Given that hair transplantation has come a long way, it seems appropriate to state that hair transplantation is suitable for many people. People who are not suitable for transplantation are usually assumed to be having some kind of health problem. However, there can be candidates that are not eligible for hair transplant even though they have no health issues.
When it comes to a hair transplantation, the ‘sufficiency’ of the donor area plays a crucial role. Donor Area is the name given to the region where the strongest and healthy hairs that are resistant to hair loss are extracted from and are then transplanted into the areas that need coverage. The donor area refers to the region taking place at the back of the head, precisely the nape of the neck, in between the two ears. If your hair follicles in the nape region are weak and sparse, unfortunately hair transplantation can meet your expectations only at a certain success rate. Measuring hair density in the donor area is as important as the stage of your hair loss you are experiencing. The amount of hair per cm2 is called hair density. Hair density in adults should be at an of average 250-300 per square meters.
Male pattern hair loss can cause some obstacles for hair transplantation. If male pattern baldness (MPB) starts earlier in an individual’s adult life-twenties, there is a greater chance that it may progress to an advanced stage of hair loss in the future. That is why Norwood Scale (NW) is a helpful guide in male pattern hair loss in order to assess the potential hair loss stages. The scale starts at 1, observed as very minor hairline thinning especially at the temples to NW7, which indicates advanced hair loss.Those who begin treating hair loss at further stages of hair loss may only have the chance to benefit from some of the effective treatment options, such as hair transplantation.
The last issue that poses an obstacle for hair transplantation is having chronic diseases. Hair transplantation cannot be performed on patients with chronic diseases such as liver failure, kidney failure, heart failure or who have received chemotherapy due to cancer. Proper assessment of medical conditions is vital prior to hair transplantation.
Factors that increase the success rate of hair transplantation; number of grafts, hair density, size of the area to be transplanted, quality of the hair to be transplanted and hair loss type. Before anything else, it is important to know about the type of hair loss and the areas where hair transplantation will be performed should be planned carefully. For this reason, before hair transplant operation, it is significant to ask yourself this: “Am I suitable for hair transplantation?” You can also take the first step through our Online Consultation Form and consult our doctors about your suitability for hair transplantation.