The Hair Restoration Journey Series: Deciding it’s Time to Have a Hair Restoration Procedure
Inertia can be a powerful force. In many aspects of our lives – jobs, relationships, health – we may be unhappy with the way things are going long before we actually do anything about it. It can be so much easier to ignore a problem or tell yourself that you’ll take care of it tomorrow, or the next day, or the next year.
If you are suffering from hair loss, it may be something you’ve been troubled by for a while. You may have tried shampoos, medication, or other home efforts to slow down or reverse your hair loss with no success, or maybe you’ve done nothing at all. As you see your hairline recede or watch more and more hair swirl down the shower drain, you finally realize that the time for inertia is over and the time to take action has come.
It is time to have a hair restoration procedure.
Once you have decided to restore your hair to its fuller, more youthful state, you need to take several additional steps to turn your vision into a reality. The first thing you should do is congratulate yourself. You are embarking on a journey that will reap benefits that go far beyond what you can see in the mirror. The psychological impact of hair loss can be profound and devastating. By taking action, your self-esteem and overall sense of wellness will improve, and you will feel a sense of pride in successfully addressing a problem that had likely been bothering you for quite some time.
Next, you should educate yourself about the kinds of hair restoration procedures available. The hair restoration techniques and technology used today to restore hair have come a long way in the past couple of decades. The days of “plugs” and “Barbie doll hair” are long gone. Hair transplants are less invasive, more natural looking, and require less recovery time than in the past. Take some time to do some online research about the various techniques to get an overview of your options.
Of course, the internet is not going to tell you everything you need to know about hair restoration, and it certainly won’t tell you what course of treatment would be best for you. For that, you need to take the next and perhaps most important step in your hair restoration journey: setting up a hair loss consultation with a highly-trained hair restoration professional.
Choosing the right hair restoration professional or hair transplant surgeon to call for a consultation can be intimidating. In South Florida, or almost anywhere else for that matter, there is no shortage of doctors, clinics, or other companies and facilities that hold themselves out as being the solution to your hair loss concerns.
When you arrange for a consultation, the first thing to ensure is that you are meeting with a doctor, not simply a “consultant.” Then feel free to ask the physician some or all of these 15 questions. Once you have found the doctor who you are comfortable with and have confidence in, they will recommend the hair restoration technique best suited for your specific needs and goals.
Once again, congratulations on making this important decision.
Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today
At the Hair Institute of Miami, we evaluate each hair loss patient with a comprehensive and proven methodology, obtaining a detailed medical history, performing an in-depth scalp examination using state-of-the art diagnostic tools and, if indicated, blood tests to detect any underlying imbalances or deficiencies that may be contributing to the hair loss problem. With this information, we can determine the cause of hair loss and the most effective treatment option.
To schedule your personalized hair loss evaluation, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.