The Importance of the Initial Consultation
An ancient proverb states that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. While your hair restoration journey will be significantly shorter, it also begins with a single step: your initial consultation.
Your first appointment with a hair restoration doctor will help you set goals for your hair and chart a path to help you achieve them.
Why Do I Need a Hair Consultation?
You may wonder, “Why are hair consultations important before starting hair restoration services?” It’s only natural to want to start treatment right away, but it’s important to take the time to gather information and carefully explore your options.
When considering a hair transplant, your initial consultation will provide both you and your doctor with the information necessary to determine the best course of action and to formulate the hair restoration plan that best meets your needs.
What Can I Expect at a Hair Consultation?
At your initial consultation, your doctor will ask you about your hair loss history, your family hair loss history, and your medical history, including any allergies, medications you take, and surgeries you’ve had in the past. This will allow him or her to understand what may be causing your hair loss and how you might respond to hair restoration treatments.
They will then examine your hair and scalp to determine where you are on the Norwood Hair Loss Scale and to further assess the extent and type of hair loss you are experiencing. If there are conflicting indicators regarding what is causing your hair loss, you may be referred to a dermatologist for additional testing.
After the examination, you and your doctor will discuss your hair goals to determine what sort of density and hairline you hope to achieve. Your doctor will then walk you through the options for hair restoration as well as what is involved with each method offered by their practice. At this point, they will formulate a treatment plan tailored to your needs – which can be surgical, non-surgical, or a combination of both. Be sure to ask any questions you may have about the process… your doctor is happy to answer them.
Here at Austin Hair Restoration Clinic, Dr. Dubey applies his years of experience and attention to detail to customize a treatment plan in order to achieve the most natural results for each client’s desired goal and appearance. Satisfying your questions, restoring your confidence, and giving you back a more youthful appearance is our priority.
Set Up Your Consultation With Austin Hair Restoration Clinic Today
Austin Hair Restoration Clinic is here for all of your hair loss needs. We offer a variety of hair restoration options, including medication, low-level laser therapy, and the ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System – a procedure that produces exceptional results and gets you back to your daily life within a few days. Hair loss doesn’t have to be permanent anymore. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us restore your hair and your confidence.
Dr. Sanjeev Dubey is an experienced hair restoration and emergency medicine physician in Austin, Texas. He holds a medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) and has been practicing medicine for over two decades. His affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Seton Northwest, and various local hospitals.