4 Comments

  1. pavitra
    August 18, 2010 @ 5:30 am

    im 28 years old.im affected by hair loss for 8 years. now everywhere on my head hairs are less and thin, scalp area is more affected so how many grafts i need and how much it cost. i want transplantation on full head to make my hairs dense. till what age it can be done.. is there any side effects?i have dandruff also for 8-9 years.

  2. Blake aka - FutureHTDoc
    August 24, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    Pavitra,

    First, I recommend consulting with a dermatologist to ensure that the hair loss is a form of genetic balding and not caused by an outside factor.

    Next, I would highly investigate preventive medications such as finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine). These could really help stop and improve some of the hair loss.

    Third, although it’s difficult to estimate the number of grafts (without pictures), I recommend trying the hair loss learning center graft calculator:

    http://www.hairlosslearningcenter.org/content/common-elements/mm/introa.html

    This should give you a rough estimate of where you stand and how you would like to proceed.

    Finally, the goal of hair transplantation is creating the illusion of density. You most likely will not have hair like you did as a child, but a skilled surgeon can create an excellent, cosmetically significant result. To find one of these surgeons, follow this link:

    http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com/Consult-a-Physician/hair-loss-doctors.asp

    I hope this helps!

    Blake (Future_HT_Doc)
    Editorial Assistant

  3. James Blake
    September 16, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    Hi,

    I have 2 questions.

    1.) My hair loss didnt start at the temples but rather the temple points receded all the way to the part where the ears meet the head. Is this a strange beginning of recession?

    2.) I’ve been receding since I was 16 and now, I’m 20, turning 21, do you think it would be reasonable for me to contemplate a hair transplant? I’m a norwood 2, but added with my temple points having receded all the way back.

    Thanks.

  4. David (TakingThePlunge)
    September 17, 2010 @ 12:11 am

    James,

    Truthfully, there is no “normal” way to recede. Balding can occur in many forms.

    If you’ve completely lost your temple points already, there is certainly a possibility that further balding is in your future. In my opinion, you should consult a dermatologist and consider starting Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) as soon as possible.

    Generally, hair transplant surgery is not recommended for patients in their early 20s. However, since your primary concern is restoring temple points, you may be a candidate. Your best option is contacting one of the pre-screened, high quality hair restoration physicians at http://www.hairtransplantnetwork.com and scheduling a free online consultation.

    Best of luck!

    David (TakingThePlunge)

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