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We have launched a new mobile app, “Hair Track”. Designed to help individuals track their hair loss and growth. Download the app today.

Why did I get rejected for a hair transplant?

Hair transplantation is a revolutionary hair restoration procedure that can completely transform the appearance of someone’s hair. At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we only offer the specialised FUE hair transplant procedure which produces the best possible result – you can see some examples here.

It is important to remember that not everyone is right for the treatment, and in order to get the best results you must be a good candidate. Today we’re looking into what makes a good hair transplant candidate, and why you might have been rejected in the past.

What makes a good hair transplant candidate?

An FUE hair transplant is not suitable for everyone and there are a number of different factors that can determine if you’re a suitable candidate. At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we want all of our hair transplant results to be amazing, and because of this, we require every client to have a consultation beforehand so that we can ensure they’re a good candidate.

Here are a few factors to consider that make a good hair transplant candidate;

  • Your age – Men can start to lose hair from as young as 18 and it can cause a lot of concern for some people. It is important to remember that hair loss doesn’t always mean you need a hair transplant.If you’re under the age of 30 your hair loss can be pretty unpredictable and your hair loss pattern will not be fully established, with this in mind creating a future proof hair transplant can be difficult. If you were turned away for a hair transplant, it could be because of your age and your surgeon not thinking they can give you future proof results.
  • Your hair density – This is one of the most important factors of a hair transplant. People assume that anyone can have a hair transplant – even those with no hair. However, for a hair transplant to work, you need a good amount of donor hair. During your consultation, our doctors will ensure you have a good amount of donor hair in order for us to successfully donate the follicles.
  • Your general health – A hair transplant is only considered as a minor surgery, however, there are some small risks involved and it is important to be in optimum health. Patents over 45 are required to have an ECG check to check the health of their heart.

Other medical factors that can vary from patient to patient are also discussed during a consultation. All of this information will determine if you’re a good candidate.

Can I never have a hair transplant?

If you’ve been turned down for a hair transplant in the past it doesn’t always mean you can never have a hair transplant.

For some, you might have been advised not to have a hair transplant yet as you’re too young. If this is the case you can simply wait a few years and re-visit the clinic to see how your hair loss has progressed as this will give the doctors an idea for your future hair loss and help to plan a future proof transplant.

Other factors such as your health can also change over time, and this is something your doctors can discuss with you during your consultation.

Is there any other treatments that might work for me?

If you have been turned down for a hair transplant and you do not think you’re a suitable candidate there are other treatments that might be able to help. Advanced Trico Pigmentation is a pigmentation delivery system that has been built from the ground up with the sole purpose of replicating the appearance of hair follicles.

The treatment can be used on those with thinning hair to give the appearance of fuller hair and add density – this could be great for those who are not quite ready for a hair transplant. The treatment can also be used over the whole scalp and give the appearance of a closely shaven scalp – this would be great for those with little to no hair who do not have the hair density for a successful hair transplant.

If you would like more information on the treatments we offer please contact us today for a no obligation consultation.


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