If you’ve already experienced significant hair loss and balding, you might be wondering whether you’re a good candidate for a hair transplant. The good news is that as long as you still have a decent supply of donor hair (included in the horseshoe-shaped ring of hair that usually remains after balding), you can benefit from a hair transplant.
That being said, hair transplantation surgery can’t restore all of your hair if you don’t have enough donor hair to transplant. But it can help restore your hairline and add density to your remaining hair. These benefits alone can significantly improve your hair’s appearance.
How a Hair Transplant Works
During a hair transplant, we take hair from the sides and back of your head where it’s growing vigorously. Your donor hair retains its resistance to thinning even after being transplanted, which means it’ll continue to grow normally in its new location for many years.
Dr. David Deutsch Talks about Hair Transplants for Bald Individuals
“A fair number of patients come in who are bald and want to know whether they’re candidates for hair transplantation. And yes, they are candidates, depending on whether they have a good donor supply. The donor supply is the hair that remains: that fringe of hair that remains on the back of the head. As long as there’s a good donor supply back there, you’re a candidate.
Now, we can’t restore all of the hair if there’s a tremendous amount of hair that’s been lost — it’s a supply-and-demand issue. But we can at least restore a hairline and add that density behind it, which makes a tremendous change in appearance. And that’s what hair transplantation is all about: making a change in appearance.” — Dr. David Deutsch
What to do next?
To learn more about your hair restoration options and the average hair transplant timeline, The Complete Book on Hair Restoration, to see how great your hair can look. If you’re ready to do something about that bald spot or thinning hair now, schedule a FREE in-person or video consultation with a trained Bosley hair restoration specialist. Together with a Bosley Physician, we can help you find out what’s causing your balding and what treatment solution is right for you.