I’m 31 years old. Last year people really started to notice my hair loss… I recently discovered FUE. I expect my hairline to further recede as I age. What age should I wait to – if I should wait – to start to seriously consider FUE (or similar measures)?
Hair transplants come in two flavors (1) FUE where the surgeon uses a punch like instrument to remove single follicular units ‘one at a time’ ( https://baldingblog.com/class-23-patient-just-5-days-after-fue-procedure-with-photos/ ), this is the surgery I pioneered worldwide, and (2) the strip surgery (often called FUT) where the surgeon removes a strip of scalp and they sews it closed. Both cause scarring, the FUE causes very small punctate scars and the strip surgery causes linear scars (usually just a fine line but sometimes these will stretch). You should ask yuour surgeon to allow you to meet some of their patients (we hold open house events monthly where former patients come in to discuss their experience and show off their work). At 31, you can do either type of hair transplant, just find a good surgeon. We offer Reddit readers 5% off plus we offer travel reimbursement programs for out-of-town patients.