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.
- 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 of balding showing the different stages of hair loss
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.
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.
2. One Day
Surgery is often performed in 1 day and you are able to go home after the procedure.
We're always available even after the consultation and operation for any further questions you may have as your new hair grows.
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.
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