Hair Transplants – What’s the Ideal Age for Hair Transplant Surgery?

Hair Transplant Surgery in Dubai

Pattern baldness is a common condition among men and women, but it is more common in men. In the UK, at least two-thirds of total men face the issue of balding at some point in their lives. Balding can cause frustration and concern in men of any age. However, it is a highly concerning issue for men under 25. It can take a toll on their confidence and mental peace.

A receding hairline makes men look older than they are. Due to this, they face issues in job interviews and social gatherings. Ultimately, they are left with no other choice but to undergo hair transplant surgery in Dubai.

While hair transplants are a popular choice, many people are doubtful about the ideal age for hair transplant surgery. They are confused about what’s too young and what’s too old. We have tried to explain everything related to the ideal age for getting a hair transplant in this article. Keep reading to find out more about the right age to get a hair transplant.

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The Ideal Age for Getting a Hair Transplant

The hair restoration procedure is an invasive and surgical one. It involves harvesting hair follicles from a baldness-resistant area on the scalp – usually the backside. After harvesting enough follicles from the donor site, the surgeon transplants them into bald spots.

Hair follicles present at the backside of the scalp are baldness-resistant. So, when they are transplanted at any other point on the scalp, the results will also be permanent.

While a hair transplant can be performed on anyone above the age of 18, it is not always ideal. According to expert hair transplant surgeons, the patient must be 25 or above at the time of the procedure.

Now, a question may arise that why should one wait till 25 to get a hair transplant? We have answered it below.

Why should I get a Hair Transplant after turning 25?

The age limit for hair transplant surgery in Dubai is at least 25 years. There are several reasons for keeping this age as the minimum age limit for getting a hair transplant.

Some of the reasons are mentioned below:

  • Before the age of 25, the testosterone levels are not stable in the body. The main component responsible for male pattern baldness is DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Until we turn 25, DHT does not mature entirely. So, it’s better to wait till 25 to get a hair transplant.
  • To undergo a cosmetic procedure, the patient needs to give legal consent. The legal consenting age of a minor is 25 or older.
  • Healthy follicles are not infinite. Everyone has a limited number of healthy hair follicles that can be transplanted. So, if you get a transplant before 25, you will run out of follicles to be transplanted at 40.

Due to these reasons, experts recommend getting a hair transplant after the age of 25.

Am I too young or too old for a hair transplant?

While experts have been recommending patients to get a transplant after 25, it is not set in stone. It yields better results undoubtedly, but if planned strategically, patients can get a hair transplant before turning 25.

Hair loss is progressive, and a hair transplant will not completely stop it. Younger patients experience more hair loss after a transplant. However, an expert surgeon thoroughly studies the patient’s case and then plans accordingly. There is no such thing as too young or too old if you choose an expert professional. The results will vary according to age, but if a transplant is carried out properly, you won’t look bad.

It is better to get a hairline that ages well instead of the one that looks good for the time being. Younger patients lose more hair and will likely need another transplant by the age of 40; they need to save healthy hair follicles. So, an aggressive hairline is not at all beneficial for young patients.

Do younger patients get better results than older ones?

It is a general misconception. There is no guarantee that a young patient will have a successful hair transplant while an old patient won’t. However, to have a successful transplant, older patients must have great health. Moreover, they shouldn’t have any medical conditions, like diabetes, or unhealthy habits, like smoking. If they fulfil these requirements, they have an equal chance of a successful hair transplant.

Apart from the patient’s health, the surgeon’s expertise also matters a lot in this regard. If the surgeon is a professional who knows what he’s doing, he will perform better. On the other hand, the results of a transplant performed by an amateur will be substandard.

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Hair Transplant Surgery in Dubai

Hair restoration surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure. It is the most permanent solution to all your hair loss problems. Different factors influence the results of the treatment, and age is one of them. Most experts suggest that patients should get a hair transplant after turning 25. However, it is not mandatory. If an expert professional performs a hair transplant, he will plan according to the patient’s requirements and available healthy hair follicles. So, always choose an expert surgeon for hair transplants.

Hair Transplant Dubai Clinic has several top-rated and board-certified hair transplant surgeons on board. Schedule a FREE CONSULTATION SESSION to utilize their services. Please fill out the below-given form or give us a call. Our staff representatives will guide you further.


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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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