Before performing a hair transplant, we make special assessments for each patient. We use a scale ranging from 1 to 7 in regards to the hair loss. This scale is called the Norwood scale.
When assessing the hair loss according to the Norwood scale, we can do hair transplants to the 5th or even to the 6th degree depending on the Androgenetic alopecia or the male-pattern baldness. The first degree requires 1000-1500 grafts to be transplanted. The second degree baldness requires 2500-3000 grafts. In the 3. degree baldness cases we can transplant 4000 grafts and in the 5. degree ones we can transplant 4000-4500 grafts. We determine if the patient is suitable for having a hair transplant after evaluating the hair cells in the back of your scalp. If the maximum number of hair follicles on the back of the scalp of a patient can cover the balding area, then the patient is suitable to have a hair transplant.
If our patient has a wide area of baldness, and the hair tissues and the cells on the back of the scalp are scarce or not sufficient, the patient should not have a hair transplant.
For those who are not suitable to have a hair transplant, we recommend the use of prosthetic hair. Prosthetic hair applications do not require any medical intervention. They rather include the use of hair dressing services, and therefore, are not performed in the hospitals but at hairdresser’s or at hair care units.