19 Year Old Diffuse Hair Thinner Considering Hair Transplant Surgery

3/18/2008 11:39:01 AM


I'm 19 years old and I'm not experiencing a lot of hair loss, but extreme hair thinning. I am considering hair transplant surgery and would like advice on a good hair restoration physician. Any help would be appreciated.


From the description of your hair loss, it sounds like you may be a diffuse hair thinner. At 19 years old and extreme hair thinning, I would not recommend hair replacement surgery at this time.

Do yourself a favor and consider getting on Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) for at least a year to see if you can at the very least, stop your hair loss and possibly regrow hair. Using these hair loss treatments in combination with one another will give you the greatest chance of restoring your hair.

Please be sure however, to research not only the benefits but potential side effects of these medications and speak to a physician before proceeding with any hair loss drugs.


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    Bill was the managing publisher of the Hair Transplant Network and The Hair Loss Learning Center. He is 4 time hair transplant patient and has over 15,000 helpful posts on our hair restoration discussion forum. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Master’s in Christian Counseling. In addition to his work in helping hair loss experiencing men and women finding the best hair transplant surgeons, he helps people with various addiction and mental health related issues in his free time. He enjoys weight lifting, kickboxing, movies, researching conspiracy related topics and spending time with his family.