Source: NY Post: “Teenagers are fighting the “recession.”
The battle against baldness is sprouting to new heights as boys as young as 16 flock to surgeons for hair transplants, doctors and patients told The Post.
These young men have a high return rate for their hair when put on Propecia. Propecia is an elective medication and like all drugs, it has it’s side effects. The side effects are well publicized in the Internet balding forums and hotly debated. The reality is that Propecia works and the side effect only affects 1 to 2 % of men.
Doing a hair transplant commits a young man for a life time of hair transplants without giving him the opportunity to reverse or stabilize the hair loss. Doing surgery at an early stage can often accelerate the genetic balding in young men. The overall profession does not look kindly on hair transplant surgeries on teenagers. The only exception may be if the teenager is completely bald (Norwood 6/7) and understand the full implication and limitation of a hair transplant surgery.