The key to the best hair transplant

Excellence in hair transplants is something that few chosen surgeons worldwide can achieve. Seeing a good result, after the mandatory months, will be thanks to the set of good practices from diagnosis to patient discharge. Among them, you have to take into account the factors that can cause damage to the follicle and get the best hair transplant.

We can establish a total of five factors that produce damage to the follicle. Among them is the health of the patient, the surgeon who is going to operate, the technical team that assists him, the instruments used in surgery and the time that the follicle remains in the extracorporeal phase. If any of these fail, the follicle can deteriorate. Therefore, the conjunction of all of them will make the viability of the transplant ideal.

Starting with the patient’s health, we will warn that a healthy patient will be better prepared for surgery. That is why in the assessment consultation you will be asked about the previous diseases you may have or, for example, if you are a habitual consumer of toxic substances for the body such as drugs, alcohol or tobacco. In the Instituto Médico del Prado, also, a blood analysis is ordered in which the doctor monitors the most important values for hair transplantation. Finally, the donor area is observed, in case there are signs of alopecia in it or the use of previous medication against baldness.

The best hair transplant with the least damage to the follicle

Outside the patient, it is essential to investigate, before undergoing surgery, to choose the best hair transplant clinic, such as the Instituto Médico del Prado. Choosing a good surgeon is always synonymous for success. They must have the experience and skill to perform extraction and implantation without damaging the follicle. In addition, in the implantation phase they must avoid the generation of bruises, control the density of each patient without producing necrosis and place the graft in the appropriate depth. 

The surgeon must have an experienced and trained technical team. Knowing that the doctor has a non-rotating equipment is already synonymous with total confidence since, surely, he will be significantly trained not to cause damage to the follicle. 

Both the doctor and his assistants must have the appropriate instruments to manipulate the grafts without damaging them, avoiding trauma injuries. Obviously, it is more difficult for the patient to know this type of information, but it will be important that the quality is high in all products used in the operating room.

Finally, it is important that the time that the follicle remains in the extracorporeal phase is as short as possible. This is the time that elapses between extraction and implantation. The more time that passes between these two acts, the deterioration from ischemic injury can be increased. In addition, it will be important to know the best support solutions, as we talked about before.


How can I know if all the requirements are met so as not to damage the follicle?

With the information that doctors and clinics offer on their respective websites, you can get the idea of how they work so you can choose the best hair transplant. In addition, today, there are powerful tools for private medicine patients such as reviews in directories, to know first-hand the experience of previous patients. 

Should I stop smoking or using alcohol or drugs before hair transplantation?

In previous posts we talked about the recommendations of toxic substances prior to hair transplants. Harmful substances in our body can lead to a failure in surgery, as well as anesthesia. The slow healing, damage to the follicle and the progression of alopecia are shown as the main symptoms of this habit.

Dr. Espinosa Custodio works at Instituto Médico del Prado, his hair clinic in Madrid, and performs hair transplants in Mexico, twice a year. If you would like to make an appointment, you can contact us on +34 912 468 664, on WhatsApp +34 627 396 322 or on the contact page of our website. From Mexico you can contact us at +52 55 4590 9909.

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