Male pattern baldness – also known as androgenic alopecia – is a genetic condition that can affect men and women. In men, this hair loss can start as early as their teens or early twenties… which can be a powerful blow to their self-image. Just imagine being a 20-year-old with hair loss.
As a result, there are some young people who are already considering hair transplants and other techniques. Fortunately, times have changed… and the technology has advanced significantly!
There is no legal lower age limit on getting hair transplant surgery, though when the patient is young, certain considerations must be taken to ensure the best long-term results.
Since there are many younger than 25 who exhibit male pattern baldness, this comes up frequently. About 16 percent of men between 18 and 29 experience male pattern baldness. Before treatment begins it is especially important to diagnose the type and cause of hair loss to help predict the future balding patterns it will cause. Even with this knowledge, it is more difficult to make predictions for younger patients.
Since hair loss can be progressive, the more important it is to take that into account to achieve long-term satisfaction when treating younger patients. The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) offers guidelines for the ethical considerations needed when treating younger patients. For example, it’s best if the doctor has a good sense of the hair loss progression to provide the best possible options for a young person suffering from hair loss. The possibility of knowing this will vary by patient.
Hair transplant surgery can be a good option for people who suffer hair thinning and/or hair loss. When aligned with the right types of hair loss, ARTAS® Robotic Hair Restoration procedures offer a permanent solution for those suffering hair loss. For patients who are good candidates for hair restoration surgery, it can help restore fullness and boost self-confidence.
Hair transplant technology has changed so much that now we see features and coverage in fashion publications like GQ Magazine. The change in technology and surgical techniques produce a much better result than the unsightly hair plugs and scars of the ’80s and ’90s. In fact, the National Library of Medicine notes that one year after having hair transplant procedures, 94% of the patients were satisfied with their results. Additionally, there are non-surgical solutions available such as medications, injectables, supplements, laser caps, and more.
Suffering From Hair Loss? We’re Here To Help
If you have questions about early life hair loss and what to do about it, Austin Hair Restoration Clinic has answers. We can develop a treatment plan for patients who have had hair transplants too young and treat any unpleasant results stemming from them. Our team brings to the table extensive experience with cutting edge hair restoration techniques, including the minimally invasive ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System. We can find the right solution for you.
Don’t let hair loss put a crimp in your style. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let’s take steps toward a more confident you!