Are you a Candidate ?

rucandiHair transplantation can regrow the natural hairs back and can change the looks amazingly, but it’s always advisable to know consequences or limitations of any cosmetic surgery beforehand. Patients exhibiting the right hair and scalp characteristics would have phenomenal positive impact on aesthetics and hair loss. However, not every hair-loss sufferer is a potential patient for surgical hair restoration.
Patients in the early stages of hair loss are usually recommended to wait until this has advanced further. But once the hair is lost, there is baldness then its not possible to grow hairs with medication. The only option for the bald area is transplantation. Donor hairs must also possess suitable density so that there will be sufficient hairs to cover the recipient area. The extent of hair loss is generally assessed either via the Hamilton-Norwood Scale (men) or the Ludwig Scale (women).
Understanding the right candidate for surgical hair restoration is very important during the decision making process; hence, it’s always advisable to consult skilled, experienced and ethical hair transplant surgeons.

Generally, Candidates for hair transplant surgery are:

  • Both men and women can undergo hair transplant if there is baldness or very less density.
  • Most of the patients for hair transplant are suffering from angrogenetic alopecia, so, men with realistic expectations who understand the fact their existing hairs need continuous medication, and loss might continue to increase even if they are regularly taking prescribed medicines.
  • Women and men who have lost their hair due to shock, burn, or accident.
  • Hair transplant can be done for beard, mustache, eyebrows also.
  • Can also be done to grow hairs on scars due to trauma, burn, stitches.

Various physical traits that determine potential patients for transplant are:

  • Contrast combination of skin and hair color is generally preferred, like light skin with gray hair as it makes hairline look natural.
  • Density and thickness of hairs in donor area, i.e., back or side of the scalp. The better the density and thickness at donor area results in a good yield as more hairs can be transplanted from donor to recipient area.