People can see hair transplantation surgeries as simple medical procedures. This is a typical misconception because it is actually the opposite. A candidate has to meet certain eligibility requirements for a real hair transplantation procedure. For example, the donor area is the most important thing when it comes to speaking of real hair transplantation eligibility. Insufficient donor hair density for hair transplantation is a common problem that does not allow these candidates to be qualified for the procedures.
It is a common thing to see people, especially men with frontal baldness. Some even do not have single hair until the top of their heads, but they have good hair density at the back of their heads. They are all actually considered potential hair transplantation candidates.
There are also other hair transplantation eligibility requirements for sure. However, none of them is as important as donor area hair density sufficiency. You need to have enough hair follicles at the back of your head if you do not want to suffer from an exhausted donor area situation.
Hair transplantation surgeons make their calculations on your donor and recipient areas. They designate a specific number of hair follicles to be extracted from your donor area. Your donor area is not supposed to suffer from a low hair density after the hair follicles extraction sequence.
If you do not have enough hair density on your donor area, you should definitely avoid a real hair transplant procedure and reconsider your other options. Artificial hair implantation procedures are the best alternatives to real hair transplant procedures.
Exhausted donor area cases were very common in the past. It is a fact that surgeons of the past were not as skilled as those of today. However, some complications can still be seen even today, because a real hair transplantation procedure is an invasive cosmetic procedure after all.