Hair thinning and hair loss can happen at almost any age. In fact, many of the patients we see for hair restoration treatment start thinning in their 20s. If you’ve already noticed signs of hair loss, you may be contemplating getting a follicle transplant. We’ll review the best age for hair transplants, as well as treatments you may consider before getting a follicle graft.
Treatments to Try Before Getting a Hair Transplant
Hair transplant procedures relocate follicles from one part of your body to your head to fill in balding spots. They can be beneficial if you have complete baldness, but what if your existing follicles are just dormant? Before you complete an invasive procedure like a follicle graft, you may consider PRP treatment for hair restoration.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) uses your body’s own cells to revive unproductive hair follicles. It will not help with complete bald spots, but it can help maximize production for your remaining follicles. If you need a hair transplant to fill in bald spots, PRP can maximize output after the transplant. This is a cutting-edge technique that can help you thicken your natural hair.
Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine offers PRP hair treatments. We assess each candidate individually to determine if PRP is right for their goals. Contact us at (248) 216-1008 to schedule your consultation.
Minimum Age to Get a Hair Transplant
There are many factors that impact the success of a hair follicle transplant. These factors will vary from one person to the next, which may affect the age of treatment. Most follicle transplant providers will not recommend a transplant before the age of 25-30. However, there may be health concerns that alter the timeline. Talk to your transplant specialist to get a personalized care plan.
What Is the Best Age for a Hair Transplant?
If PRP is not an option for you or you’ve already experienced a loss of hair follicles, you may want to pursue a transplant as soon as possible. This gives your body a better opportunity to heal after the transplant and may boost your results.
The best age for you to get a hair transplant may be completely different than someone else. Explore your options and decide if a transplant really is the best option for you. Feel free to talk to the hair restoration experts at Michigan Center For Regenerative Medicine to learn more about how to correct thinning hair without a transplant.