Can a man with extensive hair loss benefit from Hair Transplantation?
Is it possible for someone who has extensive hair loss (a 7 on the Nordwood hair loss scale) to be successful in a hair transplant? I seem to have quite a bit of donor hair. I am not looking for the hair of a 20 year old but something that would look decent for a 58 year old man. I don’t mind looking my age.
The key to being satisfied with current day hair restoration surgery is to have realistic expectations and select a top notch hair transplant physician. As you know, with extensive hair loss, hair transplantation can’t restore a full head of hair since it only can only relocate a limited amount of bald resistant hair follicles from your donor area to the top of your head. But often even men with extensive hair loss can restore a mature hairline that will often change the look of their face. But typically men with extensive hairloss will not have enough donor hair to restore the crown/back of the head area.
To see before and after photos of a few dozen extensively bald men who have had successfully benefited from hair restoration surgery, visit our hair transplant gallery show casing those who had extensive hair loss.
To find a top notch prescreened hair transplant surgeon visit the Hair Transplant Network. I also suggest that you visit or active Hair Restoration Discussion Forum and use the “Find” feature to search for posts about any physician you are considering.
Best wishes for great new growth, Pat
Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog. To share ideas with other hair loss sufferers visit our Hair Restoration Discussion Forum.
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Bill - Managing Publisher
August 5, 2007 @ 4:28 pm
You can have your hair at any length, however, in order to conceal the scar after surgery, you want to keep your hair at the minimum 1/2 inch…preferably longer.
Those with extensive losl can still benefit from a hair transplant. (See the link to my blog below), however, developing reasonal expectations and discussing them with your doctor is vital to ensure your satisfaction.
I hope this helps.
Bill – Managing Publisher,
Associate Publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and the Hair Loss Learning Center.
View my Hair Loss Weblog
July 13, 2007 @ 9:45 am
Do I need to have my hair a certain length to harvest for transplant and can I be given any reasonable estimate of success beforehand?