Can I Receive a Hair Transplant if I’m Completely Bald?

July 11, 2012
Can I Receive a Hair Transplant if I’m Completely Bald?

Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution to hair loss.  Generally speaking, the procedure involves taking hair from where you have more than you need and moving it to areas that are thinning or bald.

The area where the hair is moved from is called the “donor area”.  In men this area is on the sides and back of the head where hair and follicles are resistant to the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT).  DHT is the primary cause of male-pattern hair loss where hair thins around the temples and crown of the head.

In the following video Dr. Deutsch of Bosley Medical discusses the donor area and answers the question of hair transplant candidacy for those who are completely bald:

 

 

More hair restoration question and answers are available at the Bosley Hair Transplant Video Channel.

To learn more about hair restoration options schedule a free private consultation with a Bosley Senior Counselor.

Bosley counselors are thoroughly trained and will answer your general questions on the causes of hair loss, treatment options and typical range of cost.  However, only a Bosley physician can determine candidacy for hair transplant surgery and provide you with a definitive answer on cost.

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