Hair Transplant

What makes a good candidate for hair transplant?

With many celebrities such as Wayne Rooney going for hair transplant, professional hair transplant services can have an amazing effect on the life of a person. Although hair transplants still have some stigma attached to them, it's truly amazing the effect that a high-quality hair transplant can actually have an instilling confidence and making someone look much younger.

There transplants today can be found everywhere whether it's in Premier league football to actors, producers, musicians and people that we see almost every day. This stigma on hair transplant is gradually reducing and instead of people having to simply accept a hairline reducing, the procedure has become much more widespread. While the idea of a hair transplant may seem like a condition that's completely reversible for most hair loss sufferers, there needs to be some specific conditions met to make sure that a subject is a good candidate for a hair transplant.

The top conditions that need to be met to ensure a better hair transplant:

A particular hair color:

The color of your hair and the way that your hair actually matches with your skin tone can be a great indicator of how natural a hair transplant will look. If someone has light-colored hair and there is very little contrast between the color of their hair and the color of their scalp, there will be an increased chance of better coverage and a more natural result. People with more contrast between the color of their scalp and hair often require a much more in-depth transplant procedure to obtain natural results and to achieve better coverage.

The thickness and shape of your hair:

A quick cross-section of your hair follicles will be done to see if you are a good candidate for hair transplant. The way that the individual hair on your head is shaped, how it curls and the nature of the thinning on your scalp can all be a great indication of how the new transplants will cover your scalp. The way that light reflects off of your scalp and the way that the transplanted hair will move on your scalp can be indication of how successful your transplant might be.

The flexibility of your scalp:

A loose scalp can make it easier for surgeons to insert follicles during the procedure. If your scalp doesn't move around too much, a hair transplant may be a very difficult procedure for you.

A prior condition with alopecia:

If you have had a prior condition with un-patterned alopecia you should not even consider a hair transplant. Often the hair that you are still producing is unhealthy and the results would last very temporarily making a hair transplant a poor investment.

If you can afford it:

A hair transplant may still be a relatively new concept as well as something that is growing in popularity. The main barrier to access for many people however is the cost concern. Most hair transplants start at $3500 costing upwards of $15000 and there are no types of medical coverage that will handle the cost of a cosmetic surgery like surgical hair restoration. Unless you think you can afford to pay the full costs of I hair transplant, it's usually not wise to begin the procedure to see if you would be a good candidate.

To learn more about hair transplants and the procedure of assessment follow some of our future blogs!


Hairfear - 05-16-2016






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