At the New England Center for Hair Restoration, we have helped countless patients throughout the greater Boston area have full and healthy heads of hair again. It’s important to discuss treatments for baldness with a skilled hair transplant surgeon, someone who will give you straight answers that empower your ability to make sound choices.
The initial consultation for any kind of medical treatment is key, whether that treatment involves surgery or a non-surgical treatment of some kind. By attending an initial consultation for hair restoration, you will be able to get all the insight and info necessary to help you have a full and natural-looking head of hair again. Let’s go over the basics.
Examining the Extent of Your Hair Loss
One of the most important aspects of the initial consultation is examining the extent of the patient’s hair loss. This will determine how much of the hairline has receded, how much more hair may recede with time, and where there is limited and natural hair growth on the scalp. This assessment helps a hair loss specialist figure out how to best go about restoring a patient’s hairline.
Discussing Your Hair Loss with You
Another important aspect of the initial consultation is going over medical and family history of a patient and then interacting with the patient to discuss the rate and nature of their hair loss. Age is an important factor in all of this as a patient may experience additional hair loss in the near future–such is the nature of male pattern baldness.
Going Over Your Hair Restoration Goals
It’s not just important to go over the rate of hair loss and your medical history. It’s also important for hair restoration specialists to understand what your goals are with regard to hair restoration. We want to understand what you’d ideally like, if you have any concerns about the cost of treatment and the safety of treatment, and if there are any other special considerations with regard to balding and hair thinning.
Going Over Surgical and Non-Surgical Hair Loss Treatments
As we get a better picture and understanding about the nature of your hair loss and your goals when it comes to hair restoration, we will begin to discuss potential treatment options. Some men may be experiencing minor hair loss and might be better served by non-surgical medications to promote hair regrowth and improve hair thickness. Other men may have substantial hair loss and require some form of hair transplantation.
The right treatment options and the ideal treatment plans will obviously vary from patient to patient, which is just the nature of custom hair restoration. We tailor treatment to every patient because one-size-fits-all approaches simply do not work.
Providing Honest Assessments and Ample Information
As we go over all of the treatments that seem viable, we encourage patients to ask questions and express any personal concerns. This initial consultation is, in essence, a conversation about you and your needs. We want to make sure we provide the right information you need to make a confident choice about hair restoration. We’ll also offer honest answers about anything on your mind so you don’t feel like you’re going into a treatment with just a partial view of the big picture.
Discussing Risks and Benefits of All Treatment Options
Once a treatment has been determine, we can go over the risks and benefits that are involved. This is yet another way that we help patients get a strong overview of what to expect. This can also help patients reconsider potential alternatives should they find something questionable or of concern with a possible treatment for their hair loss.
Contact New England Center for Hair Restoration
For more information about treatments for baldness and hair thinning, it’s important to speak with a professional. To schedule a consultation, we encourage you to contact our hair restoration center today. The team at New England Center for Hair Restoration will address all of your concerns so you can heave a fuller and healthy head of hair again.