by email or phone. This exchange will make it possible to gather precise information on the candidate’s capillary situation and then obtain a consultation appointment with the Doctor.
Photos or videos requested: Sharp images of your hair, the 2 profiles, the face, the back, the sides, and the top. Dry and wet hair (except for afro or frizzy hair).
During this visual interview, the Doctor will be able to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a hair transplant. The Doctor’s objective is to help you start the right process that will lead you to a well educated decision making process, for a possible hair transplant.
To do this, you must be, as well as “possible” informed of the advantages and disadvantages of a particular hair transplant technique, and of the judicious choice of the design of your front hairline (which must be in harmony with the bone structure of your face). In short, an informative and necessary exchange on the characteristics of your hair, your family background or ethnic origin.
All these elements will allow you to remain realistic in relation to your objectives, in order to achieve a better result and guaranteed satisfaction. The Doctor will make a realistic and specific diagnosis for each case because no two candidates are alike. Moreover, since everyone’s objective is to remedy hair loss in the long term, it is not reasonable to rely solely on photos or videos.
The various points highlighted during the consultation are:
1) Follicular unit density: The evaluation is done on the donor and recipient area. In general, hair grows in groups of 1 to 4 hairs called follicular units and it is necessary to have a density above the average, i.e. 65/75 FU/cm² to be considered a good candidate for transplantation.
2) Hair size: the larger the size, the better the coverage.
3) The % of miniaturization: this is a phenomenon of loss of hair thickness or size resulting in unstable hair in the donor area.
4) The surface to be covered: while keeping in mind that it is mathematically not possible to cover the entire extent of baldness in a single intervention.
5) Laxity: this refers to the elasticity of the skin or scalp (Case of FUT).