Hair Transplantation: Not Only for Genetic Hair Loss


One of the most common reasons that I perform a hair transplant is to restore hair density in men and women with with androgenetic alopecia (genetic hair loss). In addition to androgenetic alopecia, there are many other reasons why a hair transplant can be performed.

Hair restoration is possible:

  • For men and women with androgenetic alopecia
  • For some types of inactive (quiet) scarring alopecias
  • To treat traction alopecia (hair loss from tight pulling of hair)
  • To lower a congenitally high forehead
  • To improve eyebrow density
  • To restore hair density in those with burns
  • To restore hair density in those with hair loss from facial cosmetic surgery
  • To restore hair density in those with hair loss from radiation therapy for brain tumors
Although hair transplantation can be a good option for many different types of hair loss, it is not an option for all types of hair loss. Patients with alopecia areata, telogen effluvium, chronic telogen effluvium and active scarring alopecia are not able to have a hair transplant. In these conditions, the hairs would not grow following a hair transplant.




Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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