When is the Right Time to Get a Hair Transplant?

It’s a known fact that hair loss will affect a large percentage of men during their lifetime. By the age of 35, up to 40% of men will have experienced some hair loss. 65% will be affected by hair loss by the time they’re 60 years old and 80% by 80 years old. Basically, if you’re losing your hair, you’re not alone.

Losing your hair can be quite a distressing experience, which is why so many people will start seeking out hair loss treatments quite early on. Hair loss isn’t only a problem experienced by men either, many women also seek out treatment for thinning hair.

Fortunately, when it comes to hair loss treatments, there are a number of different treatments and approaches that you can take depending on the severity of your hair loss.

Hair loss treatments

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Instead of jumping directly to a hair transplant, some doctors may suggest platelet rich plasma treatments first, particularly if the hair loss is not yet severe. PRP helps strengthen the patient’s hair while encouraging new hair growth.

PRP uses a patient’s own blood to encourage hair regrowth. Once the blood is withdrawn, it will be placed in a centrifuge in order to separate the platelets and plasma from the blood cells. This plasma is then injected into the scalp to treat hair loss.

Oral Medication

Your doctor could also decide to prescribe medication to treat DHT (Dihydrotestosterone), which is the cause of male pattern baldness. DHT is a hormone that attacks and damages the hair follicle.

Follicular Unit Extraction Hair Transplant (FUE)

FUE hair transplants are one of the hair replacement procedures recommended by Medici Capelli for patients who are experiencing hair loss that’s at a more advanced stage.

The FUE procedure utilises several specialised instruments that help extract individual hair follicles from a donor area on the back of the scalp. Once the hair follicles have been extracted, they will be implanted into the scalp in order to increase density in areas where the hair loss is most prominent.

This specialised procedure needs to be performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon to ensure that the hair follicles experience as little trauma as possible.

When should I get a hair transplant?

With the many advances in hair loss treatments, there is no reason to jump straight to a hair transplant if your hair loss is still in the early stages. Patients who are experiencing more advanced hair loss are better candidates for a hair transplant.

Either way, there is always a way to restore your hair and regain your self-confidence.

Working with the right hair loss clinic and surgeon will also play an important role in the results of your hair loss treatments. Remember, a reputable surgeon will never talk you into hair transplant surgery unless it’s absolutely necessary, which is why it’s recommended that you consult with at least two different clinics before you decide on a treatment option.