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Hair Transplant Surgery: The Best Treatment Option for Everyone with Hair Loss?

3/30/2012 4:39:59 AM

Question:

Is everyone a candidate for hair transplant surgery?

Answer:

Some prospective patients may be ineligible for hair transplant surgery. The number one criterion for successful surgical hair restoration is sufficient donor hair to provide adequate coverage.

Due to the progressive nature of androgenic alopecia (genetic balding), it is very difficult to predict the stability of the donor supply in younger patients. Thus, men in their early twenties are normally advised to postpone hair transplant surgery and medically stabilize their balding with the clinically proven and FDA approved medical hair loss treatments Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). 

Other factors that may affect a patient’s eligibility for surgery are scalp laxity, general health and unrealistic expectations.

The best way to learn if hair transplants are right for you is to consult with one or more of our prescreened quality hair restoration physicians. You can even schedule a free online consultation if you prefer. 

David (TakingThePlunge)
Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.
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