If you've ever thought about saying yes to hair transplants, now is a great time to do some more research on the subject and find out if you really want the procedure.
Here are some ways to tell you might be a good candidate:
- You have reasonable expectations:Patients who expect the hairline of a teenager tend to walk away disappointed, because they don't understand the limits and purpose of the procedure.
- Your balding pattern has stabilized:If you've been balding for many years and your hair pattern seems to be remaining consistent, then you are a great candidate for hair transplants. This is because your doctor will be able to supplement your hairline for a more youthful effect, knowing how fast you have been balding and where most of the loss is coming from.
- You've experienced a trauma:Men and women who have lost hair due to trauma or burns can be excellent candidates.
- You've tried other methods of preventing hair loss: If you've tried other strategies to impede your hair loss, such as an improved diet, reduced stress, careful treatment or specialty hair products, but haven't experienced success, then hair implants could be a reasonable next step for you.
Receiving hair transplants can take years off a person's looks, and can make them feel more confident and content with their lives. The ideal patients for this procedure tend to be people in their forties. Younger patients don't yet know the speed or manner with which their hair loss will progress, which makes it more difficult for surgeons to treat. If you believe you're a good candidate and are ready for a fuller, more youthful hairline, find a board-certified Long Island cosmetic surgeon to consult with.