Hair Loss Advice

When do I need to make an appointment?

By Alex

When you start to notice your hair thinning it can be a little bit of a worry. However, it doesn’t always mean it’s the end of the road for your hair. Your hair won’t fall out overnight and it doesn’t mean you need to book an appointment for a hair transplant right away.

Can I get my transplant at any age?

You can begin to lose your hair at any age, and this can be for a number of different reasons. We do receive a lot of questions from people aged between 18-29 who have started to notice their hair slightly receding at the front.

In some cases this could be a maturing hairline, which is completely normal and is not anything to worry about. A hair transplant isn’t always necessary and if we believe you’re too young and you don’t actually need a hair transplant we are honest and advise you not to opt for the procedure just yet.

There is no perfect age to get a hair transplant, but in some cases, it might be a bit soon and you might be a bit young. If we believe that your hair loss is not severe enough we will tell you and advise you to assess your hair loss and return to us in the future.

Maturing hairline or receding hairline?

As mentioned above, when you first start to notice hair loss you could be as young as 18 and notice, what you think is a receding hairline. In some cases, this isn’t the case and you’ve actually got a maturing hairline, which is completely normal and nothing to worry about.

A maturing hairline happens, as you get older, you’ll notice your hairline changing just like the rest of your body. Your hairline will begin to mature and become slightly higher.

Generally, the most obvious change of the hairline happens during teenage years. Your juvenile hairline, which has slightly rounded edges because less defined and slightly higher.

A receding hairline differs as it begins to show a distinct V-shape around your hairline. This is much more prominent than a maturing hairline. This could, however, lead to male pattern baldness, which usually displays signs of hair loss such as a thinning crown and a receding hairline.

If you believe you have a receding hairline or a maturing hairline it could be time to book yourself a no obligation consultation to see if we think you’re ready for a hair transplant.

Am I really thinning or am I paranoid?

Some people believe their hair is thinning when they actually have nothing to worry about. Other people, however, will not notice that their hair is thinning. Hair thinning is a gradual process and sometimes the symptoms can go unnoticed for quite some time.

Everyone’s hair will fall out, every day. It is part of our natural hair growth cycle. It is considered normal to lose around 100 hairs per day. This does sound like a lot of hair to lose each day, but that is based on the average head of hair that has around 100,000 hair follicles that are constantly growing.

We know you won’t be able to count every single hair that you lose on a daily basis, but you know what’s normal. If you think you’re losing larger amounts of hair on a daily basis your hair could be thinning. Alternately. If you notice there are thinning or balding spots it could be time to book a consultation with us, where we can look into your hair loss and let you know if it is time to book in for a treatment.

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