The Right Age for Hair Transplantation

Despite the probable success that hair transplant have, it is not always the best option for all, especially on young hair loss sufferers. There are a lot of considerations that has to be made before a hair surgeon finally clears a patient for surgery. And this is for the patient’s own good and general satisfaction. So for those who are in their teens and are desperate to find a quick and permanent solution to treat hair loss, here is an explanation why transplant shouldn’t be one of your options.

Hair loss is a progressive condition which soon halts at a certain point in time. Male pattern hair loss for instance, or what is called androgenetic alopecia even stops at a particular level; some at the middle portion of the scalp, some at the crown, while others go bald entirely. This is one good reason why young people stricken with excessive hair loss should not immediately resort to aggressive treatments such as hair transplants, especially teenagers.

Teenage hair loss may usually be caused by hormonal imbalance which can be expected during puberty. And this usually subsides once they reach adulthood or their early to middle 20’s. This is the reason why a hair surgeon would always advice against hair transplant done in teenagers. If it is performed at this stage there is a high chance that a corrective procedure would be done later on.

For some unfortunate others who developed excessive hair loss in their teens, they tend to bring this into adulthood. That is why it is important that the patient waits until the progression of hair loss has fully taken its course before a hair transplant is even considered. As mentioned earlier corrective procedures would have to be done because it can result to bald patches.

If you look at the quote for corrective hair transplant, they can cost more compared to the regular procedure. So this isn’t very economical in the long run. This will not only cost you more, but you also waste a good deal of your very limited donor hairs. Opting for a one time procedure would put lesser trauma to the scalp and it will maximize the donor hairs better.

So for those who happen to have excessive hair shedding in their teens, it is always best to consult your doctor so that you get proper treatment. After all hair transplant isn’t always advised to be a primary option even for adults who have androgenetic alopecia. Try out other less invasive and conventional methods first before resorting to invasive procedures.

In some cases a teenage hair loss patient would recover, making it an acute condition. Therefore it is always important to wait it out to see how the shedding develops, and use other hair restoration methods in the meantime.

Yes, hair transplant is proven to be effective for curing baldness but quality results also depends on the kind of candidate that it is being performed on.