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To begin with, a good candidate for hair restoration surgery is someone who is generally healthy. It is best if they don’t have a family history of male pattern baldness, and have tried various medications to reduce their hair loss.


A candidate can be any age, but we consider the ideal age to be in the mid-thirties to mid-forties for both men and women.


The first question a potential client asks is whether they will get good results. I wish the question were that simple. There are many factors involved. The first factor is the candidate’s expectations. Don’t expect the hairline of a teenager. You will simply be setting yourself up for disappointment. You need to know how bald you will get by looking at your father, uncles and grandfathers. How bald did they get, pick the baldest one, and assume that will be you. In other words, plan for the worst, and be conservative.


The second factor is age. Younger men are usually the ones who most desire hair transplants. The younger you go bald, the worse it eventually gets. But, by the time a man is in his late 30s or 40s it is easier to tell how extensive his hair loss will be.


There are also some physical traits that determine the best candidates. For instance, is the hair straight, or wavy/curly. Wavy and curly hair appears denser and has a better result. The second physical trait is hair color and how it contrasts with your skin.  Light hair on light skin is the best, and dark hair on light skin is the worst. The third physical trait is the amount of hair in the donor area. The denser the hair in the donor area, the more hairs can be transplanted to achieve better coverage.


So, to learn how good a candidate you are for hair transplantation surgery call Hairline Clinic at 800.322.1237.  We will be glad to help you with the decision-making process.