Any age limitation to hair transplant surgery? What is the youngest suitable age?
Some say that it is ideal to transplant patients above 25 years old. To me, transplanting or not transplanting based on arbitrary age limits is unfair to patients and has little or no medical basis. As with all patients, young patients must have realistic expectations as to the ongoing nature of male pattern baldness, the limited amount of donor hair available for surgical hair restoration and how this will impact the future cosmetic appearance and extent of their transplanted areas.
Arbitrarily saying that under a certain age hair transplantation should never be done is wrong. Every situation is different and each procedure should be judged on its merits. Conservative surgery will be less harmful to these young hair loss sufferers than condemning them to many years of low self-esteem.
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