I spend a fair amount of time on the web and in my practice answering questions about hair transplants. One of the most frequent questions from patients is if they are candidates for hair transplant. The simple answer to this question is YES. Almost everyone out there with hair loss is a candidate for a NeoGraft hair transplant.
But how can I say that nearly everyone is a candidate without knowing the patients individually? The answer is in the statistics of hair loss. The vast majority of hair loss is caused by male pattern hair loss from sensitivity to a certain type of testosterone. All of these people are candidates. People that have lost hair from scars or accidents are almost always candidates. Women that have lost hair from over plucking or traction alopecia are candidates.
In fact it may be harder to find people that are NOT candidate for hair transplant. The only groups I can think of are people with so many medical issues it is not safe to perform cosmetic surgery or people that have hair loss from alopecia areata, a condition that can cause hair loss in areas of the scalp that are not affected by male pattern baldness. Other than those examples, almost everyone else is a candidate.
Now just because you are eligible for hair transplant does not mean you should have one. The decision to proceed from candidate to having the procedure needs to be made carefully. You need to understand the risks and benefits of the procedure, the limits of hair transplants and what to expect from the results. These are the types of things that will be discussed in your free consultation.
So, to answer the question, YES you are most likely a candidate for hair transplant. But there is a lot we need to discuss before you undergo the procedure. Talk to you soon!
-Adam Saad, MD