Should I Get a Hair Transplant?
It first started taking strips of skin from the scalp and dissected them, and implant them one by one first. This technique is called FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation), but it left a sizable scar on the patient. Then after a bit more time, technological advancements came. We have developed new techniques that eliminate the scarring FUT makes.
But still, one big question stays the same. Should you get a hair transplantation operation? Of course, this question is related to others. How will it look? Will it be noticeable? Will you need more than one operation? There are so many questions. The best way you can address these concerns is to book an appointment with a doctor that works in this field. But let’s go over some main points.
Most often, when a doctor deems a patient inoperable, it is because of the patient’s donor area quality. You may have really thin hair in your donor zone, or it may not be dense enough. If this is the case, doctors often avoid this operation. Since such extraction from your donor area might compromise the look of your donor area. This may lead to a patchy look on the lower back area of your head. And since your hair quality was not good in the first place, transplantation may not cover your recipient area well.
Another factor that renders patients ineligible for transplantation is a history of multiple transplantations, whether failed or not. Our donor area can withstand so much extraction. Therefore, if you had three or four transplantations before you may not be an eligible candidate for another one. The reason for this is the same as the reason in the last paragraph. On the whole, transplantation may not cover the recipient area well. Also, it may leave visible patchiness on your donor area.
When patients have a skin tone closer to their hair colour they get better results. Patients with very light skin tone and dark hair colour should consider this as well. Your skin and hair might have very different colours. In this case, you may require more than one operation to get a thick looking hair.
You should consult more than one doctor to be safe and sure. You may be considering getting an operation abroad. In that case, consider consulting a doctor in your home country beforehand. This may help relieve some anxiety. Furthermore, if you are ineligible for a hair transplant operation, better learn it sooner than later.
Also, some clinics accept patients even when they are ineligible. Of course, they do this for monetary reasons. Reading about the clinic online, seeing before and after results, and maybe getting a recommendation from a friend possibly be safer for you. Above all, listen to what your doctor says because this procedure is not reversible. And besides, your donor hair that is lost is lost forever.