The consultation and examination is a very important step in the planning of a hair transplant.
How to proceed?
1) The online consultation:
The candidate must fill in the information requested on the online consultation form, attach photos or videos and return them to the clinic, the candidate will be contacted quickly and processed by a clinic representative via email or phone. This exchange makes it possible to gather accurate information about the candidate’s hair loss situation and then arrange a consultation appointment with the doctor.
Photos or videos requested: Sharp pictures of your hair, 2 profiles, face and back. Dry and wet hair (except afro or frizzy hair).
During this visual interview, the doctor can determine whether you are a good candidate for a hair transplant or not. The doctor’s goal is to help you start the right process that can lead you to a well-considered decision for a possible hair transplant.
To do this, you must be as well informed as possible about the advantages and disadvantages of a particular hair transplant technique and the sensible choice of the design of your frontal hairline (which must be consistent with the bone structure of your face). In short, an informative and necessary exchange about the characteristics of your hair, your family background and your ethnic origin.
All these elements allow you to remain realistic about your goals in order to achieve a better result and guaranteed satisfaction. The doctor will make a realistic and specific diagnosis for each case, as no two candidates are the same. Moreover, since everyone’s goal is to correct hair loss in the long term, it does not make sense to rely solely on photos or videos.
The various points highlighted during the consultation are as follows:
1) Hair density: The evaluation takes place in the donor and recipient areas. In general, hair grows in groups of 1 to 4 hairs, called follicular units, and it is necessary to have an above average density, i.e. 65/75 FU/cm², in order to be considered a good candidate for transplantation.
2) Hair thickness: The greater the thickness, the better the coverage.
3) The percentage of miniaturization: This is a phenomenon of loss of hair thickness or size that leads to unstable hair in the donor area.
4) The surface to be covered: taking into account the fact that it is mathematically impossible to cover the entire extent of baldness in a single operation.
5) Elasticity (laxity): This refers to the elasticity of the skin or scalp (for FUT).