Really informative website, love it. I just have a couple questions.
1. Just wanted to know how come there is a lack of hair transplant photos on the NHI website of patients 30 and under?
2. How many patients under the age of 30 that you have done surgeries on, either in the front or crown of the scalp, have to come back for more additional procedures to make it look thicker and fill in areas or because they are losing hair behind their transplanted hair?
Thank you kindly.
There are many photos on our NHI website, and I’m sure there are some younger patients in there. If there is a lack of these younger patients, it isn’t on purpose — we post the photos that our patients allow us to post, and many of the younger patients don’t wish to appear on our site.
Our average age for transplant patients is around 30 to 40s, but we have done surgery in men as young as 20 (who was a bald NW 6) to as old as 80. This becomes a one-on-one assessment comparing the risks of too early transplants with waiting too long. It’s not something that I can easily convey here in this post.
Men with frontal hairline loss often come to surgery earlier, because they are bothered by the man in the mirror. Younger men who are rapidly losing hair will likely benefit from finasteride (Propecia) over surgery in certain cases. It is not unusual for a young man under 30 with fine hair to have two procedures with us.