There are a lot of factors that play a part in making a hair transplant successful. Your suitability for a hair transplant will be made during a consultation where your medical history will be taken, a hair analysis will be carried out and you will be able to discuss what your desired results will be from a hair transplant. At this stage your highly experienced Hair Transplant surgeon will be able to ensure it is the right procedure for you. In order to make this decision your surgeon will be looking at your;
- Age – Although there is not really an age limit for a hair transplant, it still plays a role with the best candidates for hair transplants being over 27-30 years old in age. Many younger patients who are experiencing hair loss can be quick to rush into hair transplant procedures to correct the appearance of balding but it is often likely that you will need additional treatment later on in life as your hair loss will still continue naturally. At The Private Clinic we like to wait until patients are a bit older so we can better determine the pattern on baldness to accurately perform the treatment to help counteract further baldness. In the meantime, you may be recommended to have the Tricho Hair Loss DNA test which can help you better understand the underlaying factors of hair loss and offer you a personalised treatment plan to help protect and maintain your healthy hair follicles.
- Donor Area – You must have a good supply of healthy hair follicles available to be transplanted. The donor area is usually the lower back portion of the scalp. At The Private Clinic one of the most important stages of your consultation is assessing your level of hair loss and both the quality and quantity of your donor hair.
- Type of Hair Loss – The cause of your hair loss will also play a big part in your suitability for a hair transplant. The best candidates are those suffering with male or female pattern baldness as typically only affects certain areas of the scalp not the entire scalp meaning your donor area is most likely going to be unaffected. Hair loss conditions that affect the entire scalp such as un-patterned alopecia would not have a successful hair transplant. At The Private Clinic we will only offer hair transplant procedures to those who are suitable as we do not believe in wasting your time or money on a procedure that is not going to give you long-lasting results.
- Health – To be suitable for a hair transplant you must be in good health both medically and through making healthy life choices. If you have an underlying health condition it is best to make your surgeon aware.
To better determine your suitability for a hair transplant, contact us to book a hair transplant consultation with one of our expert hair transplant surgeons or knowledgeable patient advisors.