What makes for a good hair transplant candidate?

Are you right for a hair replacement surgery?

For the right candidate, hair restoration surgery can significantly improve their appearance in a general sense of well-being and confidence. However, not every person will fit the bill for this type of procedure, so it is important for potential patients to manage their expectations. There are a number of different factors that will determine the eventual outcome of this kind of elective surgery.

"For the right candidate, hair restoration surgery can significantly improve their appearance in a general sense of well-being and confidence."

Everybody has a finite amount of donor hair that can be moved to areas of the scalp where follicles are thinning, so every last hair must be used in an appropriate manner. If not, hair can be overused when a patient is too young causing them to "run out" of hair when balding becomes more pronounced. Caring for your hair is essential, which also means knowing whether or not you will make a good candidate for hair replacement procedure.

The best people to undergo a hair transplant surgery are those who have been losing their hair for five years or more. People under 25 are generally discouraged from having the surgery, as the balding pattern will not have completely stabilized by that point, which makes it difficult to create a lasting result. Men over 25 who have lost a substantial amount of hair and are seeking a more youthful appearance may have hair transplants.

The goal of the surgery is to find the most effective uses for your existing follicles, which is why there are so many options available, including the increasingly popular Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) and Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT).

If you are interested in professional hair replacement surgery, be sure to schedule an appointment with Marotta Hair Restoration today! Check out the rest of our website to learn more about all of the different high-quality treatments that we offer to our clients.