Why Can’t I Have a Hair Transplant at 17 Years Old?
I’m a 16 and half year old guy. i started losing my hair since i was 13. (i was overweight and i used not to eat much) which affected me badly afterwards. i lost much hair, but i can say it has stopped. i went to several doctors and dermatologists they say that it’s hereditary (we have many bald men in our family. especially mom’s family).
it’s something that is bothering me all the time and makes me cry alot. i have nothing else to do but to undergo a hair transplant. i searched alot on the internet about that and i read a question on BaldingBlog.Com from another 16 year old guy facing the same problem of mine who wants a hair transplant too. but the doctor told him that he’s too young for a hair transplant.
My only question is … is it too risky for me to have a hair transplant ? or Why can’t i have a hair transplant at this age or at 17 ? … I think it’s the only way to get my hair back. because i’m tired of using Minoxidil and someproducts that won’t help me to get at least 90% of my hair back or something.
I’m really sorry for distrubance … but i feel hopeless about my hair.and Thanks in-advance.
Here are some basic questions you should answer before considering a hair transplant:
- What do you expect to get from a hair transplant?
- Do you really know what a hair transplant can and can not do?
- If you are receding or thinning, did you get your hair mapped out for miniaturization to determine if you are really balding?
- If so, are you being managed by a competent, caring doctor?
- Are you on medications?
- What is the Master Plan you (or even better, your doctor) has in mind for you?
At 17 years old, you can not know much about the subject if you think that a hair transplant will solve your problem. Hair loss at 17 is at the beginning of a lifelong process and you simply can not know what type of pattern you will develop until it shows with miniaturization and/or recession/balding. You really need to develop a Master Plan before you consider doing anything. Get a good local doctor to evaluate you and start to get smarter and more educated about this.
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