Thinning in a 22 year old should not seek our a hair transplant. Your biggest enemy is the
progressive thinning leading to a balding pattern that is not evident at this
point in time. The degree of thinning that you are experiencing would suggest
that you should see a doctor who most likely will get Bulk Measurements of your
hair to determine the degree of the thinning that you are presently having. If
the diagnosis is early genetic hair loss (the most common cause of hair loss in
young men), then the best treatment would be the drug finasteride which is
highly effective in men of your age and may not only stop the hair loss but
possibly reverse it. If you are developing a more advanced balding pattern the
best test to get will determine the Bulk Measurements of your hair and this
will show, over a one-year time frame, how effective the treatment will be.
Once you know this information, then you and your doctor need to develop a
MASTER PLAN which will define what you need to do over the years to come.
Photos cannot diagnosis your hair loss. The old fashion way of seeing a doctor in person for an examination is still the best option. Excessive tension or pull on your hair can cause permanent traction alopecia.
You first need to see a hair specialist to find the cause for your hair loss. Wether your hair loss is genetic or you have traction alopecia, either way you can be helped by hair transplant. During the consult the doctor will give you an estimate of the number of grafts and the cost for the procedure.
Thank you for this question. I am so sorry to read of your experience. It is not possible with text and pictures to determine if you are a good candidate for transplant. At this point, you should see a physician with a focus on hair restoration to examine you. The health of your scalp need to be determined in person. Best of luck.