Q2. Am I suitable candidate for hair transplant surgery?

A2. If you have noticed that you have a significant amount of hair loss then you may be a candidate for a hair transplant. If you have a small amount of hair loss then surgery is still an option.

Those people in the early stages of hair loss are usually advised to wait until this has advanced further. A hair specialist would monitor the progress of the hair loss until it reaches a stage that treatment is needed. They usually consider someone with five years of male pattern baldness or a Type 3 or more on the Norwood scale.

If you are suffering from male pattern baldness then be aware that this is irreversible even if you undergo surgery. It will not ‘cure’ the problem of baldness so you may require several sessions in order to hide the bald area.

Your surgeon will discuss this further with you.

What you do need is enough donor hair for the transplantation. This donor hair must be of a suitable density so that there will be enough to cover the recipient area. The extent of your hair loss can be assessed using either the Hamilton-Norwood Scale (men) or the Ludwig Scale (women).

Your age will also be taken into account. Someone aged 25 and under is not usually considered suitable for surgery.

Both men and women are suitable for this procedure.

FAQS Index:

FAQs Intro

  1. What is hair transplant surgery?
  2. Am I suitable candidate for hair transplant surgery?
  3. I am a woman who has some hair loss; can I have ahair transplant?
  4. What causes hair loss?
  5. What is male pattern baldness?
  6. Is there a lower age limit for a hair transplant?
  7. How long does hair transplant surgery take?
  8. Do I need to cut my hair or shave my head before surgery?
  9. Will I lose hair after a hair transplant?
  10. Which is the best procedure for me?
  11. Will I need more than one session?
  12. Will there be much scarring?
  13. Are there complications of hair transplantation?
  1. What is the recovery after hair transplant surgery?
  2. Will other people notice that I have had a hair transplant?
  3. When will my new hair grow?
  4. What is a ‘hair graft?’
  5. What is a ‘Follicular Unit?’
  6. What is ‘Follicular Unit Transplantation?’
  7. What is the ‘Fox Test?’
  8. What is ‘Follicular Unit Extraction?’
  9. What is ‘Micrografting?’
  10. Does a hair transplant hurt?
  11. What is the aftercare following hair transplant surgery?
  12. What can I expect from hair transplant surgery?
  13. How much does hair transplant surgery cost?

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