When is the right time for a hair transplant?

The other day we came across an article on The Times speaking about hair-loss and hair transplant. We would like to comment on that.

For many men, the stigma of hair-loss is now harder to handle than the issue of having had a hair transplant. For this reason, an increasing number of men are seeking a solution to their hair-loss at a younger age.

Modern design techniques mean that the ‘strip’ method of hair transplantation is less popular than it once was as patients want to manage their hair-loss before it becomes acute.

Smaller bespoke surgeries are the ideal way of working with patients as all men will experience hair-loss in an incremental way.

The main question is this; “at what stage in my hair-loss process is it best to have a transplant.”

For this reason, it’s important to find the right clinic and the right plastic surgeon to work with you to help you to manage your hair-loss in a comprehensive fashion and over a period of time.

All too often we see a simple focus on the number of hairs (or grafts) that are required. However, whilst we understand that graft numbers is an important factor, it is not the only one to consider. The design of the hair-transplant is a seminal issue. It is important to remember that you will continue to lose hair along the lines of the Norwood scale. This is delineated for patients on this site.

It is important for patients to know when to have their first hair-transplant.

Leave it too late and there is simply too much hair to transplant and, often, inadequate donor hair to complete the job.

Too early and it may be the case that your future pattern of hair-loss doesn’t sit well with your initial transplant.

Paradigm clinic will work with our patients in a long-term relationship to reach an understanding about when it is best for them to have their transplantation.

The design of each transplantation will be carefully considered from a design and aesthetic perspective and will be done at the optimal time for particular stages in the incremental hair-loss process.