With celebrities and footballers heading out to get an FUE hair transplant in order to improve their receding hairline, more and more young people are opting to do the same.
However, the long-term risks associated with getting a hair transplant under the age of 25 are far greater than that of someone aged 30+. Here at Crown Clinic, we can advise as to whether a hair transplant is best for you, which is why we require a consultation before any final decisions are made.
Here, we take a look at some of the reasons why we would discourage those under 25 from committing to an FUE hair transplant.
The pattern of hair loss is harder to predict
When you first start to notice hair loss, it can be easy to panic and start to plan ways to stop it in its tracks. This is when we see many young men jumping straight in for an FUE hair transplant without considering the full implications.
The final pattern of hair loss can be very difficult to predict at such a young age and getting a transplant in these early stages can lead to more problems further down the line. That’s why we would advise waiting until the hair loss has reached its final stages or until we can accurately predict the hair loss pattern. This will allow us to create the right strategy and help you get the final look you desire, without further surgeries down the line.
There may be other avenues to explore
A consultation is essential in determining what the best course of action is for each individual patient. Although you may go into the initial meeting adamant that you want and need a hair transplant, it may not be the best option for your situation.
At Crown Clinic, we can help to determine which procedure is right for you and talk you through the options you may have overlooked or not even thought of.
Getting a transplant young can increase longer term risks
In some cases, getting an FUE hair transplant at a young age could result in further procedures as the patient gets older. As we mentioned above, the pattern of hair loss may alter, leaving bald patches in other areas of the scalp. This then requires further transplants to constantly keep up with the changing pattern.
Waiting just a little bit longer before opting for a transplant can not only save you time, but also money. Those in their early 30’s are often in the best stages of hair loss to be able to determine whether a hair transplant would be effective.
If you’re unsure as to whether you are eligible for a hair transplant, why not book a consultation at one of our clinics. We can talk you through whether an FUE hair transplant is your best option at this stage and suggest other methods, including prescription medication, that may be a better way of tackling your hair loss.