The result of a hair transplant procedure can completely transform a person’s appearance and how they feel about themselves. Hair restoration patients often comment that they feel younger, more confident and often wish they hadn’t waited so long to take action. However, a hair transplant isn’t for everyone.

To ensure the best results, anyone considering having a hair transplant needs to check that they are an eligible candidate. We discuss what makes a good candidate and the three key factors that impact suitability for the procedure.  If you suffer from hair loss, answer these 3 questions to discover the best treatment option for you.

3 Reasons Why A Person Isn’t Suitable For A Hair Transplant

Features Of A Good Hair Transplant Candidate

To be considered a good candidate for hair transplant, a person with thinning or receding hair would ideally be in good general health and would have a good amount of hair around the sides and back of the scalp. All patients are required to have a consultation to assess their suitability for treatment and to discuss treatment options.

3 factors that affect eligibility:

Hair density – you need to have enough donor hairs to create the right density in the treatment area. If you’ve already lost all or most of your hair, you would not be considered suitable for treatment as a natural hair transplant can only use the hair you currently have.

A key advantage of microsurgery is that we have industry leading follicle survival rates, therefore, you may need less donor hairs than alternative hair transplant techniques.


Age – Men often notice their hairline changing in their teenage years, this is typically a maturing hairline rather than hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia, or male pattern baldness, may start as early as 25-35 years of age, however your hair restoration expert will need to be able to predict your future hair loss to be able to achieve the best result. If you are considered too young for a hair transplant now, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be suitable in the future.


General Health – microsurgery hair transplant is considered a minor procedure. You remain awake throughout the entire procedure, thereby avoiding the risks associated with surgery involving general anaesthetic. However, as with any procedure, being in good general health will help to minimise recovery. All patients are required to have a blood test and older patients may be required to have an ECG prior to their procedure to check heart health. Your medical history will be discussed during your consultation to ensure you are a suitable candidate.

If, in the past, you’ve been rejected for a hair transplant, it doesn’t mean that you’ll never be able to have one. Perhaps you were considered too young before, you may be old enough now. If you were in poor general health, you may have made healthier lifestyle changes and your health may have improved over time.

If you would like an up-to-date medical diagnosis for your hair loss, and the opportunity to discuss the most innovative and refined hair transplant technique available, book a consultation with a hair growth specialist.


What is the right hair loss solution for you?

If you suffer from hair loss, answer these 3 questions to discover the best treatment option for you. For personalised hair restoration information, book a consultation with a hair growth specialist. Simply click on one of the buttons below to book a consultation online or ask a question. Alternatively, you can call us on 1300 787 563.