All Hair loss patients are not suitable for Hair Transplantation.
Young patients especially in early stages of baldness can be treated medically to prevent further progression of baldness and also to promote hair growth to some extent. Sometimes, even in the younger individuals hair transplantation is recommended depending upon their psycho-social obligations like marriage, depression, etc.
Age is not a bar for Hair Transplantation as it can be done even at the age of 80, provided the constitution of the individual is healthy. In general, hair transplantation is advisable only when the person is medically fit for the surgery. Since Hair Transplantation is based on “Donor Dominance theory”, a good donor area is a pre-requisite for better results.
“Quality of the donor area always determines the outcome”
Quality of the donor area is determined by:
Density of the follicular units per sq. cm (> 80 units per sq. cm)
- Thickness of Hair shaft.
- Nature of hair – Curly (better)
- Laxity of the scalp.
- Big donor area and lesser recipient area.
- No medical contraindications.
- No bleeding disorders.
- No abnormal scarring disorders – Keloidal tendency