Hair Restoration Treatment: Who is a Good Candidate?

Approximately two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of thirty-five. Though many believe hair loss is strictly a male disease, approximately 40 percent of women have visible hair loss by the age of forty. Hair loss can be the result of heredity, medications or an underlying medical condition.

The skilled surgical team at Amarillo Hair Restoration Center provides hair restoration services to individuals in the Amarillo, Texas area using a new automated hair transplant system called NeoGraft.

NeoGraft is a state-of-the-art system that uses negative air pressure to precisely extract complete individual hair follicles, called a graft. It then uses positive air pressure to insert the graft to the selected areas of the scalp. This system is the first and only Class I FDA automated medical device for hair restoration.

Are you a good candidate for hair restoration?

Hair loss can be devastating and lead to a loss of confidence, self-esteem and not feeling like yourself. The best hair restoration candidates meet the following criteria:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Preferably over the age of 25 with thinning hair or pattern baldness for five years
  • Plenty of healthy hair follicles in the occipital area that is adequate to cover the hair loss area

Are young people candidates for hair restoration?

For people younger than 25 years old, it’s very difficult to predict what their eventual hair loss pattern may be, and a hair restoration procedure at an early age may create an unnatural appearance as they lose more hair.

It can be hard to assess the long-term stability of donor hair and the extent of future hair loss when patients are very young, so it’s best to wait to have a hair transplant until at least the age of 25. However, in certain situations, young people may undergo a limited hair restoration procedure to provide more density in the hairline with the understanding that they will likely need additional hair restoration procedures in the future.

Why do people seek hair restoration treatment?

In most cases, men and women seek hair restoration if they:

  • Suffer hair loss due to nonhormonal Alopecia
  • Had previous cosmetic or plastic surgery and are concerned about hair loss around incision sites
  • Suffer from genetic pattern baldness
  • Suffer hair loss due to trauma, burning or scarring from accidents and chemical burns

If you suffer from thinning hair, a receding hairline or hair loss due to an accident, contact our offices for expert hair restoration surgery in Amarillo. We only perform one hair restoration surgery per day, so you can be sure you’ll have the full dedication of our staff and hair restoration team. We’ll rebuild your hairline, so you can rebuild your confidence. Contact us at 806-355-HAIR (4247) to learn more.