What to Expect When You Visit a Hair Loss Clinic

Are you experiencing hair loss? Perhaps you are ready to visit a hair loss clinic to try hair restoration therapy. If this is the case, then you probably have a whole lot of questions about what to expect. Fortunately, there are answers to your most pressing questions. Here is a look at what you can expect.

Learning About You

It may surprise you how many questions your restoration therapist will have for you. The questions are likely to be numerous because your treatment provider wants to give you the best therapy options possible. Expect to be asked about when you first began noticing hair loss. Your family history will also come into focus as you are likely to be asked about hair loss in your family.

You Will Be Tested

You will get blood tests and scalp biopsies. Scalp biopsies involve the removal of a small area of the scalp for testing. You may also have to do a microscopy. A microscopy involves your therapist using an instrument to examine samples of your hair. The hairs will usually be trimmed at their bases. These tests are used to find out your readiness for treatment.

What Should You Do Before Your Visit

Now that you know what is likely to happen, you should be prepared before you go to the clinic. Jot down as much personal information as you can; this should include any recent illnesses. You should also make a note of stressors that may have contributed to your hair loss. Medications that may affect your treatment should also be discussed.

Questions You Should Ask

You now know that the therapist at the hair loss clinic will have a lot of questions for you, but you should make sure that you have questions prepared as well. Here is a short list of questions you should ask:

  1. What is causing my hair loss?
  2. Do you think it will be temporary or permanent?
  3. What are the best treatment options for me?
  4. Do you think it is possible for my hair to grow back naturally someday?

Make sure you write down these questions so that you don't forget to ask them.

If you are experiencing hair loss, it can be scary and frustrating. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available that can restore most, if not all, of your hair. Being prepared to answer and ask the right questions is one of the best ways to prepare for a successful treatment program.