How to Know You are Ready to Get a Hair Transplant

Hair loss is something many men and women face. Whether it’s due to aging, a medical condition, genetics, or something else, hair loss and thinning is something that can cause embarrassment and self-consciousness. But how do you know when it’s time to get a hair transplant?

At Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL, Dr. Anil Shah and Dr. Sameea Chughtai and their talented team can help you decide if hair restoration is right for you. Whether you want to address a receding hairline, hair thinning, or hair loss in general, our state-of-the-art treatments and technologies can help you restore hair growth.

How does hair restoration work?

At Aesthetic Scalp, our Chicago, IL team treats a variety of hair loss situations, including male pattern hair loss, female pattern hair loss, genetic hair loss, Asian hair loss, Indian hair loss, and temple hair loss. With a variety of treatment options, we can help you decide if you’re ready to get a hair transplant and find the best procedure to fit your needs.

While we do offer nonsurgical treatments, such as low-level light therapy, PRP treatment, and exosome therapy, we often suggest that men or women who are starting to bald would benefit better from surgical hair restoration. We utilize the cutting-edge ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System to perform follicular unit extraction (FUE). This technique allows us to take healthy hairs from the scalp and transfer them to other areas of the head. Utilizing the robotic FUE transplant system, we are able to offer our patients hair regrowth with the benefits of no scarring, a faster recovery time, natural outcomes, custom results, and even the opportunity to have short hairstyles in the future.

Am I ready for a hair transplant?

Now that you have an idea of how hair restoration works at Aesthetic Scalp, you’re likely wondering if it’s right for you. Many women start to experience hair thinning as they age, and often it can lead to the inability to wear certain hairstyles they enjoy or may make them feel self-conscious when they look in the mirror. Many men may experience hair loss, a receding hairline, or male pattern hair loss. In these instances, it can make a man feel insecure, less desirable, or like they’re getting “old.” If you feel like this, you very well may be ready for an FUE hair transplant at our Chicago, IL office. Some signs you may be ready for a hair transplant include:

  • You are over 35 years old
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You understand the financial investment
  • You know it will take about 6 – 12 months to see full results, but you know it will be worth it

While you can have hair restoration earlier in life, it’s best to wait until rapid hair loss is complete so our team can have a better idea of just how much donor hair can be removed.

Whether you’re male or female, if you’ve started to notice hair loss or hair thinning, you may be a great candidate for an FUE hair transplant at Aesthetic Scalp in Chicago, IL. Dr. Anil Shah and Dr. Sameea Chughtai offer state-of-the-art ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration to help promote hair regrowth. For more information on this cutting-edge hair loss treatment, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with one of our fine team members.