Hair transplantation: Is it an option for men under 25?

Hair loss in young men

Hair transplantation is not a good option for men in the late teens and early 20s. Progressive balding is highly likely and the key decision for any male with hair loss at this age is to stabilize or possibly improve the hair. Medical treatments supercede surgical treatments at this age. It is impossible to predict further balding at this age, impossible to really know where to place a hairline and impossible to really know how many donor hairs a particular man has. 

Advice for young men

There are two things any male should do if the have hair loss at 20:

  1. Stay away from a hair transplant. Hair transplants are only options (good options) once a male reaches the mid 20s
  2. Discuss medical options with an expert including finasteride, minoxidil, laser and PRP.

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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