Balding is a natural part of ageing that affects many men. Some may choose to accept the natural ageing process and allow themselves to go bald while others would like a more youthful look. If you are a senior citizen and wants to maintain a full head of hair, Hair Transplant is the ideal option for you.
Why do people seek Hair Transplant in older age?
There could be many reasons why someone prefers to go for a hair transplant. It could be an escape from the signs of ageing or due to rapid patterns of balding.
One of our esteemed clients Mr. Chandrashekaran, 68 years old says that his hair loss has left him feeling self conscious and was ashamed of himself which prompted him to go for Hair Transplant. This former senior procurement manager from Dubai used to avoid social gathering because he was so embarrassed about being bald.
“I had my hair transplant done at Hair O Craft because patches were inconvenient to use and I didn’t like how artificial it looked on my head. Now, I don’t have any worries about my head looking uneven anymore,” adds Mr Chandrashekaran.
You have to be realistic about Hair Transplant. Hair transplants will always be successful to a degree, but the best way is by focusing on restoring your front hairline and replacing scalp hair if necessary.
To get the best results, you should schedule your hair transplant during an optimal time. It is common for men to start losing their hair at around 40`s or 50`s and this may proceed into progressive alopecia. In these cases, it may be necessary to consult with a doctor for expert advice.
Factors to be considered
The number and quality of hairs on a patient’s donor area is an important factor in determining what hair restoration goals can be achieved. A physician may recommend not to go for a hair transplant if there is not enough hair at donor area.
Patients’ health condition is another factor to consider when choosing a hair transplant. An elderly person may have some chronic medical conditions. These can include diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease or high blood pressure among others. Such conditions seldom pose a risk. However, the patient has to mention these things to doctor if he is having any.
“I was a bit nervous about the surgery since I am diabetic. But my transplant surgeon here at Hair O Craft coordinated with my Dialectician and took all necessary precautions during the entire procedure to make sure there were no risks,” elucidates Mr Chandrashekaran.
The risks associated with medical conditions can be minimized by taking appropriate precautions. For example, a patient who has heart disease and wishes to undergo hair transplant may have two or more sessions instead of one long session because this will reduce the potential stress on their body during surgery.
Warfarin and aspirin are medications that may need to be taken precautions with, as they can thin the blood too much.
As per Mr Chandrashekaran, hair transplant was an amazing change for him.
“The stares are now of admiration and wonder, rather than mocking that they once did at my appearance before hair transplant. You can have your hair transplant at any age. This will help you regain some confidence and make life worth living all over again,” He adds.
Hair loss is a common problem for many men and women of all ages. However, age should not be an impediment to hair transplantation as long as the desired result will fit your lifestyle and you are in good health. The severity of your hair loss, the quality and quantity of donor hairs needed for a successful procedure as well as future hair loss are all important factors that should be discussed before deciding on a hair transplant. Consult with one of our experts today if you need more information about how we can help make your dreams come true! Click below to schedule a consultation.