What Age to Consider Surgical Hair Restoration?
Young patients should not consider surgery as a technique to prevent hair loss, as it does not block the hormones that cause genetic balding. Rather, hair surgery is a restorative treatment to improve your appearance if other modalities have been unsuccessful or can’t be used.
There are no medical or surgical benefits to having a procedure at a young age. In fact, transplanting hair in young patients can create issues for the patient in the long term, such as depleting their finite supply of donor hair by distributing hair in the wrong areas of the scalp. Some young people will experience thinning in their donor area when they mature, and transplanting these persons at a young age will most likely result in an unsatisfactory outcome in their later years. Unfortunately, this condition, called diffuse un-patterned alopecia or DUPA, cannot always be identified at a young age.