Not Suitable For Hair Transplants? Here’s What To Do

Hair Loss

Alternatives For Hair Regrowth

There are many reasons why someone might not be deemed “suitable” for a hair transplant. Maybe the hair loss is temporary and will grow back in time. If you have been affected by complete baldness and there is no donor site to draw hair follicles from, a completely bald head will be deemed not suitable for a hair transplant. If there are not enough hair follicles on the nape or if the hair is too thin, there may be no donor site to draw hairs from. If the patient has chronic telogen effluvium or alopecia areata, they are also unlikely to be recommended hair transplants. If you have been told that you are not suitable for hair transplantation surgery, here’s what to do.

There are a number of medical or cosmetic treatments to address hair loss that is non-genetic. What is most appropriate for you depends on the cause of your hair loss. Before making any decision, it is best to visit a healthcare professional, a dermatologist, or a hair transplant specialist to determine treatment options. Many times, wigs and hairpieces are recommended. Keep in mind that today’s wigs and hairpieces are far more advanced and natural-looking than what many assume. Now technicians can design pieces according to your preferences and needs, providing you with maintenance instructions to ensure that your hairpiece lasts for a long time.

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Hair Restoration


Sometimes hair loss medications may be recommended, although these do come with their own risks. There are only a few medically approved hair loss medications on the market. Ask your doctor what they recommend. Sometimes a prescription cream might work better or be preferable.

People who are not eligible for hair restoration might be pointed towards hair mesotherapy and hair PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy). Both are very effective ways to promote hair growth and even thicken existing hair.

If none of these options catch your fancy, acceptance of a life without hair or with limited hair might be your best option. Many people find accepting that they are to have a bald head and “going with it” style-wise can prove to be most beneficial. Some have changed their entire look and personal style to match their new scalp, gaining much attention and acclaim. This might not be appropriate for everyone, but some may choose to give it a try.

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Consult A Professional

The most important thing to remember when playing around with different ideas is to consult a medical professional prior to beginning any sort of treatment or alternatives. In this area, it is key that you touch base with an expert in the field. Never before have there been better ways to treat or cover hair loss. Modern science and hair cosmetics are getting better and better. There are many amazing options out there.

If you are unsure what might be right for you and would like to talk with a hair transplant expert, please contact the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic. We would be happy to help arrange a consultation to provide you with appealing options to address your hair loss. No matter if you are experiencing male or female pattern baldness, hair loss caused by genetics or a different reason, or local or overall baldness, there are several impressive options to draw from.

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