For those experiencing hair loss, hair transplant surgery offers a permanent solution that delivers natural looking – and feeling – results for men and women alike. However, not everyone is a candidate for this procedure, and for a variety of reasons. If you’re considering hair transplant surgery, read on to find out if it’s right for you.
Those who have no hair from birth. Because a hair transplant is performed by taking hair follicles from one part of the scalp and transplanting them to another, those who have not had hair since birth are not candidates for surgery.
Those under 24 years of age. Most experts agree that 24 is the “recommended” minimum age for hair transplant surgery. That’s because hair loss needs to run its course, which often extends past one’s 24th birthday. A little patience can provide greatly enhanced long-term results.
Individuals with serious health complications. Although hair transplant surgery is a relatively simple procedure that can yield amazing results, those who have chronic health issues like heart disease, kidney or liver failure, diabetes, and more, may not be suitable for such a surgery. Consult with your primary care physician or specialist to discuss the risks involved.
Those who react to anesthesia. Anesthesia (either local or general) is required to perform hair transplant surgery. Therefore, those who suffer negative reactions to anesthesia, or have medical conditions that don’t allow them to receive anesthesia, are not candidates for a hair transplant.
Individuals with blood-borne illness. Those with blood-borne diseases such as HIV and Hepatitis C are generally not candidates for hair transplant surgery. Consult your primary care doctor about the limitations and risks involved and precautions that are available to keep all parties safe.
Patients with Hemophilia. Hemophilia is a condition that limits the ability of blood to clot. As such, a patient with hemophilia must first consult with their doctor and undergo a blood clotting test to see if they are suitable for hair transplant surgery.
Are you a candidate for hair transplant surgery? The best way to find out is to schedule a free initial consultation with the medical steam at DiStefano Hair Restoration Center.