Toronto Hair Transplant Surgeons

Should I Consider a Hair Transplant If I Only Have Minimal Hair Loss?


It’s easy to assume that the only guys who get hair transplants are those with extreme receding hairlines or those who have almost total hair loss. This is far from the case. In fact, a lot of guys who only have minimal hair loss often consider getting a hair transplant.

It’s not surprising when you think about it. Hair loss can be an extremely traumatic thing to deal with, especially for those who have to deal with it at a young age. That said – getting a hair transplant is a big decision and something that should be thought about carefully.

Factors to Consider

When deciding on whether you want to get a hair transplant, there are some important factors to consider to help you make an informed decision. Below are some key questions to ask yourself :-

  • Have you tried existing treatments? – This is a big one. Even in 2014, a lot of guys are simply unaware that there are now effective hair loss treatments on the market that have been scientifically proven to work.

The big two are finasteride and minoxidil. You might know them better by their brand names – Propecia and Rogaine. You should try one or both of these treatments for at least a year to measure their effectiveness before considering a hair transplant.

  • What type of hair loss do you have? – This is a significant question because it’s much easier to treat some types of hair loss with treatments than it is others. For example if you have thinning at the crown, then there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to combat this by using hair loss treatments.

However if you have a receding hairline, then you’ll probably find it much more difficult to treat. In this case, a hair transplant might be the most effective route.

  • Have you done your research? – It’s always important to do your research when considering whether to get a hair transplant or not. There might be facts about hair transplants that you’re not aware of. Whilst any hair surgeon will be able to answer your questions at a consultation, it’s useful to do your own research so you can get a better idea of what’s involved and what you can expect to pay.


The truth is – only you can decide whether you want to get a hair transplant. Whilst some people might try and deter you, especially if your hair loss is minimal or has only just appeared, only you can decide whether you want to go ahead with it.

Hair transplant techniques have come on leaps and bounds in the last couple of decades, so if you’re worried about your new hair looking unnatural, then this is is an unnecessary concern.

You can find out a lot more information about the types of hair transplants available as well as additional treatments, by visiting Dr Jones’ website at