Hair loss is unpredictable. Some people will find that their hairline will weaken at 20, and after that it will remain stable until 80. Others may have a thick head of hair up to 30 years old, and after another 5 years they will be completely bald. Due to this unpredictability, the doctor determines the best age for hair transplant for each patient individually.
At what age can hair transplant be done?
So, from a technical point of view, there is no age limit for the hair transplant procedure. Hair transplant may be required, for example, even for a child who has lost part of his hair after surgery, as a result of a burn, etc. Then hair transplant procedures can be performed starting from the age of seven. The lower age bracket for aesthetic procedures is mainly the age of majority, 18 years old. However, even at this age, the final boundaries of baldness have not yet been formed, so it may be too early to do a transplant to increase hair density.
As for the upper limit, there are also no age restrictions. Even 85-year-old patients are successful in hair transplantation. The main thing is to have excellent health and a sufficient amount of donor material.
In general, it can be noted that the average age of the clinic’s patients varies from 28 to 36 years. Doctors believe this is the best age for hair transplant.
- Firstly, because at this age there are still enough donor areas and hair transplantation will give positive results.
- Secondly, in patients about 30 years old and a little older, the transplanted follicles take root well, and the risk of complications after surgery is extremely low.
In addition, at this age, the recovery period passes easier and micro-incisions heal faster.