What Is The Perfect Age To Have an FUE Hair Transplant?

POSTED: 02 December 2016

A balding or receding hairline can occur at any stage of life, usually affecting males around the age of 33. However, most men start to notice a receding hairline in their early 20’s and this has caused an increase in young men looking at FUE hair transplants as a solution.


Losing your hair can have a negative impact on your self confidence, with a third of men citing hair loss as their main source of confidence loss. Over 50% of men aged between 24-34 believe that their hair is receding, and almost 40% of young men stated they would consider a hair transplant.


One of the most frequently asked questions is ‘can you be too young or too old for a hair transplant?’, but the answer can be a little tricky to pin down. We look at why age isn’t always a deciding factor when it comes to being eligible for an FUE Hair Transplant.  

 

Is there a maximum and minimum age for an FUE Hair Transplant?


Crown Clinic prefer to operate on patients over the age of 25, by this age we can accurately identify what the eventual pattern of hair loss might be. Before the age of 25, it can be difficult to judge just how the hair will continue to recede.

There is no maximum age limit on getting a transplant, and after the age of 25, FUE Hair Transplants can be performed on a patient of any age. As long as the donor area is in good condition and healthy hair follicles can be harvested, the transplant can go ahead.

 

Why do we start to lose our hair?


Baldness is most commonly caused by a sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone or DHT.

DHT is a byproduct of testosterone, which is why males are more readily affected by receding hairlines.

DHT starts to kick in during puberty and during a process called ‘miniaturisation’, which can prevent the growth of certain hair follicles. This in turn, starts off the thinning of hair, which is usually how balding and receding begins. 

 

How does an FUE Hair Transplant work?


Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE, is a technique in which hair is harvested from the hair follicles already on your head. These harvested hair follicles are then grafted onto the balding area, to give a fuller look to the hairline.

This is one of the reasons age isn’t always a factor in whether you are eligible for an FUE Hair Transplant. As long as you have a decent amount of healthy and ready to use hair follicles, getting a hair transplant should not be an issue.

 

How can I find out about Crown Clinic’s FUE Hair Transplant services?


Looking to find out more information about a consultation or even to book your FUE transplant? Crown have clinics in both London and Manchester and when you book a consultation, we can talk you through the best procedure for you.

To book a consultation using our booking form, head to the drop down form at the top of this page. Or you can also give us a call on 0845 2100 300.

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