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Waiting to Go Completely Bald Before Hair Transplant Surgery?

7/14/2008 1:59:36 PM

Question:

My son wants to go for hair transplantation. I suggested for him to wait until he goes completely bald. But he wants a hair transplant now even though he still has a good amount of hair. Please advise me which is better.

Answer:

Each person's genetic makeup is uniquely programmed for each individual. This is why there are many degrees of baldness and not everyone who suffers from hair loss will go completely bald. See the ludwig scale (genetic female hair loss) and norwood scale of hair loss (male pattern baldness).

Though a quality hair restoration surgeon will consider multiple factors, many balding men with moderately thinning hair have undergone hair transplant surgery with great success. In my opinion, your son should consult with a qualified surgeon and work to create a long term hair restoration plan. If he still has a good amount of hair, he may also want to consult with a physician about Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil), which may help prevent future hair loss and even stimulate some hair regrowth.

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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.