The good news is that as long as you still have a decent supply of donor hair (included in the horseshoe-shaped ring of hair that usually remains after balding), you can benefit from a hair transplant.
Can you have a hair transplant if you are completely bald?
A hair transplant is suitable for people with permanent baldness, the type that runs in families. It’s not usually suitable for people with other types of hair loss, such as the type that causes bald patches (alopecia areata).
Should I go bald or get a hair transplant?
If you’re completely bald, a hair transplant will probably produce an improvement, but it’s not going to give you a completely full head of hair. However, if you have minor hair loss and plenty of donor hair, a hairline transplant can help you reverse several years of hair loss and improve your appearance.
What is the best age for hair transplant?
Although hair transplants can be carried out on anyone above the age of 18, it is advisable not to have a transplant until the age of 25+. Younger men may not be the best candidates since their hair loss pattern may not yet fully be determined.
Do hair transplants last forever?
In a nutshell, yes, an FUE hair transplant can last a lifetime. The key to thing to remember with hair transplants, whether that’s an FUE or FUT, is the donor hair follicles preserve the characteristics, enabling healthy growth.
What are the disadvantages of hair transplant?
What are the complications associated with a hair transplant?
- swelling of the scalp.
- bruising around the eyes.
- a crust that forms on the areas of the scalp where hair was removed or implanted.
- numbness or lack of sensation on the treated areas of the scalp.
What happens if you don’t have enough donor hair for transplant?
That being said, hair transplantation surgery can’t restore all of your hair if you don’t have enough donor hair to transplant. But it can help restore your hairline and add density to your remaining hair. These benefits alone can significantly improve your hair’s appearance.
Do hair transplants look natural?
Hair transplants can look completely natural — as long as you go to the right surgeon. Hair transplant candidates may be concerned about the conspicuousness of their results, but with a talented and qualified surgeon, “Your scalp will not look like a doll’s head.