The Success of Hair Transplants for Filling In Thinning HairHair thinning or hair loss is, unfortunately, a natural and common side effect of aging. Treating hair loss in order to restore volume to the hair is a completely acceptable desire. It is understandable that patients seek treatment that will restore their natural look and allow them to, once again, look like themselves. There are many hair loss treatments to consider and choosing the right one is largely dependent on the patient’s own goals, the natural state of their hair, and how much hair loss has been suffered. One treatment that has been successful for many is male hair transplantation, which transfers healthy hair follicles from a donor site to the site of hair loss. When performed on ideal candidates, our Boston patients experience hair transplant success rates that are very high.
Factors Effecting Hair Transplant SuccessThe success of hair transplantation is based largely on perception. It is very important to discuss your aesthetic goals and what your expectations of surgery are with your surgeon. If patients are expecting unrealistic results from surgery, they are likely to be unhappy, regardless of if the surgery is considered a success by the surgeon. There are many factors that go into determining an ideal candidate for hair transplant surgery and also many factors that will affect the results of surgery. Some of the factors that should be taken into consideration regarding hair transplantation and what kind of results can be realistically expected include the following:
- Hair color
- The relationship between hair and skin color
- Texture and thickness of the hair
- The angle of hair growth from the follicles
- How the hair naturally lies across the scalp
- The degree of hair loss that has been experienced