I am a level 2 on the norwood scale with balding in the crown area and recession at the front hairline. Recently my hair loss appears to have accelerated and I am getting sick of looking in the mirror every morning. But I am getting married in April 2008 and can’t get time off from work until January 2008. Should I undergo hair transplantation surgery in January or should I wait until after the wedding? My primary concern is that I want to look good at my wedding.
The fact that your hair loss is rapidly progressing may indicate that a hair transplant may not be a viable hair loss solution at this time. Remember that even though transplanted hair is permanent, that hair transplantation is not a hair loss cure. If you are not already on FDA approved hair loss medication such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxodil), I’d recommend researching and considering it as a hair loss treatment to combat against future hair loss.
Additionally, your age and hair restoration goals will play a significant role in answering the above question. See What should I consider before undergoing hair transplantation?
You may not be a good candidate for a hair transplant in the crown at this time depending on your level of hair loss. If the area of hair loss widens, you could end up with a “halo” of skin around a patch of hair. Additionally, younger hair transplant patients have a greater chance of this as future hair loss is often more certain. See why waiting to have hair transplanted into the crown may be the best idea by clicking here.
Another thing to consider is hair transplant healing and hair growth times. If you are going to get a hair transplant in January, though the majority of your healing will take place well before April, you will be far from the end hair transplant result by April and may even have “patchy hair growth” which is common as transplanted hair begins to grow.
In my opinion, if you want to look your BEST at your wedding, wait until after the wedding to get your hair transplant surgery. Additionally, this will give the hair loss medication a chance to start working.
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