There are plenty of middle age men that suffer from receding hairlines and the effects of balding, but in some cases, these same issues can plague those that are still in the early stages of life. There is nothing worse than having a hairline that makes you look older, but when genetics are involved, there isn’t much you can do.
Some men can start losing their hair as early as their late teens and for most as late as their late 20’s. There are many treatment options available to help treat hair loss, but is there really such thing as being too young for a hair transplant?
Why Age Matters
Men who are in their mid 20’s or younger are not eligible for hair transplants but aside from this younger crowd, there is no specific age requirement for the procedures. Depending on your family history of hair loss, by the time you reach 30, it’s easy to determine your estimated level of baldness. When hair transplants are performed too early, it can result in an unnatural looking hairline that will further sag and shift as you age.
What to Think About Prior To Surgery
Transplant hair is taken from the rear of your scalp and relocated to the areas that suffer from the effects of balding. If you complete your procedure too early, there is a higher chance of the donor hairs being taken from an area that is set to fall out and you may miss transplanting donor hairs into areas that will become bald later in life. This results in an uneven hairline, patchy areas on your scalp and overall unnatural appearance.
Am I Old Enough?
If you are 25 or younger, the short answer is no. You can, however, consult with the specialist here at The Hair Loss Recovery Program who can advise you on your future treatment options, current hair preservation, or other hair loss treatment options that you can employ at your current age.
Slowing Hair Loss While You Wait
If you are not old enough for a hair transplant, or if you want to wait a little longer before taking the plunge, then The Hair Loss Recovery Program has a few tips to help you manage your hair loss while you wait.
There are several serums on the market that contain minoxidil that have proven to be an effective way to slow the progression of hair loss in most users.
Finasteride and dutasteride have been effective in the fight against hair loss. Many users have reported extra growth during their treatment with the supplements. They also have very few side effects which are always a plus.
When you think of laser therapy, you probably associate it with hair removal. There are also light laser therapies that have been developed that target your scalp. These treatments stimulate your cell growth and help to re-grow hair in many patients.
How We Can Help
Give The Hair Loss Recovery Program a call today at (416) 439-4247 to speak with one of our hair transplant specialists. We would love to set up a time to meet you to evaluate your transplant eligibility or hair loss treatment options. We offer confidential appointments and with friendly staff that is more than happy to answer any questions you may have.