Are You a Good Candidate for Hair Transplant Surgery?
No matter the reason for your hair loss, there is likely a solution. For many people, that solution could be hair loss medications like Rogaine or Propecia. For others, the right approach may involve low-level laser therapy or platelet-rich plasma therapy. But many patients who come to the Miami Hair Institute want to know whether hair transplant surgery is an available option. That’s understandable, because the cutting-edge hair transplant techniques we have pioneered deliver exceptional results that have restored the hair and confidence of thousands of patients.
But as effective as hair transplant surgery is, it isn’t right for everyone suffering from hair loss. Many factors play a role in determining whether a patient is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. So how do you know if a transplant is a possibility for your hair restoration journey? The only way to know for sure is after a comprehensive hair loss evaluation performed by an experienced hair restoration physician. Generally, however, here are three characteristics that may mean that hair transplant surgery is a good option for you:
Sufficient Supply of Donor Hair
You can’t transplant what isn’t there. For a hair transplant to work, there actually has to be hair to move to the balding or thinning areas of your scalp. And that hair has to come from you. Unlike organ transplants where another person is the donor, hair transplants involve using your own hair. We typically take hair from areas on the back or sides of your head and transplant it to the treatment area, where it will continue to grow. Both male and female transplant surgery candidates must have a healthy and sufficient amount of hair growth in the donor area at the back of the head for transplant surgery to be a viable hair loss solution.
Permanent Hair Loss
Many hair loss cases are temporary or seasonal, meaning that lost hair should eventually grow back on its own. Surgery is only an appropriate treatment for those suffering from permanent hair loss, such as androgenetic alopecia.
While children and teenagers can experience permanent hair loss, their hair loss pattern may not be fully developed while they are still growing, making it challenging to perform the procedure in a way that will yield optimal results. As such, hair transplant surgery is only recommended as a potential treatment for individuals 18 and older.
Schedule an Appointment for a Hair Loss Evaluation Today
As noted, you will only know whether you are a candidate for hair transplant surgery after consulting with a hair restoration surgeon. At the Miami Hair Institute, we evaluate each hair loss patient using a comprehensive and proven methodology to determine the cause of your hair loss. With this information, we can determine the cause of hair loss and develop an approach best suited to your condition and goals.
To schedule your personalized hair loss evaluation at the Miami Hair Institute, contact us online or call our office directly at 305-925-0222.