I’m 21 years old and considering hair transplant surgery. However, I’m wondering: What is the minimum age for the procedure? Can a hair transplant procedure at an early age create the need for a second surgery down the road? Is there anything else I should be using?
I don’t believe there is a defined “minimum age” for hair transplant surgery. Most hair restoration surgeons will likely reject patients younger than 25 or 26, but each case is unique and exceptions can always be made.
There is also nothing to “guarantee” you will not need a second procedure. Preventive medications like finasteride (Propecia) and minoxidil (Rogaine) will help – as will undergoing a well conceived procedure at an appropriate age – but hair loss is still a progressive and unpredictable ailment.
Blake Bloxham – formerly “Future_HT_Doc”
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