For some patients, there is not enough hair on the back of the head (donor area) to cover the full extent of the baldness. We must bear in mind that we cannot leave the donor area unpopulated because we would be creating a new problem. In these cases, transplantation may not be the best option, or may not meet the patient’s expectations. Therefore, it is important that each individual case is evaluated by a doctor specialised in hair transplantation. Only a transplant specialist can honestly advise the patient on the best possible treatments, their advantages and disadvantages, not only today, but for the future.