Hair Transplant Fundamentals

Who is a Hair Transplant Candidate?

While hair transplant can be a permanent solution to all the hair loss problems of patients, it is extremely important for patients to meet the basic minimum criteria in order to determine their candidacy for the surgery. At MedLinks, we follow the below steps to determine a patient’s candidacy for hair transplantation:

In most cases, these basic guidelines will determine a patient’s candidacy for a hair restoration surgery. However, determining the candidacy of young male patients and women is an even more complex task.

Young Patients

In young patients, it is almost impossible for the surgeon to determine the boundaries of the permanent zone or if the donor area will be stable over time. Also, hair loss at a young age is an indication of extensive baldness in future, which may make hair transplant a less effective procedure. In most cases where patients undergo the surgery at an early age, a repair hair transplant surgery may be needed.


Female pattern hair loss is not the same as male pattern baldness. In case of women, hair thinning usually occurs over the entire scalp. The hormonal differences may cause some women to have an unstable donor area, which often makes them less ideal candidates for a hair restoration surgery than men.

Before deciding to undergo a hair transplantation surgery, it is important for women to have their donor density measured in order to check for signs of hair thinning. It is also essential for women to undergo diagnostic testing to rule out some other underlying medical conditions. Once the diagnosis performed by the best hair clinics ascertains androgenetic alopecia and stable donor area, a woman can be deemed as an ideal candidate for a hair transplant surgery.

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Disclaimer: The content published on this website ( is meant to spread awareness and educate the concerned patients regarding baldness and hair transplant as well as the treatments options available for the same. Any information on the website shall not be regarded as a prescription from a professional dermatologist. We recommend visiting a dermatologist in person for the right diagnosis and the treatment for any hair issues. We do not guarantee of specific results as the treatments and the results vary from person to person.

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