There are thousands of people who are diagnosed with several types of hair loss ever year. There are also thousands of so-called hair-loss prevention methods and hair growth solutions on the market. However, almost none of these have been approved by any medical community yet. It is also unknown if they’re effective against hair loss. This situation generally makes people consider getting hair transplant procedures. So, can everybody get a hair transplant? What are the eligibility requirements for a real hair transplant? What is the success rate of them? Let’s take a look at them in our post.
Hair transplant procedures are mostly alike. For example, Direct hair implantation (DHI) and follicular unit extraction procedures have the same surgery principles. During a standard FUE or DHI procedure, a patient’s existing hair follicles from the back of the head are removed and planted on the recipient area where he/she suffers from hair loss.
This means that you need to have a satisfying hair density at the back of your head. If you do not have enough hair follicles at your donor area, your surgeon will tell you that you’re not eligible. Some surgeons may accept your hair transplant surgery request. You should not take it because you would not want to suffer from an exhausted donor area. It is even worse than being a person with a receding hairline.
If you are not so old, or so young, you are eligible for a hair transplant procedure. The best candidates are those who are in their mid-ages. However, there is no certain age limit for hair transplant procedures because the bone age of some people can be different that’s why it is possible to witness balding teens even in high school.