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    film Dr. Marc Dauer - Young Hair Transplant Patients Be Warned!



    Spencer Kobren speaks with Los Angeles hair transplant surgeon, and IAHRS accepted member Dr. Marc Dauer about the very real long term consequences of performing aggressive hair transplantation on younger patients.

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    Everyone under the age of 30 should listen closely to what Dr. Dauer says in this video. Just because we CAN do something when we want to doesn't mean we should. We're moving hair, not making more hair so the law of supply and demand holds true, for now and in the future.

    Well said, Dr. Dauer!

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    Great video - raises a very common yet extremely important point.

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    It's true for patients who are NW3 at 25 for example.

    I was NW5 at 24 when I went for my hair transplant.

    And it was life changing, the best choice I've ever made.

    I got FUE with no visible scarring, chose a conservative NW2.5 and I can now enjoy a framed face.

    Even if I didn't have any other procedure, I would still look natural with a huge bald spot at the back of my head.

    You can only be young once. Yes, this choice was a leap of faith somehow, but I couldn't envision a decent life by cruising through my youth with a slick bald head.

    I think when it comes to hair loss, solutions are always a case by case scenario. You can't say: all men below the age of 25 shouldn't have a hair transplant!

    That didn't apply to my case. Just like you can't say: "All guys should just shave their heads and move on!" Which is the popular advice.

    One size fits all advices never work when it comes to hair loss.

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    Hey guys,

    NW2 case here (beginning to recede hairline and thinning of crown, but not noticeable to others yet) What would you recommend that I do as a solutiom??

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    HI Ian,

    The best thing to do is fight the issue by non-surgical means. Medical prevention is the only way to stop your loss as surgery only replaces what has been lost already. Once your medical options are exhausted then and only then should surgery be considered but if you maintain a NW2 status then by all means do not consider surgery at all.

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    I agree completely, if your a high Norwood and don't want to just shave it, what do you really have to lose?

    Do men really ever stop loosing there hair to MPB?

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    I feel like i'm the 'typical' person he's talking about... I'm 26, with NW2.5 - 3. But I feel like my hair loss is stabilised; I've been taking propecia for 3 years and from photo's I have not noticed any further loss, and a year ago I started nizoral and have had even more thickening and new hairs sprouting at the temples since... Is this considered stable enough for a minor hair transplant which will take me from NW2.5 -> NW2?

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    I am 26 and wanting a hair transplant just like the 'typical' young people he's talking about in this video, but I have been on fin + niz for 3 yrs and feel like I've stabilised. In fact I am still growing new hairs in... It is significantly above baseline. Would it still be realistic for me to consider a transplant to get from NW3 -> NW2

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTillman View Post
    Everyone under the age of 30 should listen closely to what Dr. Dauer says in this video. Just because we CAN do something when we want to doesn't mean we should. We're moving hair, not making more hair so the law of supply and demand holds true, for now and in the future.

    Well said, Dr. Dauer!
    It doesn't necessarily matter if you're under 30. What matters is your current state of hair loss, your future predictions of hair loss and your expectations. I had a hair transplant at 32 and it has devastated my life. Why? Because of exactly what this man is trying to clarify. I rapidly lost hair all around the grafts, leaving one area full of transplants and the rest of my head naturally balding. Hair transplants should rarely be used for "touch ups" in the case of men with male pattern baldness, because it is a temporary solution to a permanent and ongoing problem and often the trauma from such surgery can perpetuate the problem.

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