Hair transplants have become a very popular hair restoration treatment over past years. It is clear to see that hair transplants have become something that people are more open to the idea of, as well as much happier to discuss. The number of celebrities getting hair transplants has grown quite a bit in the last few years.
Over the years we have seen a shift in our audience and found that many hair transplant enquiries we receive are from those of a younger age. Today we’re going to discuss hair transplants for the younger audience if they work, and, the perfect age to get a hair transplant.
In recent months we have seen men as young as 23, such as George Sampson, ex Britain’s Got Talent star publically discussing looking into hair transplant procedures. Sampson was experiencing hair loss due to alopecia, which was caused by stress and genetics. The hair loss made him feel uncomfortable until he finally decided it was time to consider permanent solutions such as hair transplants.
At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we have a lot of queries from men of a young age asking about their hair loss and if it is too early to start thinking about hair transplants. Due to the surge in interest from the younger market we thought it was important to discuss the pros and cons of getting a hair transplant at a young age.
At current, there are no age limitations about having a hair transplant. In some cases, we will not be able to perform a hair transplant if your hair loss is too severe, and in the same respect, if we do not believe your hair loss is bad enough, we won’t perform a hair transplant.
So although there are no age restrictions, at the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we like to consider your current hair loss rather than your age. When you are under the age of 30, hair loss can happen quite fast, this is due to the increased hormone levels in the blood stream. This can make it quite difficult to predict the pattern of your hair loss, making it hard to plan a hair transplant.
Once your hair loss begins to slow down it can be much easier to predict future hair loss and in turn, design a hair transplant that will last much longer.
Something we see a lot in our younger clients is them visiting the clinic for a consultation with what they believe to be a receding hairline when it’s actually just a maturing hairline.
A receding hairline is something that forms when you are suffering with male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss and at current, there is no cure for this. However, it can be treated with a hair transplant.
A maturing hairline differs, as this is a natural change that happens, as you get older. Just as your body changes, your hair can too – as you get older you’ll notice that your hairline can become slightly higher and the most obvious changes happen in the teenage years and the juvenile hairline will change from having slightly rounded edges and being quite low, to becoming slightly higher up and less defined.
A maturing hairline is completely normal and although you will notice your hairline getting slightly further back, this is not a receding hairline and you do not need to worry or consider a hair transplant.
As mentioned above, hair loss when you’re young can be quite rapid and unpredictable. When we plan our hair transplants we design them with future hair loss in mind, this way we can ensure we transplant enough hair around areas of the head where hair loss might happen in the future.
With hair loss in younger men being unpredictable we are not able to do this, and this can results in the hair transplant not looking as natural and even in a few years to come when you might have experienced more hair loss.