If you’re tired of trying to hide your thinning hair, bald spot, or receding hairline with sprays, hats, and creative styling tricks, perhaps it’s time to consider a better, more permanent solution. There are lots of hair restoration options out there, including transplantation surgery. But not everyone makes for a good candidate.
Here are some important factors to consider before pursuing this option.
Amount of Hair Lost vs. Amount of Hair Available
One of the biggest factors determining suitability is the relationship between how much hair you’ve already lost and the amount of donor hair available for the transplant. A hair loss specialist can evaluate your current situation and recommend the best course of action.
Health Condition and Current Medications
Before undergoing a medical procedure, consult your physician to make sure you are healthy enough to do so. If possible, any serious health issues should be treated prior to scheduling hair transplantation surgery to reduce the risk of complications. Also, certain prescription medications may adversely affect the procedure, your results, and recovery process.
Stages of Hair Loss
You also can expect better results if you have been losing hair due to male pattern baldness for more than five years, or you’re a male who has been balding for several years, whose pattern has stabilized, and who now want to take on a more youthful appearance.
Age and Expectations
While you can have a hair transplant at just about any age, it’s important to keep future hair loss in mind. You should also consider that it can take several months after the procedure before you start seeing results. And, depending on the amount of hair loss, you may need more than one procedure to achieve the desired result.
As with any medical procedure, it’s imperative that you follow proper post-surgery care instructions for optimum results, minimum discomfort, and faster recovery time.
The point is: not everyone is a candidate, but it’s impossible to tell without consulting with a hair transplant professional. Today, we invite you to contact DiStefano Hair Restoration Center to schedule a free consultation so you can get the answers you need and want.