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What is the Minimum Age for Hair Transplant Surgery?

Genetic male and female pattern baldness is a problem for millions around the world. An entire industry has evolved around the treatment of baldness. Various treatments are available that stop or slow the process of hair loss. There is even a process, hair transplant surgery, which introduces new hair follicles to the scalp through transplantation surgery. This is an option that most people experiencing hair loss are immediately drawn to. The prospect of replacing your fading hairline with new hair is very appealing, but there are several issues with the process that you should be aware of, especially for those in the early stages of hair loss that want to address it immediately.

A frequent question that is asked about the transplant process is the minimum age at which the procedure can be performed. This question doesn’t really have an answer. Someone of any age, at any stage of the balding process, can opt for hair transplantation surgery. However, for men in their twenties that want a quick fix to hair loss, transplant surgery carries several risks.

The first risk is the economic factor. A young person experiencing hair loss may be grappling with insecurity and low self-esteem, and understandably wants to address the problem as quickly and cheaply as possible. Unfortunately, hair transplantation is not something that comes with a low price tag. A cheap transplantation job can end up looking unnatural. Furthermore, undergoing hair transplantation early in the balding process will not stop other hair follicles from falling out. So, while your scalp may seem to be full of hair for a few years after the initial process, hair will continue to fall out, leaving only the transplanted follicles behind. You may soon find yourself in need of yet another transplantation procedure.

For young people looking for a solution to hair loss, scalp micropigmentation is a far more realistic and cost-effective option than hair transplants. Scalp micropigmentation is a sophisticated pigmentation process that can either fill in thinning hair or mimic the look of a freshly shaven scalp. It’s permanent and will continue to be effective even in the face of continued hair loss. Hairline Ink employs many experts in the field of scalp micropigmentation who can explain its advantages over transplantation in detail. If you want to learn more, contact us today at (585) 250-0835!

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