5 Things to Consider Before Getting a Hair Transplant

April 23, 2020

Getting a hair transplant is a life changing experience in helping to restore an individual’s confidence and enhancing their overall looks. There has never been more demand for hair transplants than now. Both men and women across Ireland are seeking ways to reduce the signs of balding and slow down the effects of their receding hairline.

Hair transplants are no longer something to be ashamed of or to hide. Many celebrities have undergone some form of treatments to keep their curly locks and stop their hairline receding. Gordan Ramsey, Wayne Rooney, Calum Best and Louis Walsh are just a few to name.

A hair transplant isn’t a necessity and is something you should consider in depth before making a decision to go forward with one. Here are some of the things you need to consider to help make an informed decision before going forward with a hair transplant:


Do You Really Need One?

This is a decision that is completely up to you and only you can decide for yourself whether you want to go forward with one or not. You need to ask yourself if a hair transplant is going to make a big difference in your life and is it something that is going to make you happy. If you feel like it’s knocking your confidence or upsetting you then it may be worth talking to your hair transplant expert to determine the right option for you.

Again, this is a completely personal choice but it’s also important to be realistic about what’s possible and what’s not. Some patients we see here are too far gone into hair loss to qualify for a successful hair transplant and others may only require medication to help stimulate hair growth. It’s important not to set your expectations too high about what’s possible and what’s not.


Do Your Homework

It’s important to do your due diligence before rushing into any decision. Read blog posts, testimonials and learn about the different types of hair transplants available to you so you can determine what might be best suited for you. It’s important to be aware that there is a lot of misinformation out there regarding hair transplants so be mindful of your sources of information. There are many blog posts out there with misleading information about how many grafts you need and promising a full head of hair.

It’s also important to note that there are different laws and regulations in every country that can determine what work can be carried out so be mindful of this when trying to decide the right treatment.


Pick A Doctor You Can Trust

Make sure that you pick a doctor you can trust. Do your homework on them and look at some of the previous work they’ve done. You’ll want to make sure that your doctor can carry out your hair transplant and create as much of a natural look as possible leaving as little scarring as possible too.

It’s important to “shop around” and meet with different doctors to see which one you feel is best to carry out your hair transplant. A good doctor will sit you down and access your hair thoroughly by examining your donor area and overall thickness of your hair. They’ll ask you what you’re looking for out of a transplant and then determine the right course of action to take in helping you reach those goals.


Picking A Clinic That Will Look After You

A hair transplant is considered a medical surgery and with any surgery there are risks associated so it’s important that you receive the right care before, during and after your surgery to ensure a successful transplant with zero complications. Although complications don’t arise very often, it’s important to be able to fall back on a reliable clinic for support. 

This can be a deal breaker for individuals who are considering traveling abroad to get their hair transplant done as opposed to getting it done in Ireland. We have found that many of our own patients like the fact we’re a local clinic and they can drop into us any time if they have an issue that they want taken care of.



Ultimately, your budget will determine exactly what you can get done and obviously you want to get the best value for your money. It’s important to note that with any medical procedure the cheapest option isn’t always the best option. You will want to make sure that you feel that you are getting the best care possible before you part with your money.

Shop around and weigh up what feels right for you. Often people think it’s cheaper to go abroad for a hair transplant but this can often work out more expensive once you include flights, transport, accommodation, insurance and food. Be wise with your money and take your time when you’re considering which is the best option for you.


Final Thoughts

Above are a list of things you should consider before deciding if a transplant is right for you and also which clinic you choose to carry it out. You should factor in all of the above into your decision and not just let it boil down to one factor.

At the end of the day this is a medical procedure that needs to be carried out by a medically trained doctor who can provide the proper care and treatments before, during and after your procedure. Take your time when weighing up this decision as it is entirely up to you.