If someone has complete baldness then how can they get a hair transplant?

I have very less amount of hair in scalp and I want to do hair transplant surgery but I need to know from where I got hair to transplant as I don't have sufficient hair in my scalp.

Doctor Answers 4

No Hair

If you have no hair to donate from the back of your head, in general you would not be a candidate for a hair transplant, then. It's possible to take body hair but it usually has a very different texture that would not look good on the head- it is reserved as a filler to pad out normal head hair if it is used at all.


Santa Monica Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Hair transplant works only if you have a good donor hair supply. So if you are completely bald without donor hair it does not w

Hair transplant works only if you have a good donor hair supply.  So if you are completely bald without donor hair it does not work.

Jae Pak, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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Completely bald

Are you completely bald on top and have some hair in the back (donor)? Or do you have no hair on your head at all? You could be a candidate for hair restoration surgery if you have some hair in the back, but not a candidate if you have none. Occasionally, we can use body hair for transplant to the scalp. You should have a consultation with a hair restoration surgeon to have your scalp evaluated, and to see if you are a candidate for surgery.

Rae Lynne Kinler, MD
Chicago Physician

Complete balding

The only people who have no hair on their head are those with a disease called alopecia totalis. Most men, retain the wreath around the side and back of their head when they develop advanced balding

William Rassman, MD
Los Angeles Hair Restoration Surgeon
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