Although there is no limit to the age at which you can undergo a hair transplant procedure, the ideal candidate must be between 22 and 65 years old. Patients under 22 years of age continue to suffer from premature hair loss, which can change during growth

Hair transplantation is the movement of follicles from a permanent high density (donor) area behind the head to a balding area (recipient) in the field of ​​the hairline or crown. But not all cases are the right candidates for hair transplantation. Several considerations come into play.

Practical expectations and a better understanding of the process are also fundamental. Hair transplant usually is a straightforward procedure, especially when the surgeons are experienced in it. 

What should a candidate expect?

Remember that there is a right amount of donated hair that can be moved to the slimmer areas of the scalp. If this hair is not used effectively, the result of the procedure may not meet expectations.

If you intend to perform small surgeries to monitor hair loss, this is a convenient way to solve your problem. However, think carefully. Patients with an immense amount of hair on the scalp are at risk for shock hair loss of some or most of the existing hair, caused by the ordeal of the surgical procedure. In some cases, hair loss does not return, and you may have thinner hair than before the process.

What makes you the right candidate for a hair transplant?

To be considered for hair transplantation. The right candidate must have some qualifications such as:

  • The ideal candidate for a hair transplant should be 22 to 65 years old

Although there is no limit to the age at which you can undergo a hair transplant procedure, the ideal candidate must be between 22 and 65 years old. Patients under 22 years of age continue to suffer from premature hair loss, which can change during growth. Patients over 65 years old usually have fragile hair, and this solution may not work as well. A person who is entirely bald or has very little hair cannot have a hair transplant because there is little or no hair for transplantation, which is an essential factor in this procedure. If you are over 65-years of age, you can still get a hair transplant, depending on your hair.

  • The hair transplant will depend on the type of hair loss

Of course, all kinds of hair loss are the same; the best candidates for hair transplant are those who suffer from baldness. It is usually a genetic disease that affects only certain parts of the scalp, leaving parts with good donor hair that can be removed, also called hair follicles. Patients with alopecia or other types of hair loss will have weak hair follicles, which will result in failure of the transplant, which means that they are not suitable candidates.

  • You should consider the classification of hair loss

There are two critical factors in assessing the amount of hair loss: the severity of hair loss and the quality and quantity of hair of the donor. This is an essential step in determining if a patient is eligible for a hair transplant because there must be an adequate source of healthy hair follicles for a successful hair transplant.

  • Your health is essential.

The patient must be in good health before proceeding with a hair transplant. A robust immune system helps reduce the risk of complications, helps the patient heal faster, and reduces recovery time. Patients with prolonged health problems should consult their physician before proceeding with the procedure. Even taking anticoagulants may affect your results, so be sure to discuss this with your surgeon before the procedure if you take it.

  • Hair type is also a determining factor

The type of hair can also be a factor in deciding whether hair transplantation is the right choice. For a robotic hair transplant, the hair must be thick to provide better coverage of the affected areas. In the case of robotic hair grafts, curly hair may not work because the technology must identify the direction of the hair follicle, which is difficult for curly hair. Even very light or white hair is challenging to detect. But do not troubled, there may be other solutions, such as PRP injections.


Hair transplantation is a long-term solution to your long-term hair loss problem. Certain factors may affect a person's ability to have hair transplant, such as; hair size, hair color, scalp flexibility, to name a few. All of these determinants and many more will determine whether a hair transplant is the right solution for you.

Take a step for an improved life with hair transplantation in Turkey and always ask for support. Our doctor and professional team at Lifemed Medical Centre build a support system for the patient, including operation, medical care and controls. Contact us to book your 3-day package for hair transplantation in Istanbul, Turkey, including the arrangements required for your trip


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