Hair Transplant Toronto: How to Get Results You’ll Still Love in 10 Years

Hair Transplant Toronto

How to Get Results You’ll Still Love in 10 Years

Are you thinking about a hair transplant in Toronto, scanning impressive online before and after photos and considering expert surgeons? If so, you’re probably aware that there are good and bad hair transplant outcomes. You may have come across a few not-so-great-looking post-procedure pictures and asked yourself, “How did THAT happen?” But don’t worry. We’ll tell you how to get a hair transplant in Toronto that still looks fantastic in 10 years.

Why is it that some results look flawless, and others show rows of obvious plugs, an incongruous hairline, or even a “can’t quite put my finger on it” quality that you’d like to avoid. How can Toronto hair transplant patients avoid disasters and go straight for the natural-looking, long-lasting restoration that brings back confidence?

Turns out, you’re already off to a good start, because you’re researching hair specialists and learning what you do and don’t want. Finding an experienced practitioner will be a crucial step. Ensuring that your surgeon plans a hair transplant that still looks fantastic in 10 years requires special expertise. We’ll tell you how the pros do it.

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Where To Start

First things first: how much hair do you have? It matters, because your surgeon can only redistribute hair that you already have growing on your scalp. Unfortunately, medical science has not yet advanced enough to allow us to move hair follicles between people. You’ll be working with your own hair as a supply, so it’s essential that you have enough.

The process of hair transplantation is a matter of redistribution. You will not end up with more hair on your head than you started with, but it should look that way if your hair transplant is handled by an artist.

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When mistakes are made

It is a mistake to take a significant amount of hair from an already sparse donor area. A problem called “donor depletion” simply transfers a patient’s issue from one spot to another. The strategic extraction of follicles in a diffused manner from dense areas means that it won’t seem like any hair was removed. Additionally, using advanced, digitally assisted FUE (follicular unit extraction) hair transplant in Toronto means that patients can have a virtually scarless result.

Removing a large strip of the scalp from the back of the head creates a linear scar, but tiny FUE graft removals leave small dots that blend with the surrounding hair and hide well.

Another mistake would be to place a high density of hair grafts into the recipient area, especially if hair loss is progressive and expected to continue. The term “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” comes to mind. You have a limited number of follicles to work with. Your surgeon will need to discuss your hair loss and expectations, then plan for continued shedding and maintenance. Rather than placing hairs as close together as possible to mimic the hair density of a teenager, a realistic approach that distributes strands judiciously will allow more mileage out of the hairs you have.

A third mistake is creating a “young”, low hairline with a hair transplant. Hereditary pattern hair loss (androgenic alopecia) progresses over time. For most men, the normal hairline characteristic at each decade of age is different. An average male hairline at 25 looks different than 45 or 50.

The reality is that for middle-aged men, some thinning and recession at the temples appears age-appropriate. If you’re in your 20s or 30s and you’re considering a hair transplant in Toronto, keep in mind that you will eventually be 40 and 50, and artificially implanting a low hairline won’t look right in another decade.

Expert hair transplant surgeons are extremely careful with follicle placement, and they always consider the changing hairline as well as further hair loss.

Here’s why cheap hair transplant surgeries are a bad idea

Some low-cost hair transplant clinics overseas cater to cosmetic tourism and advertise beautiful, state-of-the-art surgical centres and physicians. Yet when patients arrive, they find that their “OR” is essentially an assembly line, with unlicensed techs implanting follicles on numerous patients. The conditions and safety protocols are different than Canada’s, and the personalized surgical expertise that plans for long-term satisfaction just isn’t there.

Patients have come back with drastically depleted donor areas, scars, unrealistic-looking hairlines, infections, and worse.

Having said that, there’s no need to be scared of the risks and considerations that come with a hair transplant if you choose your surgeon well. An expert hair transplant surgeon explains the risks and how they’re mitigated with strict precautions, assessment, and safe handling by the patient.

The truth is that when you choose a qualified surgeon who dedicates their practice to hair restoration, the potential problems of depletion, incorrect distribution, unnatural placement, and poor longevity will all be considered and will inform your treatment plan.

There is no set age for hair transplantation, and not everyone seeking hair restoration does so because of pattern baldness. However, for people who do, intervening too early is not recommended. Men around the world report losing their hair as early as their 20s, yet hair transplants for Toronto patients aren’t usually advised until at least 25 and preferably the mid-thirties. Here’s why:

Men experience “male pattern baldness” uniquely. For some men, thinning appears in the 40s, but they still have a significant amount of hair decades later. Some people see a receding hairline in their 30s, and it advances slowly over the next 20 years. Others see extreme hair thinning at a young age, and it moves fast. Once the hair starts to fall out, a large amount may be lost within 5 years.

The pattern of shedding is not always symmetric or predictable. Some educated guesses can be made based on your relatives and their hair loss progression, but until you’ve dealt with thinning for a while, you won’t really know where it’s going.

Surgeons recommend that people wait until their hair has stopped falling out or at least 5 years into their hair loss to establish some predictability.

Are you considering a trip to India or Turkey for a cheap hair transplant? Toronto experts typically advise against it. Sure, you could find a qualified surgeon who will do a good job overseas. Assuming that you can stay for a few weeks for consistent follow-up care, there’s a chance you’ll like your result. There’s also a high likelihood that you won’t, and you’ll be stuck paying a Toronto hair transplant surgeon to fix your procedure.

Dr. Cory Torgerson

Schedule Your Private Consultation

Dr. Cory Torgerson invites you for a no-obligation consultation at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic. He’ll listen to your goals and concerns, examine you, and make a recommendation that caters to your needs and future needs.

At the THTC, we offer a multitude of hair restoration procedure options. FUE hair transplants, along with platelet-rich plasma therapy (PRP), low-level laser therapy (LLLT), medications, supplements, and more have all been approved by Dr. Torgerson and have a track record of efficacy and satisfaction for our clients.

Your consultation is a no-obligation way to gather the information you need and make an informed decision. Contact us today to start restoring your hair for years to come.

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