What's the youngest age you can get a hair transplant?
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What is the youngest age for a man to get a hair transplant
If, for example you are going to develop a Norwood class 6 and 7 balding pattern, patterns which develop well before they young men are 30 years old, you and your doctor must project a worst case scenario before you embark on a hair transplant. . The older you are, the easier it is to predict future hair loss. At 21 years old, it might be difficult if you are not destined to be a Class 6 or 7 pattern, but in your late 20s, the job of predicting is easier.
If you bet on a horse in the Kentucky Derby, you can never be sure that the horse will win until the race is over — likewise, the Class 4A pattern patient (you) may be able to predict the final pattern at the age of 26 or possibly earlier with two measurement of your Bulk Test data one year apart while you are on the drug finesteride.. Don't jump to a hair transplant too quickly as you might find out that you might be Class 6 or 7 balding pattern men.
Age for Hair Transplant
Right age for a hair transplant
If evaluated by a good doctor, you can have a hair transplant at an early age now. Despite of what was thought in past now we can give a hair transplant to a very young patient. In past doctors were advising agaist having a hair transplant at an early age because of:
- Not having microscopic diagnostic techniques to predict future hair loss
- Not having proper hair loss medications that can prevent hair loss
In past the doctors preferred waiting until the baldness become complete before a hair transplant. Today, we don’t have to wait until the patients become completely bald. We want to prevent patents going bald as much as possible with medication and treat them with hair transplant in order to prevent psychosocial adverse effects of hair loss in early ages. There are two effective medications for hair loss today: Finasteride and Rogaine and if the patient seek medical help when it is too late we will treat his condition with a hair transplant.
Of course when young patients get a hair transplant the surgeon should design a proper hairline which is more mature so it look good when they are older and when they have higher classes of hair loss.
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What's the right age for a transplant?
by the photos, yes, it is too early to get a transplant. 25 is often given as a cut off but certainly there is no "rule" - and I've operated on 23 and 24 year olds under rare circumstances
the key is understanding two things:
1. There is a limited supply of donor hair
2. For some men there can be a very large area of balding well beyond what the recipient area can cover
options at 21 include "medical" options minoxidil, finasteride, low level laser and platelet rich plasma as well as camouflaging options and micropigmentation.
The fact that you feel your hair is on a 40m dash means your hair loss is presently what we call "unstable." Certainly patients with unstable hair loss are never good candidates for surgery regardless of their age. Step 1 is without question is stabilizing your hair loss with medications discussed above.
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