Sustainable Surgical Hair Restoration

Restoring relatively small area of hair loss can result in chasing hair loss on a constant, requiring small touch-up sessions to camouflage small thinning areas; this can deplete the door area and long term reduce the total number of grafts available

Planning to cover the largest area possible gives the advantage of restoration in a single procedure and maintains the donor safe zone in the best quality if future procedures are required

Deciding when to commence surgical hair restoration can impact of how successful over time the result achieved will be and the individual’s long term happiness; starting too early when hair loss is minimal can result in long term consequences

The age of an individual and hair loss pattern will play a large part when a hair transplant doctor assesses how to approach surgical hair restoration; an ethical clinic will have the individual´s long term well-being in mind and make known any concerns they may have if they feel the goals are ill-advised

For individuals with a high Norwood pattern, Nw4 and above a normal goal is to cover as much of the balding surface area as possible and ideally in a single session to achieve a result in one pass

If this is the goal then a master plan must be made between patient and doctor to ensure this can be achieved and if there are any compromises they are calculated and agreed upon; for example the overall density that can be placed from hair line to crown

Treating minimal hair loss at a younger age with a hair transplant can create greater problems at a later date; minor hair line or temporal recession hair loss should first be tackled if a concern with hair loss medications, or which 3 have FDA approval

If hair loss does start early there is a likelihood that over time the pattern of hair loss will spread to a higher Norwood stage, to fix a low hair line can result in an unnatural pattern of hair growth in the future

A sustainable result must be considered the priority as it is impossible to know how the hair loss will progress over time and when it will stop; it is possible and not uncommon that men in their mid-thirties keep a good head of hair with minor thinning but by the mid 40´s become a higher Norwood hair loss sufferer

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