From a technical point of view, there is no age limit.
Hair transplantation may be required, for example, even to a child who has lost part of the hair (after surgery, as a result of a burn, etc.).
Hair transplant procedures can be performed starting from childhood. Only with androgenic alopecia, a male type of baldness, which has nothing to do with human health, the approach to hair transplantation varies.
The lower age line of aesthetic procedures, in general, is the majority, 18 years old.
However, in clinics, they hold a different opinion and believe that it is too early to start any aesthetic procedures at this age.
Hair transplantation requires a specific organization.
The first part of organizational work is planning. At the planning stage, when assessing a patient, the first question is:
“Does hair loss continue?”
Determining the speed of hair loss will help to find out the method of treatment. The options are as follows:
Hair loss began at age 20 and gradually reached the 4th degree of alopecia, during the last 5 years, hair loss has weakened. In this case, we already determined that the rate of hair loss is very low (it should be borne in mind that the process of loss continues throughout the life of a person).
In terms of surgery, this is the most suitable group of patients.
If the donor zone allows, you can make a very effective hair transplant, which will provide a person with hair for the rest of life and will not require a second transplant.
Even if hair loss continues, open areas will not create discomfort for the patient.
20 Years Old Hair Transplant
Hair loss began 3 years ago. The speed of hair loss increased, and hair loss reached the third degree.
This group of patients is most difficult to persuade to wait with a transplant. As the fallout process continues, we do not recommend hair transplantation.
We recommend that patients wait for a decrease in the rate of hair loss when it is already possible to begin the transplant planning.
In such cases, we try to extend the waiting period with different treatment methods and begin evaluation for a transplant after 30 years.
There are two options for the development of this scenario. The patient listens to our recommendations, applies the treatment and waits for 5-6 years. After 30 years, bald areas become noticeable, and you can already think about the transplant.
In another case, the patient insists on hair transplantation.
Such patients are extremely unhappy with the process of hair loss, and even knowing that after the transplantation the loss will continue, they still go for a hair transplant.
If such patients insist on hair transplantation, then, by evaluating the donor zone for the 2nd and 3rd transplant in the future, we perform the first hair transplant.
60 Years Old Man Hair Transplant
Age 55. Hair loss began after 35, the rate of prolapse decreased to a minimum for several years, and baldness reached the 4th degree.
Hair at the back of the head in the donor zone lost its quality and thickness with age.
Planning is very important in this case since there is only one possibility, one chance for a transplant.
Here we must pay attention to the fact that the donor zone should not be used to the maximum.
Therefore, it is necessary to explain to the patient that the entire open area will not turn out to be ideally covered with hair and achieve the same type of hair as in youth.