Who is an ideal candidate for a hair transplantation?


If you are facing sudden hair loss, you’d be wondering if a hair transplant is for you and, if it is, whether it is worth it.

First off, you shouldn’t be in the market for a hair transplant if the main reason you want one is because you don’t like your hair color or texture. Otherwise, you risk ending up with mismatched patches of hair on your head and looking like an alien from outer space.

That said, if you’re a male, your hairline is receding and getting thinner at the top of your head while your scalp remains full of thick, healthy-looking hair on the sides and back, then yes: this is the primary requirement, and you might be an ideal candidate for a micro FUE hair transplant.

What This Means for You

Remember that testosterone causes your hair to thin over time, with the hairs in the front and top section of your head mainly having the receptors for this hormone. On the other hand, the hairs on the sides and at the back of your head don’t have these receptors, making them much less susceptible to the hair loss process. Therefore, we can transfer these hairs on the sides and top of your head to where your hair loss areas are and expect you to have healthy hair that will last a lifetime. It’s also important to note that hair loss doesn’t stop after a transplantation procedure. Instead, it will persist (although at different rates) so that your hair progressively gets thinner and thinner over time. This permanent thinning process is why we need to ensure you have enough donor hairs to give you a natural result to last you for the rest of your life. The number of donor hairs you have available is, therefore, the second criterion we need to determine your candidacy for a hair transplant at our facility. During your consultation with us at Northwestern Hair, we’ll need to determine that you’ll have enough donor hair for the remainder of your life to give you a long-lasting result.

Key Takeaways

Hair transplantation can help you regain your self-confidence, but it is important to do your research first. It is a long-term investment and a significant commitment of time and money to make sure you’re making the right decision for yourself. No one-size-fits-all solution exists, but most patients gain permanent results from hair transplantation. If a patient has a good donor area, then they are most likely a great candidate for the procedure. Check out your options with our team of hair transplant specialists to find the best donor for you.

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