View Full Version : Is 18 Years Old Too Young For a Hair Transplant?

10-29-2008, 01:19 PM
Answered by Gregory Pistone, MD (http://www.iahrs.org/DisplayProfile.asp?ID=%C3%E2&sID=%A1%9A&sn=)
My son just turned 18 and he has had alopecia since he was ten, we had tried everything. Is he to young for a hair transplant? ~Lidia

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First, let me say that we would need many additional details to give an accurate answer to this question, so I will confine myself to an answer based on educated assumptions. The youngest patient I have ever seen with male pattern hair loss was 14. To have it at 10, prior to puberty, would be extremely unusual, if not impossible, so I am going to assume this is not the case. The most likely cause of hair loss at this age would be alopecia areata so I will confine my comments to this disorder. Read Full Post (http://hairloss.iahrs.org/hair-transplant/18-years-old-hair-transplant/) on The IAHRS Hair Transplant (http://hairloss.iahrs.org/) Info Center