I am a 19 year old male and have a lot of hair loss which is leading to baldness. Is it okay for me to go for hair transplant surgery now or should I wait for a longer time until I become completely bald. The balding pattern can be recognized in my case as a level 7 on the norwood scale. What should I do?
Thank you for your inquiry.
From the sounds of it, you appear to have very aggressive hair loss for being only 19 years of age. Younger balding men and women are typically not good hair restoration surgical candidates however, if you are already close to a level 7 on the norwood scale and if you have and maintain very realistic expectations, you may be a candidate.
If you still have a good amount of natural hair and you want to keep it, I strongly recommend considering FDA approved hair loss treatment drugs such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) which may help stop your alopecia in its tracks and potentially stimulate hair regrowth].
Please keep in mind that hair transplantation is not a baldness cure and at high levels of loss, you will never be able to achieve a full head of hair. I strongly encourage you to view these hair transplant photos by norwood scale to see what you might be able to expect in your case.
I strongly encourage you to consult with an elite hair transplant surgeon who can analyze your case and work with you to best meet your goals.
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