More and more frequently, hair transplants are becoming the preferred method of combating baldness in both men and women. Choosing to get a hair transplant is a big decision, and one that should not be made in haste. A receding hairline in young adults is common, but, if a hair transplantation procedure is done at a young age, it can have serious health consequences.
What is the right age for a hair transplant, and why does it matter? These are the questions that we’ll answer today. Hair loss can affect all age groups, and while it can be embarrassing, it’s important to understand that you must take age into consideration when electing to undergo a hair transplant procedure.
When you’re in your 20s, it’s hard to clearly determine what type of balding pattern you’ll have in the future. This means that if more resistant hair follicles are placed in your frontal hairline, the hairs behind it will begin to recede. In other words, the transplanted hair grows successfully, while the hair all around may continue falling. As a result, having a hair transplant done at a very young age may cause unnatural, patchy baldness, and what’s worse—it is extremely difficult to fix hair that has already received transplants.
One of the keys in determining whether a person is a good candidate for a hair transplant is if he or she has a steady supply of donor hair sufficient enough to cover current and potential hair loss. As we said, it’s difficult to determine this in younger individuals, so it’s best to wait. Generally, the safer solution for younger individuals is to take certain medications to stabilize the hair loss.
Hair restoration professionals recommend waiting until your early thirties when your expected balding pattern can be clearly identified, and you can get a more natural looking transplant. It’s key to consult a professional before moving forward with any hair transplant procedure, and even if you have to wait before you’re considered a potential hair transplant candidate, that doesn’t mean that baldness is the only option.
Visit us today at Hair Restoration Specialists, and we’ll find the best hair solution for you, no matter what your background or individual needs may be. If you have any questions or would like to book a free consultation, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (404)-231-3100.