Are Hair Transplants Right for Me?Hair loss is a condition that many men fear and dread. Men may look for the first signs of balding at an early age, and they often wonder how much hair will be lost and when. While women do not typically expect it, hair loss is a problem that affects the females as well. For both men and women, a balding scalp and thinning hair can be a source of embarrassment and a blow to the ego. Fortunately, there are many treatment options to explore when it comes to hair loss. At the New England Center for Hair Restoration, we offer our patients in Boston hair loss treatment that is successful and reliable. We believe that the most effective and permanent solution for hair loss is hair transplant surgery. For those patients who are candidates, hair transplant surgery can restore volume and thickness to the hairline.
Hair Transplant CandidatesWhile hair transplant surgery is a long-lasting and successful solution for hair loss, it is not the right choice for all of our patients. Dr. Ryan Welter, our hair restoration surgeon, will only perform hair transplant surgery on those patients who are good candidates for the procedure. Boston patients who make good hair transplant surgery candidates include those who have,
- Hair loss that is under control: That is to say, patients who have experienced hair loss for a number of years and have noticed that hair loss has begun to slow down or stop all together. Additionally, these are patients who have a distinct pattern of baldness.
- A good source of donor hair: There is a finite source of donor hair so it will need to be used effectively. Patients with thick or wavy hair often get the fullest appearance from hair transplant surgery.
- Lost hair as a result of injury: Patients who have hair loss as a result of burn or injury are good candidates for hair transplant surgery because they are not likely to lose additional hair.
- Realistic expectations: It is important for patients to understand that results from hair transplant surgery will be dependent on the amount of hair loss experienced. A man with a scalp that is almost completely bald will not have a full head of hair. However, hair can be transplanted strategically to give the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. Patients should also understand that hair transplant surgery does not stop hair loss. Future hair loss may occur and additional procedures may even be necessary to keep the patient’s desired appearance.