Am I a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?
25th February 2019
Hair transplants may be a long-term solution to a long-term problem, but not everyone who is losing their hair is a good candidate for hair transplant surgery. That said, the good news is that there are plenty of people who are – and even for those who surgery wouldn’t be appropriate for, there are plenty of other options available. So, what makes someone a good candidate for hair transplant surgery?
Although hair loss can start at any age – one in five men notice it before the age of 20 – it isn’t fully established until later in life. We always advise that people under the age of 25 you should explore other options first, as at such a young age, the hair loss hasn’t fully progressed and it’s difficult to say how it will look in the future. For example, if someone under 25 were to have a transplant around the hairline, there are no guarantees that the surrounding hair wouldn’t later fall out, leading to a patchy look. Plus, there’s only a finite supply of donor hair, so if it’s used up at a young age, there won’t be enough to transplant in the future if repeat surgeries are required.
The cause of the hair loss
Male and female pattern baldness is the most common form of hair loss, and usually responds well to hair transplant surgery in the right candidate, especially if it has progressed, as the hair loss pattern will be more established. We can also treat hair loss that has been caused by external trauma, such as burns or complications from a previous cosmetic surgery. However, if you have a scalp condition such as alopecia areata, a hair transplant is unlikely to be an appropriate treatment. If you’re unsure about the reason behind your hair loss, visit a doctor, or book a consultation.
The density of your hair is one of the most important factors that we consider when working out your suitability for a hair transplant. A good candidate will have healthy hair around the back of the head and the sides of the scalp, so that it can be transplanted into the thinning areas. In terms of the hair itself, if your hair is lighter and there is less of a contrast between your hair and scalp, the fewer the procedures you may need to disguise the thinning, as the bald patches are less visible when the hair grows back. Thick, coarse hair also produces good results for hair transplants, as it appears denser on the scalp , but also needs a higher degree of artistry to maintain a natural feathery hairline.
If you have a consultation and find out that you aren’t a good candidate for surgery, don’t panic! A non-surgical approach may be the best solution for your hair loss – prescription medication, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy and Low-Level Laser therapy can all be highly effective for treating hair loss. To find out if hair transplant surgery could work for you, book a consultation.
Hair Transplantation by Turkey Hair Expert
Turkey Hair Expert provides high quality and safe hair transplant in Turkey at its contracted premier clinic, using the most advanced techniques and technologies. With a patient-centric and ethical approach, Turkey Hair Expert offers high-quality hair transplantation in Turkey with its experienced doctors and medical team.
For 3 years we have been chosen as the best hair transplant clinic in Istanbul (2016-2017-2018). Since our foundation we have dedicated all our knowledge and skills to hair transplantation, becoming true leaders in the sector.
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At first I had some nerves surrounding the procedure, however, these were soon gone when reassured by the professional staff. So much so I came back for a second hair transplant. The procedure was painless and was completed on the same day, allowing for visible results with minimal scarring.
- James Elliott -
I came to Turkey Hair Expert clinic for hair transplant. From the start to finish everything was very professional. I received great service. The experience was outstanding.
- Allen Jones -
I recently underwent a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert and the care and attention that I received were outstanding. They cover everything for you and booked everything but the flights. They are all extremely friendly and make you feel welcome from start to finish. Definitely, recommend.
- Wayne Bennett -
I travelled to Turkey for a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert and was blown away by the facilities and the caring staff that were there upon my arrival. The result I am beginning to see are amazing and have fully restored my confidence. Definitely my top recommendation.
- Angar Safi -
I found out about the services provided by Turkey Hair Expert through a friend who had previously had the procedure done with them. I found the service to be highly professional with high-quality results, I would recommend this service to anyone.
- Oliver Lewis -
Turkey Hair Expert has helped to make the hair transplant more affordable to those who need them and the staff are amazing. They are on hand every step of the way and will answer any questions that you may have. – Definitely, recommend this service to all.
- Darren Thomas -
I came to Turkey to have a hair transplant with Turkey Hair Expert. I had a large number of graphs done and the time flew by. The process was seamless with an extremely high level of care. I highly recommend this service to all. Thanks, Longevita.
- Leon Hazlewood -
The overall experience with Turkey Hair Expert has exceeded my expectations. The surgery was painless and undergone in a professional manor and the results are outstanding. Extremely happy!
- David Miller -
I could not be happier with the results of my FUE hair transplant. The experience was outstanding and the accommodation, as well as the overall location, was beautiful. Definitely, use this service for a hair transplant!
- Kirk Trow -
I am absolutely satisfied with the procedure and the outcome visible so far. The communication and consultation with Turkey Hair Expert was very friendly and clear from the beginning to the end.
- Kevin Johnson-
Great experience. Staff is friendly and professional. Everything was taken care of from the moment we arrived at the airport till the day we left. Highly recommend!
- Joshua Hunter-
Very good experience with Turkey Hair Expert. Extremely well organised, professional and helpful. Couldn’t recommend them more if you’re thinking about hair and beard transplant.
- Nick Roth-
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