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Would I be a Candidate for a Hair Transplant ?


What type of hair loss conditions will a hair transplant be helpful and which will a hair transplant simply not work?

For men and women who have hair loss due to androgenetic alopecia, a hair transplant is often a good option to improve hair density.  A hair transplant may be possible in those with hair loss following burns, traction alopecia, hair loss following radiation for brain cancer treatment, hair loss following some types of plastic surgery and hair loss in those with inactive scarring alopecias.

A hair transplant is not possible for those with hair loss due to alopecia areata, hair shedding problems (telogen effluvium and chronic telogen effluvium), and those with active scarring alopecias.


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Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299

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