I am 20 years old and very nervous about losing my hair. Since about my senior year in highschool ive seen the front of my hair line recide. This is a very stressfull and private thing for me so I only talk to my family members about it. When I ask if it looks like im going bald the answer is always no. But my hair line from my senior pictures to now has deffinately changed. Its seems to be going back on the sides, right above the eyebrow.(im sure you know what im talking about. So I do have a couple of questions.
- Am I to young to get a hair transplant?
- How much hair do I have to lose to actually be able to get one. Im always reading different sites and all kids my ages ask almost hte same questions but everyone always says wait till you go more bald… Well I dont want to wait, I want to prevent it before it starts. I dont want any sign of thining hair or a reciding hairline. Its like my petpeve.
- Do hair transplants look like real hair, or can you tell the difference? Ive seen about 2 people in person that got them done..and one person It was pathetic he had like 3 strands of hair growing out of one section. Then about a 1/4 inch space and then more hair. If I get a transplant I want it to look so real that even I cant tell it was doen.
Also I was reading a question that someone posted on your site. And I read an answer by some John Doe. He said that there were scars from his transplant. This is the first time that ive ever heard anyhting about scars. Can you tell me more about that?
You have many questions, all good ones, but not easy to answer without writing a book. I actually wrote a book, The Patient’s Guide to Hair Restoration, which you can get by clicking here. The entire book is available in PDF format, but you can also order a complimentary print copy complete with photos at the Request Additional Info page. Many of these questions will be answered by the book or even in the previous blog questions from other young men about your age. No matter what I tell you, you must have a visit with a competent, caring doctor. Although I have performed hair transplants on patients as young as 18 years old, it is not my usual case, but before I would do this, I would want to know what is happening to you. Make an appointment with a good doctor who specializes in hair loss treatments. Dr. Robert Bernstein in New York is such a doctor, if you can handle the 5 hour drive to visit him. He is at (201) 585-1115.