|Helping those with hair loss.|
whether hair transplantation is for you -
You need to have realistic expectations. So keep in mind that hair transplants do not create new hair. It simply relocates it from your donor area (the sides and back of your head) to your area of male pattern baldness. Therefore your transplanted hair may look wonderful and full, but it will never be as thick as it once was. As your questions on our Hair Loss Q&A site, where these can be answered by those who have experience the same thing. To really get a good insight, visit the Hair Restoration Research forum and communicate directly with those with the same condition.
Without creating "new" hair, there is only so much hair to go around (redistribute).
So the look you can achieve is really a question of "supply and demand". The supply is how much viable donor hair (genetically programmed to last a life time) you have and demand is how much male pattern bald area you want to cover.
To see what hair transplants can do for you -
lets begin by taking stock of what you have to work with.
On all men, even those with severe baldness, there is typically hair that grows for life on the sides and back of the head. This is because the hair in this "donor area" is genetically different from the hair on the top of the head in men who go bald.
The hair follicles in the "donor area" are genetically resistant to the effects of such baldness causing hormones as (DHT) dihydrotestosterone. That's why they continue to grow while the hair on the top (in the male pattern baldness area) thins and goes bald over time. The good news is that if this bald resistant donor hair is relocated (transplanted) to the bald area, it will continue to grow for a life time. It will grow just as it would have if it were left on the sides and back of the head. For a detailed explanation of why this works read the ABC's of Baldness.
How much viable donor hair you have is largely determined by the amount and density of the hair you have left on the back and sides of your head. The vast majority of people have enough viable donor hair to at least one or two hair transplant procedures.
To create a way of measuring a persons degree of "Male Pattern Baldness" and the amount of donor hair they have, the "Norwood Scale" was devised by Dr. O'Tar Norwood. It gives a person a visual standard to describe their degree of baldness.
Measuring where you're at - picking your classification
What are your expectations?
How much hair do you need to be happy?
At virtually any stage of baldness a person can benefit from hair transplantation - if their expectations are realistic. It really comes down to - how much hair do you need in your male pattern bald area to be happy.
Some people are very satisfied to just reestablish a refined thinning look in an area where they were once bald. While others are not satisfied until they've achieved a look of having a full head of hair.
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