There are numerous general answers when it comes to the optimal age for a hair transplant. Doctors typically recommend patients between the ages of 18 and 65 for hair operation, but hair transplantation is difficult to categorize. The hair loss pattern for some young patients under the age of 20 has yet to be defined. In rare situations, however, young people may already have obvious hair loss and can begin the process of hair restoration.
We regard the minimum legal age for having hair surgery to be 18 at the SuleHair clinic. The minimum age for a beard transplant, on the other hand, can be as high as 20 years old ( the beard keeps growing till mid-twenty).
The optimal hair transplant result is not tied to set age, but rather to specific hereditary and physiological factors that can affect your hair restoration process, as explained in this article.
What is the Maximum Age for Hair Transplantation?
During their appointment, many people inquire about when they should have the surgery or what the optimal age is to undergo a hair restoration procedure. To answer these issues, we must first consider why people lose their hair.
What Causes Hair Loss?
People lose their hair for a variety of reasons. For example, an intense period of stress and lack of sleep can temporarily affect the strength of the hair, or a poor diet deficient in vitamins and minerals can slow the hair growth process.
However, genetic predisposition, such as androgenetic alopecia, is one of the most common reasons for diffuse hair loss in both men and women.
Dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, is the hormone that causes this inherited disease.
The DHI is a derivative of the male hormone that can cause hair follicle shrinkage. Other regions of the hair body may be affected by this hormone.
Hair transplantation should be tailored to the individual's needs. Men and women lose hair in various ways, necessitating implantation in different places of the head.
They can begin planning their hair restoration therapy once their hair loss pattern and cause have been recognized.
High amounts of stress have been shown to affect our bodies and cause hair loss and thinning. Fortunately, this is only a temporary side effect. In fact, hair growth will resume stronger than ever a few months after the level of stress has decreased.
If you have a high level of stress and anxiety on a regular basis, we recommend speaking with your doctor to get it under control.
Thyroid disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
Hair loss can be caused by certain medical illnesses and the medications recommended to treat them.
Patients with these issues should consult their doctors to see if they are candidates for hair transplantation.
Patients with chronic conditions including liver or kidney failure, as well as those who are undergoing chemotherapy, are not candidates for a hair operation.
Does Age Affect Hair Transplant Eligibility?
There isn't a precise age range at which your hair will last longer.
People sometimes decide to postpone hair transplant surgery because they believe their transplanted hair will fall out over time. This belief is incorrect, however, because hair transplant outcomes are permanent.
As a result, waiting years before deciding on a hair restoration treatment can reduce your chances of becoming eligible.
Your age has no bearing on the end outcome of a hair transplant. Nonetheless, as previously said, there are some factors that influence a person's candidacy for a hair transplant ( alopecia androgenic, lifestyle, other medical conditions).
Remember that a doctor's consultation is required to determine whether the patient is suitable for a hair transplant and the number of grafts that can be employed.
Is There Ever a Time When a Hair Transplant Isn't a Good Idea?
During the consultation, the doctor examines the patient's scalp to determine the extent of his or her baldness. The Hamilton-Norwood scale is a technique for assessing baldness patterns.
Each stage on the scale has a different number, with the highest being a 6-7 on the Norwood scale.
People don't often understand that losing a lot of hair and having a bad donor area can make them unsuitable for a hair transplant. People who wait too long and become entirely bald (even in their donor area) are ineligible for transplantation.
As a result, at the SuleHair clinic, we recommend commencing your hair restoration treatment as soon as your hair loss begins (Norwood 3).