When should you not get a hair transplant?

Male pattern baldness, which affects up to two thirds of American men by the age of 35, can start showing as early as age 18. However, we don’t advise you have a hair transplant under the age of 25, even if you’re experiencing early hair loss.

When is hair transplant not recommended?

Although hair transplant surgery is a relatively simple procedure that can yield amazing results, those who have chronic health issues like heart disease, kidney or liver failure, diabetes, and more, may not be suitable for such a surgery.

Who is not suitable for hair transplant?

This might seem pretty obvious but patients with a full head of hair are not going to be suitable for Hair Transplants. Unless you’re suffering from Male or Female Pattern Baldness (Androgenic Alopecia) and are bald, or balding, with a visible scalp, then your time will be wasted on a Hair Transplant consultation.

Is my hair suitable for transplant?

Typically, men whose hair loss has progressed beyond class 3 or above on the Norwood Scale are good candidates for hair transplant surgery, as long as their pattern has stabilised. If your hair loss has been progressing for five years, you are probably also a good candidate.

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Is it too late to start finasteride?

As long as your hair follicles aren’t entirely dead, you can start using Finasteride, also known by its brand name Propecia. The trick is that you have to start Finasteride treatments when you initially notice that you’re losing hair before the problem gets worse.

Can you be too bald for a hair transplant?

While it is common that some bald men do desire hair restoration, it’s actually best if patients are not completely bald in order to receive hair restoration. Large bald areas actually cannot reach full coverage by a hair transplant.

Can your body reject a hair transplant?

Unlike organ transplants, you are your own donor for a hair transplant. There is no donor and recipient. If you received hair, follicles, and tissue from someone else (other than an identical twin), your body would reject them without immune-suppressant drugs.

What age should you start taking finasteride?

Finasteride can be taken by men aged 18 years or over. It’s generally not recommended for women or children.

Does finasteride thicken hair?

How effective is finasteride? Finasteride is one of the most extensively studied medications for male pattern baldness. Clinical studies have found that finasteride stops hair loss for 90% of men, and 65% will also benefit from increased hair growth and thickening of existing miniaturized hairs.

Is sixty too old to start taking finasteride?

A: Propecia (Finasteride 1 mg) can hold on to hair at any age, but works best to re-grow hair in those who are younger. The reason is that finasteride works to reverse miniaturization (the thinning and shortening of hairs due to DHT).

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