Am I a candidate for a hair transplant? (Photo)
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23 year old and Hair Transplant- Dr. Alan Feller- Great Neck, NY
Photos don't always capture the accurate degree of hair loss..
This can't be definitively answered unless there has been an individual examination. However I can elaborate a little on what we consider when we decide upon a patient's eligibility.
We definitely proceed with caution before we approve candidates who are under the age of 18. In rare cases, people that young do want this procedure and they will be carefully vetted before being approved, if they are approved at all. So, age is a factor.
Another factor is the general health of the patient. For example, a surgeon will look at medical history, current health conditions (if any) and then decide if it’s safe to perform the procedure. In some cases, a candidate may need to resolve health issues prior to being approved for the surgery.
Also, patients should have immune systems which are strong enough to allow them to heal properly after their operations.
Doctors prefer to perform hair transplants on patients who live healthy lifestyles. So, following a healthy diet, getting moderate exercise and practicing stress management will boost your odds of getting the “ok” for this type of surgery.
A surgeon will also look at your degree of hair loss and how much donor hair you have available.
These are some variables. If you really want to make sure about your candidacy, you could book a consultation with cosmetic surgeon in your city. Just make sure you choose a skilled, experienced, certified and well rated surgeon.
This will be the best way to see if you’re a viable candidate for this type of procedure, as every patient is different. Only a surgeon can tell if this procedure is right for you.
Am I a candidate for a hair transplant?
Thank you for your question and photo,
Loss of hair is a natural process when it is between the limits that the body can restore them. When the capacity of the body to restore the hair loss is beaten by the excessive hair loss then we can name this situation something that should be treated. Women started to experience balding even more in the last 2 decades. It is getting more and more common also in women population. However it is also good to know that this problem is also treatable when it is present in women.
To obtain alive hair follicles implanted in higher rates, the latest technique being used is not the only manner, it is also affected by compliance of implantation area that we found a better way to improve as a result of our researches, The Organic Hair Transplantation. By this new and unique Organic Hair Transplantation Technique, before the extraction and implantation processes; we regenerate the implantation area with injection of stem cell enriched fat tissue. Regeneration of cells in target area before FUE transplantation with the support of stromal stem cells results in higher rate of alive thicker hair follicles.
Organic Hair Transplantation is a surgical technique that moves individual hair follicles from a part of the body called “donor site” to bald or balding part of the body known as the “recipient site”. Grafts containing hair follicles that are obtained from genetically resistant to balding area transplanted to the bald scalp by latest minimally invasive technique. One of the most important reasons of the hair loss is the decreased quality of the scalp. Therefore to make the only transplantation would provide only a limited benefit without improving the quality of the scalp. In the “Organic Hair Transplantation”
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If you have genetic balding, you may be a candidate for hair transplant surgery but you need to see a doctor first.
You want to know if you are a candidate for a hair transplant
Develop a long term treatment plan
Cellular therapy such as PRP and more recently stem cell therapy from fat tissue (currently being researched) has show great promise. These treatments can slow hair loss progression and promote hair grow and increase the diameter of hair shafts.
Medical treatment such as minoxidil and propecia are also important to consider.
Finally transplant of affected areas is also a consideration. FUE is the procedure of choice in most cases since it is minimally invasive and can yield powerful results when performed by an experienced surgeon.
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