The minimum age for hair transplantation differs for each patient and depends on a number of factors. For patients with early onset androgenetic alopecia or with a family history of early onset or advanced androgenetic alopecia I may advise medical therapy first and delay a transplant until the mid 20s. This allows me to observe the rate of progression of hair loss over time.
It is more challenging to predict the rate of hair loss in very young men with a family history of advanced hair loss. However, it becomes easier to predict the likely patterns of future loss by age 25-30.
There is no maximum age for men or women to have a transplant provided the patient is in good health.
Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Vancouver office at 604.283.9299