Many individuals choose to live with their hair loss, and there are many positive aspects to this decision. First, you will always look normal and natural. Second, there is no chance of disappointment in the outcome of a procedure. And of course, let’s not forget about the financial advantage—you’ll avoid the costs involved. This is also a decision that enables you to change your mind in the future. Once you’ve committed to surgery, there’s no going back.
However, if you are seriously considering hair restoration, let’s look at a number of important issues that will help in your decision-making.
When considering hair restoration, your choice of a surgeon is of paramount importance. In sum, look for the following:
Generally speaking, for men, the older one is, the better the candidate for transplantation. This is because the balding pattern is likely to be evident, allowing the surgeon to properly plan for the procedure. This ensures a more positive result.
Age is not as much of a factor for women, whose natural hair loss patterns do not progress in the same way as men’s. Whether or not a woman is a good candidate depends on the characteristics of her donor hair, not her age.
Pharmaceuticals, like Rogaine and Propecia, can be used by males over the age of eighteen. In general, these medications, which seem to be more effective at preserving existing hair than growing new ones, are most beneficial for younger men in the early stages of hair loss
How much can you afford to spend on hair restoration? Costs will vary, depending on the extent of hair loss and the total area involved in the procedure. Find out more about the cost of a hair transplant or get a personalized cost estimate by making an appointment for an evaluation of your hair loss. Learn more about Dr. Harris, read hair transplant reviews of Dr. Harris by actual patients, or ask the doctor a question.
For more information on the topics of hair loss and restoration please see the series of informative hair transplant videos made by Dr. Harris.