At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we’re experts in hair loss and hair restoration treatments. We pride ourselves on the results we can get from our FUE hair transplant procedure and we are asked different questions every single day about our procedure, and more importantly, the results you might receive.
We see a lot of questions about the ideal hair transplant candidate, and something we see pop up time and time again is – can you get a hair transplant if you’re completely bald. Today we’ll be telling you if that is possible or not.
You came here to see if you could get an FUE hair transplant if you’re bald and we won’t keep you waiting. Sadly, the straight answer is no. A hair transplant is a revolutionary treatment, however, it is not magic. The treatment, in short, works by removing hair follicles from one area of the scalp and transplanting them to another. If you don’t have any hair to start with there is no donor area for our doctors to work with.
There are other hair restoration treatments that can work to give the appearance of a full head of hair if you’re completely bald. Advanced tricho pigmentation (ATP) is a pigmentation delivery system that works to apply pigment to the scalp to produce the appearance of hair follicles, this can be used all over the scalp or just to build on thinning areas of hair. The treatment works to either create the appearance of a full head of shaven hair, with a natural looking hairline and can also be used to add the appearance of thickness and density to certain areas of the scalp.
There are a number of different factors that determine if someone is a good hair transplant candidate. It is important to remember that the best way to find out if you’re the right candidate is to book in for a consultation, this way, one of our doctors can assess your hair specifically and let you know details that are tailored to yourself.
Here are a few factors that determine a good candidate;
Age: Hair loss can be unpredictable for those under the age of 30, this means your hair loss pattern will not be fully established and with this in mind our doctors can find it quite hard to plan a future proof hair transplant. If we think you’re too young, we often ask you to keep a photo diary of your hair loss for a year or so and then return to the clinic for us to analyse and then discuss our next steps.
Your donor hair: This is one of the most important factors, and the main reason someone with no hair cannot have a hair transplant. The density of your hair plays a big part in how good your transplant will look – during a consultation our doctors will assess your donor hair to ensure you have enough hair for the transplant and to also account for any future procedures that could be needed.
General health: Having a hair transplant is considered minor surgery and there are some minor risks involved. Due to this, it is important to be in optimum health. All of our patents over 45 must have an ECG check to check the health of their heart. Other medical factors that can vary from patient to patient will also be discussed during a consultation.
If you would like more information about our hair restoration treatments, please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.