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.
Is everyone suitable for hair transplant?
Typically, men whose hair loss has progressed beyond class 3 or above on the Norwood Scale are good candidates for hair transplant surgery, as long as their pattern has stabilised. If your hair loss has been progressing for five years, you are probably also a good candidate.
Why you should not do hair transplant?
Most transplants are done with your existing hair, so they’re not as effective for treating people with: widespread thinning and baldness. hair loss due to chemotherapy or other medications. thick scalp scars from injuries.
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 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.
Can you go bald again after a hair transplant?
Healing can take somewhere between 6 to 12 months. But once the healing process is complete, the transplanted follicles begin to grow hair that will fill out the bald patches on your scalp. This is hair that will continue to grow naturally as you get older.
Can I lose my transplanted hair?
Within 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, the transplanted hair will fall out, but you should start to notice new growth within a few months. Most people will see 60% of new hair growth after 6 to 9 months.