Are You a Candidate?

Hair replacement surgery can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence, but the results won’t necessarily measure up to your ideal. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your hair transplant surgeon. It’s important to understand that all hair replacement techniques use your existing hair. The goal of surgery is to find the most efficient uses for that hair.

You’re a good candidate for hair replacement if you have any of the following:

  • You’ve lost hair due to an inherited trait
  • You’ve lost hair due to trauma or burns
  • You have healthy hair growth at the back and side of your head

Surgical hair replacement procedures always involves taking hair from where you have it and surgically “moving” it to where you don’t. So, in order to be able to have this procedure, you must have healthy hair growth at the back and sides of your head. These areas are called “donor” areas; they’re the places on the head from which grafts are taken and surgically transplanted to an a place on the head that’s bald or where the hair is thinning.

You should note that your hair color, its texture, degree of waviness and curliness could also affect the final aesthetic results.