Hair Replacement in Younger Men

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Hair Replacement in Younger Men

One of the most common misconceptions regarding hair loss in younger patients is that they will be able to have a full head of hair immediately after the treatment. As donor hair will become less with each year, it is not possible to transplant large amounts while the patient is still young. Instead, smaller sections are replaced; this gives the look of mildly thinning hair. Hair restoration will continue as the patient gets older, giving a more natural and sustainable hair pattern. Many patients will find that as they approach 30, their hair is fuller than that of their peers – and the transplanted hair remains for a greater length of time. These factors will need to be taken into consideration when younger men wish to visit a hair clinic, and patients need to put aside any expectations they may have about regaining the full head of hair they may have had as a teenager. While peer pressure and a need to ‘match up’ to men of the same age makes hair loss in young men a huge challenge, realistically patients have to look at the bigger picture in order for replacement treatment to be truly successful.

The best age to consider a transplant is the mid twenties. Before this, permanent hair sources have not yet fully developed, and removing unstable donor hair could result in unsuccessful replacement. In addition to this, final balding patterns are only established during the mid twenties, this indicates that a proper can only be determined around this age. Other treatment options such as medication could slow the hair loss down in younger patients, which is also a good reason to wait until the optimal age for transplant. Whatever the course of treatment eventually decided upon, hair loss treatment for younger men is a long-term solution that allows men to regain hope and pride in their youth.

By |September 19th, 2014|Hair Loss Articles|Comments Off on Hair Replacement in Younger Men

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At Medical Hair Restoration, our team of highly specialised doctors has considerable expertise in the field of helping people through medical hair restoration. As the only clinic in South Africa that treats hair loss exclusively, we’re able to focus on the most successful methods of combating balding and shedding. In order to stay at the forefront of our speciality, we keep up to date with the latest international techniques. With visits to overseas congresses, and participation in local conferences, our physicians constantly strive to bring you the most effective treatments.