Sunday, November 18, 2012

Hair Restoration: Factors to Consider Before Going under the Knife

Hair loss has remained as incurable as cancer but like cancer, indeed, it can very well be managed with scientifically proven effective treatments. However, severe baldness may not be easily manageable by following a “do-it-yourself” program. Most of these treatments are directed towards treating mild to moderate balding, that is, at a stage wherein hair follicles have atrophied. Surgical hair restoration is the only remaining option to correcting total baldness. 

But then again, not all people are qualified to go through the knife. Specialists take certain factors into consideration to qualify a candidate. Read on to know what makes a candidate ideal for surgical restoration. 

By looking into the family history, doctors make predictions as to how the baldness should progress, that is, the type or amount of hair loss the patient may experience for a proper corrective methodology.  

Biological Gender

Men and women experience different types of hair thinning/loss so when they opt to get a surgery, they may receive different corrective procedures.     


It is less likely for a younger person than an older one to be get a transplant since hair loss is still likely to progress as one ages. Besides, the doctor may find it difficult to make corrections in the future should the balding indeed progresses. 

Donor Supply

The amount of donor hair is the most critical factor taken into consideration. The density of the donor site will determine how much of the baldness may be covered. In other words, the most of the aesthetic result depends upon it. 

Hair Characteristics

The hair characteristics including the hair caliber, hair color, skin color, and hair type are essential factors in the entire equation as well. The characteristics of the hair primarily determine the aesthetic effect. The contrast between the hair color and skin color will determine how good the coverage will be. The lesser the distinction between the colors, the better the coverage.  Hair thickness will determine the same. Thicker means better coverage as well. The hair type also matters in a way it can provide light blockage and coverage.

Physical and Psychological Health

A patient should be physically and psychologically fit to receive surgery. Hair transplantation is still a medical procedure no matter how minor it may be. 
Of course having these factors aside, half of the success of the surgery depends on the skills of the doctor performing the surgery.  

After surgery, there are also steps to take to prevent further balding in other areas. Use tried and tested preventive solutions like Leimo. Learn more about Leimo here.  


  1. I'm 25 years old and already experiencing hair loss...:( I can't figure out what could be the cause of it, but I really need an effective hair restoration Toronto treatment as soon as possible. I don't want to go under the knife because surgeries are quite expensive and can also have side effects....

  2. Nice post regarding Hair Fall Treatment. It is better to cure hair fall before baldness.