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Who is a Good Candidate for an FUE Hair Transplant?

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    Preventing hair loss is an important part of hair transplant surgery

    If you are likely to lose more hair, you might need to consider taking hair loss medication such as Finasteride or Minoxidil. This is an important part of determining whether you will be a good candidate for a hair transplant. Hair loss medications help preserve your existing hair and avoid having to undergo a further hair transplant in the future. If you’re not sure whether these medications are right for you, find out more here or speak to one of the surgeons at our FUE hair transplant clinic today.

    Am I a good candidate for FUE hair transplant surgery?

    FUE hair transplant surgery is a treatment that is specific and personal for each individual. Every patient has their own expectations about what they would like to achieve by having this treatment. Providing personalised treatment plans is what The Treatment Rooms London specialises in.

    There are many different factors that will affect whether you are an ideal candidate for hair transplant surgery. This includes how much hair you have lost, your desired hair style, how much donor hair you have and your hair type.

    Key Points

    • Where is your hairline at the moment?
    • How much hair do you have that you can transplant?
    • How old are you and will your hairline recede further?
    • Will you be able to prevent any further hairline recession?

    Where is your hairline at the moment?

    You may notice that you fall into the following categories:

    • You hairline has receded so much that you have no hairline
    • Your hairline has receded in the temples so you have an “M” shaped hairline pattern or a “widow’s peak”
    • Your hairline has receded to the middle of your scalp (between your crown and forehead)
    • Your hairline has thinned but has a general outline

    In most types of hairline recession, the main cause is male pattern baldness (3). This process is caused by DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which causes the hair follicles to become weak and fall out. It is called a “pattern baldness” as the same pattern of hair thinning and balding appears in most men affected. The different types of pattern depend on how severely you have been affected by hair loss. They are summarised in the Norwood Scale as you can see in the picture.

    By looking at the Norwood Scale you will be able to classify where your hairline is at the moment. If you hairline is at Norwood 2/3 then you should be able to bring your hairline forward to restore it your preferred position. If you are at stage 4a/5/5a/6 you need to think about how much hair you can use to create a hairline that you are happy with. You might better off with a hair transplant that gives you hair you can style over areas of balding. Your plan should be to restore your hairline to a position of Norwood 2 or 3.

    Norwood scale hair loss male

    Norwood scale of balding showing the different stages of hair loss

    Hairline design for mature hairline hair transplant

    Bringing your hairline too low won’t suit you as you recede in your temples. Choose a mature hairline that will look good for the rest of your life. It also helps to save more hair in your donor area if you choose to have a second hair transplant down the line.

    A Simple Process That Will Put Your Fears to Rest

    We take every effort to ensure you to feel as comfortable as possible during the entire process. Our philosophy is to give each patient a personalised care experience.

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    1. A Consultation with our Surgeons

    We'll explain the full process and perform a digital microscope assessment of your hair. No hard sells whatsoever.

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    2. One Day

    Surgery is often performed in 1 day and you are able to go home after the procedure.

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    3. Regular
    Follow Up

    We're always available even after the consultation and operation for any further questions you may have as your new hair grows.

    FUE hair transplant surgery at The Treatment Rooms London

    The Treatment Rooms London is a CQC registered clinic based on the prestigious Harley Street as well as Putney. Our surgeons perform every single hair transplant making sure your transplanted hair is given the greatest opportunity to grow. This professional service is why patients across the world have trusted us with the long-term care of their hair.

    At consultation our surgeons will examine your hair with a microscope and create a hair transplant plan to cater for your needs.


    Authored by

    Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr Roshan Vara

    Dr Roshan Vara

    Full Medical Member of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery

    GMC Registered - 7458409

    Reviewed by

    Hair Transplant Surgeon Dr Dilan Fernando

    Dr Dilan Fernando

    Royal College of Surgeons

    Executive Committee Member & Treasurer of the British Association of Hair Restoration Surgery

    GMC Registered - 7458157

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