A Useful guide to avoid pitfalls:-
Identifying a right Hair Transplantation clinic is a highly complicated task considering the numerous choices available now .At times, You may get misguided by the advertisements & promotions by various Hair Transplant clinics. The following Questionnaire will indeed help you to identify the genuine Clinics from you watchlist.
a) Does the clinic Provide you the before and after photos of their Clients?
A reputable hair transplant clinic should have a gallery of before and after photos to highlight the great work achieved at the clinic. Being able to look through a variety of different before and after photos gives you the opportunity to see how well the clinic can get results, and how frequently. Make sure that the pics shown by the Consultant are not copied from the net which is a common gimmick done by many Clinics.To ensure the same,you may ask for the contact number of the Client whose pic was shown to you
b) Does the Clinic Provide you the Name, Qualifications and IMA Registration Number of the Surgeon ?
Of late,There are numerous Hair transplantation clinics operating across the world and many of them are operating without even Qualified Surgeons .These Clinics are attracting clients by offering handsome discounts and offers..An unqualified Surgeon may give you terrible experience in your life . In this backdrop, don’t feel hesitated t to ask about the experience Level and IMA Registration No of the Surgeon before booking.
c) Does the Clinic Allow you to have a look at the Hair Transplantation Surgical room ?
A genuine hair transplant clinic will allow you to have a look at the surgical room and its facilities upon the special request of the customer .This helps the client to evaluate the facilities and the hygiene standards being maintained by the clinic .Non Sterile Surgical Rooms with poor maintenance may lead to OT infections which needs long term medication for the Client to recover .Also ensure that the HT procedure being done in a professionally run clinic only. You may avoid Hair transplantation services offered by Hair fixing Companies that could ruin the head of the Client as their priority and expertise may be only in that.
d) Does the Surgeon allow you to count the hair grafts extracted during the procedure?-How Transparent the Procedure is
This is a very important aspect as far as the Hair transplantation Procedure is concerned. Only very few Clinics implant the committed number of Hair Grafts as it is almost impossible to count the hair grafts one implanted .This being misused by many clinics to increase their profit margin. Clients who are undergoing HT procedure with an unprofessional clinic are more likely to get cheated by implanting less number of grafts vis a vis the committed number of hair grafts at the time of booking. In effect, client will have to pay for the hair grafts which were not actually implanted. Professionally-run Clinics would exhibit the extracted grafts to the client before implantation phase starts.
e )Can you trust the Clinics offering extremely low price for Hair transplantation?
Professionally run Clinics use only high quality dispensable and charge the same from the customer .Be cautious about the Clinics offering extremely low price for Hair Transplantation to attract the Clients. Such clinics may be reusing the surgical items and assigning unqualified and inexperienced Surgeons to ensure their profit margin, thereby the client getting exposed to contagious diseases like HIV or Hepatitis B etc . A professionally run Clinic will indeed charge the client for the materials used for his HT procedure. Please remember that ”There Is No Free Lunch Anywhere”.