Candidates for Hair Transplants Surgery

While surgical hair restoration can be an effective way to bring about a more youthful appearance and improve a person’s overall appearance and self-esteem.

Those considering hair restoration surgery need to understand that the procedure involves transplanting hair from a donor site on their own head to the problem area. This means that the success of the procedure is reliant upon the number of healthy hair follicles in the donor site region. It also means that if they are experiencing generalized hair thinning all over the scalp, as is the case for most women, they will not make good candidates.

Ideal candidates include:
Older men. Young men who are balding can often expect their hair to thin considerably more as they age. They need to make a proper long-term plan that may or may not include transplants, which can lead to over-thinning of the donor site and an unnatural look as time passes.

Men who have been experiencing male pattern baldness for several years. Men who are just beginning to experience hair loss should consider medication to stop the progression of hair loss first. Hair transplantation is recommended for men who have been losing their hair due to male pattern baldness for five years or more and have progressed to Norwood 3 or above.

Men and women who do not have diffuse hair loss. Most women experiencing female pattern baldness experience a thinning of hair all over the head and are not good candidates. A man with an atypical diffuse type of hair loss similar to that seen in women may not be a good candidate either.

Men and women experiencing hair loss from burns, trauma, or cosmetic surgery.
Women whose baldness is a result of a non-hormonal condition such as mechanical or traction alopecia or alopecia marginalis.

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