The first step in the LJIHR hair restoration process is the complimentary consultation. Upon arriving at our La Jolla office for your appointment, you will sit down with our Medical Services Coordinator and/or one of the counselors to discuss your hair loss characteristics and your ultimate hair replacement goals. This evaluation will allow us to better advise you as to what your options are so you can make the best choices on how to treat your hair loss. Many people find on the day of their consultation that follicular unit hair transplants is the best option for them. Some people simply choose to use medicinal hair loss treatments or hair replacement systems, or they decide to wait and see what happens down the road without intervention. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for hair transplantation surgery. Some possible reasons for this could be a medical condition that hinders hair replacement surgery, a lack of viable donor hair, or a patient with an unrealistic expectation of surgical results. At LJIHR, we feel it is in everyone’s best interest to be well informed prior to initiating any type of hair loss treatment plan.