Can I Get a Hair Transplant at 18 Years of Age

Group of teenager boys and girls

Teenage hair loss is an annoying condition. No one wants to lose hair but certainly it is a bigger pain when it is this early. This is most often because of androgenic alopecia though stress, smoking, lack of good nutrients in diet and sleep deprivation too can play a big part.

Inquiries for hair transplant from someone even as young as 18 are quite common. It is a time when a person is full of energy and wants to look good. Even though it can be done, it is a little tricky and there are a number of factors that need to be taken into account before making a call on whether or not a hair transplant surgery should be performed.

Amount of Hair LossAmount of Hair Loss

The amount of hair that have been lost is the first factor to consider. Some people may lose most of their hair by the end of their teens while others may be at an early stage of hair loss. If the hair loss is extensive, surgery may be a good idea.

expectationsFuture Hair Loss Expectation

The next factor to take into account is that what the expectation of hair loss in future is. It does not directly affect the current procedure but it can badly effect how a person will look a few years down the road with further hair loss. If the potential hair loss is going to be very obvious, it is a good idea to wait for some more time.

planningImportance of Planning

The availability of grafts is limited so the surgeon will have to plan very carefully. Future hair loss at this age cannot be ruled out in most cases. Therefore, the transplant should not only be planned considering current appearance but also to save grafts for potential future needs.

Good SurgeonNeed of Future Surgeries

It should also be considered whether or not more hair transplants may be needed in the future. If there is likely going to be a need, it is important that there is accommodation left for that. Holding on for a little longer to allow more hair loss so that multiple surgeries can be avoided too is a reasonable option.

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Written By: Dr. Cagatay Sezgin

Dr. Cagatay Sezgin is a celebrity hair transplant surgeon with over 20 years of experience in hair transplantation and restoration. He is the First Turkish Board Surgeon to become a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) and the Asian Association of Hair Transplant Surgeons (AAHRS). Moreover, he has the honor of becoming the first hair transplant surgeon in the world to perform hair, eyebrow, and beard transplantation all in one case and that too in a single session.

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