Most of us would love to have a head full of healthy hair, but because of certain factors such as age, genetic and a person’s health, hair loss is sometimes something that just happens. Hair loss is common but it still causes men and women that suffer from it to become self-conscious and this can have an effect on their own self-esteem.
For those that find their hair is thinning they will often look for solutions that will give them back the amount of hair they once had. One method is a hair transplant. There are a few factors that a hair transplant surgeon will use to determine if the procedure is right for you. In recent years there have been a number of techniques that are now being use like Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). This revolutionary hair transplant procedure is minimally invasive and don’t require any stitches to the donor area and features natural looking hair with a quick recovery period.
Here are a few factors that need to be considered when thinking about getting a hair transplant:
Age of Client
Almost any person can have a transplant procedure done, however a doctor may choose to wait if a person is too young. Most young people with hair loss often have premature hair loss. What this means is that as they continue to age they will lose more of their hair. A young person might need multiple procedures in the future in order to maintain a natural looking hairline. Older patients tend to make the best hair transplant patients and their hair restoration will look natural over time. As a rule of thumb, anyone over the age of 30 is usually considered the perfect age for hair restoration.
Healthy Lifestyle Make for Better Patient
Those that take care of themselves make for great hair transplant candidates. What that means is, those individuals that eat well, exercise regularly and stay away from stressful situations as much as they can are better off than those who don’t. The reason for this it has been determined that fit healthy patients have better immune system that protects them from any infections and they can recover more quickly.
Type and Classification of Hair Loss
This refers to the severity of a patient’s hair loss. A hair transplant surgeon will look at the donor area of a patient to determine the amount of hair that is available to be transplanted in the thin areas of the scalp. The amount of hair available will determine the results that can be achieved. If a patient has extensive hair loss then the end result could be less than expected.
During a free consultation, the doctor will consider the above factors to determine if the patient is an eligible candidate.