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Is Hair Transplant Surgery Ok for Men in their Early Twenties? Is it Permanent?

10/1/2009 2:50:42 PM

Question:

Do you have to keep going back to a hair restoration clinic every year for hair transplants? Is 21 years of age too young to consider surgery?

Answer:

Transplanted hair lasts as long as the hair on the sides and back of your head does. Since hair in this “safe zone” is resistant to DHT (the hormone responsible for genetic hair loss), other than some minor thinning to the area as you age, transplanted hair is considered “permanent”.

Honestly, at 21 years old, you are most likely not a candidate for a hair transplant. If you just started to lose hair, I encourage you to consider getting on Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) for a few years to see if that helps to stabilize your hair loss. They may even help regrow some hair. Do know that all drugs come with the potential of side effects so it’s important that you understand not only the benefits of these hair loss drugs, but their limitations and potential side effects too.

In a few years, re-evaluate your situation. If you’re still interested in hair transplant surgery, begin researching and consulting with reputable hair restoration physicians with a proven track record of producing excellent results.

If there is anything else I can do for you, don't hesitate to contact me.

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Bill is 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.