Hair Replacement For Men At The Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic

Hair Replacement

There are a number of options available for men seeking hair restoration in Toronto. Topical creams, liquids, and foams as well as supplements can offer results with varying success, though most only serve to slow the process of hair loss rather than to promote the growth of new hair. Undeniably, the most effective form of hair restoration is surgery, as it works to move existing healthy follicles from one area of the scalp to the areas that are thinning or bald.

There are some factors that require assessment before pursuing hair replacement surgery in Toronto, however, to ensure that the candidate is suitable for the procedure.

Hair Replacement Surgery Toronto

Current Age

Individuals who are quite young are generally discouraged from undergoing hair transplants. Earlier on in life, men are commonly advised to experiment with hair loss treatments that can impede the progression of hair loss, like topical medications or supplements. This is due to the fact that when a potential patient is in the earliest stages of their hair loss, a pattern for this loss has yet to present itself making it more difficult to perform restoration that will continue to look natural over many years.

Hair Types

Loss Progression

When determining ideal candidates for FUE NeoGraft hair replacement surgery, the patient’s current hair loss pattern must be assessed. The Norwood Scale was developed specifically for these purposes and is the industry standard for estimating how far the hair loss has progressed.

This serves as a visual depiction of the stages of male pattern baldness, ranging in numerical value, where 1 represents a minimum of hair loss and 7 represents the most severe form of hair loss. Some stages within these rankings have been assigned variations, as male pattern baldness manifests in different ways for many.

For example, having a rating of 3 on the Norwood Scale suggests that the patient is at a somewhat more advanced stage of hair loss. If we apply a variant to the rating, level 3a indicates that though the hair on the patient’s crown is thinning, the hairline has not receded. If the variant shifts to 3v (or 3 vertex), both the crown and hairline have moderate to severe thinning.

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Overall Health

Once the potential candidate’s Norwood Scale rating has been identified, their donor hair density is then evaluated. The healthy follicles that are harvested for relocation to the thinning or bald areas come from the sides and back of the scalp. It is therefore crucial that these areas possess enough hair to serve as donor sites. Finally, the patient’s hair type and texture are evaluated, as people with normal to thick, and straight or slightly curly textured hair tend to experience the best results.

As with any type of surgical procedure, regardless of how noninvasive the procedure is, the patient’s health is of the utmost importance. It should be confirmed that the patient has a strong constitution and immune system prior to undergoing surgery. Any medical conditions present should be treated beforehand to avoid potential complications post-procedure.

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