Que: I am 24 years old and started losing hair, when I was just 20. While people have suggested that I try Finasteride or Minoxidil, I am not too comfortable with the idea, because I am worried about the possible side effects. Will I be an ideal candidate for a hair transplant and if yes, how many grafts will I be needing?

Ans: Your age is such that there is a high chance that your hair loss has not yet stabilized. This means that you are bound to lose more hair in the days to come and that is why a hair transplant might not be the best idea for you. Because the pattern of your hair loss will not be clear for the next few years, medical management, in the form of topical medications, might be the most ideal solution for you.

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