When thinking of having hair transplant surgery you should consider the following factors:
- There isn’t a specific age limit for hair transplantation, any healthy individual of any age can have hair transplantation. But people aged 25 and over tend to be the best candidates for surgery.
- In order to have a hair transplant, the hair in the donor area must be in sufficient quantity of high quality grafts.
- Since hair transplantation is a surgical procedure, it poses a risk for hemophilia patients. These patients should consult their doctor and have a blood coagulation test done.
- People with blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis C and HIV can’t have hair transplantation.
- Local anesthesia is used in hair transplantation and those who are sensitive to anesthesia can’t have hair transplantation without consulting their doctor.
- Hair protection and color are also important. Having dark hair color will be advantageous for the person.
- The donor areas where the grafts will be taken and the bald area where the grafts will be transplanted should be compatible with each other.
- If the donor area can’t cover the bald area in one or more sessions, it is better not to have the operation done. If the operation is performed in this case, there is a high probability that there will be too many sparseness and deformations in the donor areas.
Who can have hair transplant?
- People with the following cases can hair transplantation:
- Male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia (AGA)
- Female patients with female pattern androgenetic alopecia (FAGA)
- Cicatricial alopecia
- Secondary cicatricial alopecia
- Primary cicatricial alopecia
- Facial hair transplantation: Beard, mustache transplantation, eyebrow and eyelash transplantation
- Pubic hair transplantation