The simple answer is no one should influence you when deciding to undergo surgical hair restoration, or for that matter certainly any elective cosmetic surgical procedure; the decision should be yours alone. Peer pressure is something that surrounds us every day, from sales marketing to what friends, family and business colleagues say and do and how it is perceived we should or should not live our lives
Hair loss can be an emotive issue for many, men and woman, the desire to look and feel young, not ageing maybe beyond our years and attractive, to feel good about one´s self. As hair loss affects individuals in different ways there is no right or wrong answer to whether hair restoration is essential, to one it may not have any influence on their life, but to another it can be traumatic and impact greatly how they socialise
If you fall into this category and wish to tackle hair loss the decision should be yours with the first steps to take in researching the various options available, medications, non-surgical and hair transplant restoration
Hair transplantation can be an excellent method or hair restoration, but it is not a miracle cure and does have limitations; the largest being the donor resources are finite, if hair loss progresses it can be harder to reach total restoration unless your hair characteristics are good and a correct plan is made to deal with progressive hair loss
From the first procedure a long term plan should be taken, especially if the hair loss pattern is minor with the potential for it to advance; using a relatively high % of the donor in a small area will hamper future restoration and achieving a balanced natural coverage
Your hair characteristics will play an important role in determining what long term result can be achieved. Hair line restoration can be easily achieved by anyone but if hair loss advances to a high Norwood stage are the hair characteristics able to maintain successful restoration?
The timing of a hair transplant will also play an important role, age, current hair loss pattern, potential for future loss have to be considered on an individual basis. A good start is to research a number of doctors and clinics, how they approach hair restoration
Collate the information from as many sources as possible, it is very possible that much will contradict each other; if the case ensure you qualify your research as to why answers to your questions differ