At what age to do a hair transplant?

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Hair loss is a very common condition that occurs in both men and women. It is estimated that around 50% women and 60% men in all age groups experience hair loss worldwide. According to the American Hair Loss Association, nearly two-thirds of men experience hair loss before the age of 35. Almost 85% men experience hair loss and hair loss by the age of 50. In the worst case, hair loss can also affect men in their early 20s. Although baldness can affect people of any age group, hair loss in your 20s can be a cause for concern.

Most cases of hair loss can be attributed to male/female pattern baldness, which is mainly due to hormonal changes or genetics, ie a family history of baldness. Baldness experienced at a young age can affect a person's appearance and self-esteem, leading many to consider hair transplantation as a treatment option.

When is the best age for a hair transplant?

According to hair transplant specialists, young men in their 20s may not be the best candidates for hair restoration surgery. This is because the cause or pattern of hair loss has not yet been fully determined. Before recommending the best hair restoration method for you, the surgeon considers several things, such as the type of hair loss, the type of hair loss, the quality of the donor hair, and the size of the balding area.

In the process of hair restoration, the surgeon extracts individual hair follicles from the donor site (FUE). These follicles are divided into units and transplanted to the balding part. Over time, the incisions in the scalp will heal and the follicles will begin to encourage new hair growth. The grafting process depends on the severity of the hair loss and the patient's facial features to ensure it looks natural. In younger patients, nothing is fully defined yet, whether it is the type or severity of hair loss. Hence, the best recommended age for hair transplant is 25+.

Is it advisable to wait for a hair transplant?

When young patients begin to experience hair loss, they naturally feel the need to treat the hair loss immediately. In such cases, an early hair transplant may seem like a good option to get your precious locks back. However, is this always a good idea? Young patients should understand that the transplanted hair will remain the same, but the hair loss is progressive.

Over the years, they will lose more hair, but the remnants of the transplanted hair will remain. This will give them an unnatural appearance and they may want to do a transplant, which will incur additional expenses. If hair loss continues over time, the donor hair will not be able to maintain a natural hair growth pattern. Therefore, the early 20s may not be the best time for a hair transplant.

For younger people who are worried about hair loss, a pre-transplantation can be done to increase the density of the hairline. But they may need further treatment as they get older. Hair transplantation is suitable for people who still have hair on the back and sides of the head. Frontal and crown hair can be transplanted to match the natural hair follicle pattern.

If your hair loss worries you while you're still young, you can try over-the-counter treatment alternatives such as minoxidil and finasteride. They increase blood circulation in the scalp and stimulate new hair growth. You can have a pre-transplant to thicken your hairline, but you will still need additional treatments as you get older.

To find the most suitable hair restoration for you procedure, consult with our expert surgeon today Rubenhair hair transplant clinic. We look forward to providing you with the best options available.

 

Improve your quality of life and apply for a consultation with our specialists who will provide comprehensive answers to your questions and determine the best course of treatment. Fill out the electronic form or call tel. +371 267 777 76 and we will contact you. www.rubenhair.eu

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