What Age is Too Young to Get a Hair Transplant?

hair loss normal men women mclean virginiaWhen signs of male pattern baldness begin to appear for those who are in their late teens or early 20’s, hair transplants come to mind as a viable hair restoration solution. But the question also arises, “what age is too young to get a hair transplant?” And “Is Rogaine or finasteride a viable alternative and will they work?”

Since each of us has different body types and body chemistry there is no definitive age for a person to get a hair transplant. If you are told by anyone that “age 25” is the right age, don’t believe it.

If you are a young man and you come to our office, we will examine your level, degree and pattern of hair loss. We look into your families history of hair loss on your mother’s side as well as your father’s side, and a variety of other factors before making any kind of recommendation.

When a hair transplant is performed on an individual that is young, hair that is taken from the donor area which is usually in the back of the head and transplanted to thinning areas like the temples, could look fine for a few years until the temple recessions accelerate from a Norwood 2A to a Norwood 4A, for example, then what you have are tufts of robust hairs unnaturally and insufficiently distributed amidst a bald area.

If you are in your 20’s, it is quite possible that you may have many more decades of hair loss ahead of you. Since each of us has a limited amount of donor hair that can be harvested, you don’t want to use up a large portion of donor hair grafts through multiple transplants by the time you are just 35. Even some men that have hair transplants in their 40’s can suffer similar results as they continue to age and lose more hair.

So how can a person know the correct way to make age-appropriate hair transplant decisions? That answer is not “cut and dried” nor is it something you can definitively answer with a web search. Your age and unique hair loss situation along with your family history, scalp health, and other factors need to all be taken into consideration.

Hair Loss Treatment Options That Work

If you want to truly find out if you would make a good candidate for a hair transplant procedure, we encourage you to make an appointment for a free, private and confidential scalp and hair loss evaluation. We will examine your degree and type of hair loss and discuss privately with you the solutions that would help you the most with your hair loss.

That could very well be hair transplant surgery, but often great results can be achieved from other non-surgical hair restoration solutions such as low level laser hair therapy or PRP treatment therapy. These are non-surgical hair loss treatment solutions that, depending upon your particular circumstance, can be effective in stopping the progression of hair loss, thinning hair, and hair shedding.

If a hair transplant is determined to be the best option for you at your current age, a physician will examine your hairline, facial shape, and other factors while taking into account your likely progression of further hair loss as you grow older. The goal is to perform a hair transplant that is completely undetectable to your family, your friends, and even to you.

Proven Hair Restoration Solutions in McLean, Virginia

If you are looking for results more quickly there are solutions that can help with receding hairlines. At PAI Medical Hair Restoration in McLean, Virginia, we offer a variety of clinically proven, state-of-the-art hair transplant solutions and clinically proven hair loss solutions for men and women. Schedule a free, confidential hair restoration consultation and we can discuss with you the solutions that are right for your type of hair loss.