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Can you be too young for a hair transplant?

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There really is no magic age at which a hair transplant can look more natural or become more effective. The truth however is that there are some risks that are associated with getting a hair transplant too early in life.

Many individuals find themselves balding in their early 20s and they are interested in getting an extremely quick and simple resolution. Minimizing the signs of balding in the early 20s however can be difficult even with a hair transplant and people that opt for the surgery this early in life often don't think of the way their hairline may evolve or the scars that they might incur as they get older.

Surgeons have an ethical responsibility and a duty to guide patients through the various side effects and risks associated with a hair transplant. Anyone seeking a hair transplant under the age of 25 is generally experiencing hair loss as a result of a progressive condition. This can make the process of actually receiving donor hair that's going to be permanent extremely difficult. Receiving a hair transplant very early could also mean that they hairline will change through extensive hair loss as a person hits their early 30s.

People that opt to receive a hair transplant early in their 20s can often look great for a few years with a low and straight hairline. After just one or two years however this hairline can start to begin looking very unnatural. In the worst-case scenario within 5 to 10 years transplanted hairlines can even begin to fall out completely which completely negates the surgery anyway.

It's commonly agreed upon from hair transplant doctors that most transplant should take place after the age of 25. This can give a better projection of how hair loss is going to continue as well as an identification of the best hair follicles for transplant surgery.

Of course there will always be surgeons available to perform the surgery for patients under the age of 25 but keep in mind that the risks can be greater at this age and the results are far less predictable. Consider waiting until you are at least 25 or older before considering hair transplant surgery. 

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