Jatin Kumar: Hi Dr, when should a patient of hair loss start thinking of hair transplant?
Timing your hair transplant is imperative for everyone be it a young or a mature person. For determining a good time for hair transplant surgery, it is vital to estimate the patient’s hair loss pattern especially if a patient is in early 20’s because in a young age it is difficult to ascertain the eventual pattern of hair loss before the hair transplant is done. Once hairs are transplanted, it will not fall out but the native hair will continue to fall. We understand that hair loss at any age is difficult to ignore as it causes distress and discomfort, but it is recommended to wait a few more years to ascertain what stage of hair loss you are likely to be at in the future. This can be judged on the basis of your family genetics and your current hair loss pattern. Also, waiting for the right time enhances the chances for your hairline to stabilize before you undergo a surgery.
A recommendation for determining the exact situation will be to consult an experienced hair transplant surgeon who can provide an appropriate action plan or temporary method to deal with current situation as getting a hair transplant too early will almost guarantee the need for a second surgery later on.