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Term: Hair Transplant Candidates

How To Determine If You're a Viable Hair Transplant Candidate
Not everyone experiencing hair loss will qualify for a hair transplant procedure. Some people are good hair transplant candidates in theory but not in practice.

If you’re a good candidate for a hair transplant, you’ll check yes for most of the following boxes:


  • Are a biological male.

  • Are not biological female

    Note:  Historically, biological females are generally less viable hair transplant candidates than males).  Transgender situations will all need to be considered on an individual basis.

  • Currently between the ages of 25 & 65.

  • Suffering from androgenetic alopecia (AGA), known as male pattern baldness/hair loss (MPHL).

  • Not suffering from other types of hair loss, such as Alopecia Areata (AA) or Telogen Effluvium (TE), or other types of hair loss (Diffuse Shedding).

  • Have been consistently and steadily losing hair for more than 5 years.

  • Currently utilizing medically prescribed and supervised combination of hair loss medications.

  • Prepared to continue medications after surgery.

  • Hair loss has stabilized into a consistent pattern.

  • Potential ‘donor hair’ is medium to dark in color and medium to thick in density.

  • Donar hair is healthy and is neither stick-straight nor tightly curled.

  • The remaining hair follicles are healthy and have minimal DHT presence.

  • General physical health is excellent.

  • Have clear and very realistic expectations of surgical results and outcomes.

  • Candidate is psychologically preprepared for surgery and post-op results.

  • The candidate would be willing to shave their head if required for the type of surgery recommended by the hair restoration surgeon.

  • Hair restoration surgery has been researched extensively.

  • Surgery is the absolute last option available and has been delayed as long as possible.

  • Multiple consultations with hair restoration medical experts have been undertaken.

  • All potential post-operative risks and results have been carefully evaluated.

  • Family members are fully supportive of hair restoration surgery goals.

  • Have financial means to handle all surgical costs.  Hair restoration surgery is generally not covered by any traditional health insurance in most countries (the USA or similar).  Canada may cover some or all hair transplants or related medical expenses.


Hair transplant candidates who have answered yes to most of the above items are hair likely to have a positive outcome.

 
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