Hair transplant young patient

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Hair transplant surgery in young patients in Lahore Pakistan is generally not advised. One cannot predict if the donor area will be stable over time. If the donor area gets affected, then there may not be enough healthy grafts to transplant. The hair loss in early age can become extensive. With extensive baldness, more donor grafts will be required for the surgery; therefore, the coverage that would be possible with a hair restoration surgery would not be enough to satisfy a young person.

·         How young can a person get hair transplants?

The procedure involves the transplantation of follicles from an unaffected region of hormonal loss typically the back of the scalp to the bald area. As the follicles at the back of the head are generally permanent, they can be transplanted anywhere else on the head or on the body and the results will be permanent. In the insertion process, each graft will be placed individually. The requirement of number of grafts depends on the severity of hair loss and the individual’s facial characteristics, to create the natural look. The procedure can be carried out on anyone above the age of 18, but doctors advise not to have a surgery until the age of 25+.

·         Can I get a hair transplant at the age of 25?

There is no limit of age to get a hair restoration surgery, but an ideal candidate is between 25- 65 years of age. Patients younger than 25 years of age are still experiencing premature hair loss which might change once they grow older and patients older than 65 may not be left with enough healthy hairs to get treated.  At the age of 25, mostly the pattern is determined. So with surgeons’ consultation, the patient can get the surgery done.

·         Can you have a hair transplant at 21?

According to doctors, young men in their early 20s are not the best candidates for surgery. This is because the hair loss pattern and cause may not be determined yet. Getting a surgery at the age of 19, 20 or 21 might allow the patient to have improved frontal density in the early 20s but carries with it a huge risk of having an unnatural and undesirable look in the 30s, 40s and 50s. 

·         At what age can you have a hair restoration surgery?

When people start to lose hairs in the early stage of life, it becomes depressing and irritating. So, they want to get treatment. In these cases, an early surgery may sound a good option to get the precious locks back. But, young patients must understand that transplanted hair will remain constant, but baldness is a natural phenomenon which can weaken the strands with passing time. As the years will pass, they will lose more hairs and the mark to strip may become visible. This will give patients a fake and undesirable look and they may want to redo the transplant, for which they will have to pay again. If the baldness pattern remains the same for a long time, the donor follicles will not be able to retain a natural pattern of hair growth. That’s why; the early 20s is not considered as the best time to get a surgery. So the best time to get this treatment after 25 years of age.


Hair transplant surgery in young patients in Lahore Pakistan is not advised by many specialists due to unpredictable baldness in future. People always get confused if they are eligible or not. If at the early stage of life, your hairs start to shed off and affect your looks. It is better to try to treat them with medicines and over the counter drugs because hair may fall again at 40s or 50s after getting hair transplant in early 20s.