Thinking about a hair transplant at 19... - BaldTruthTalk.com
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2

    Default Thinking about a hair transplant at 19...

    First I would like to say that Ive been a frequent visitor to this site for the past year and a half, put I've just been reading everything and not contributing. I started losing my hair at age 16 hard and fast, and it progressed to the point of a nw3 within a year and a half. But since then Ive been on minoxidil for 2 years and propecia for almost a year now.
    My hairline has stabilized, and I feel like I havent lost hair over the past 1-2 years. Now Im at the point of reclaiming lost ground, so I was thinking about a hair transplant to fill some of the loss. I am now 19 years old about to go to college in a couple weeks.
    So my real question is what are your recommendations? Is 19 too young when my hair loss has stabilized? I really don't want to make a fool hardy decision... Any and all input would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Posts
    12

    Default

    College is a big step. Especially if you're moving away from home, making new friends, fitting in, dealing with harder classes, etc. etc. First, your progress with the DHT inhibitors is fantastic; as of right now, it sounds as though you've "stabilized."

    With that being said, I would wait until you make it through your first semester (or two to be "safe") away at the stressful world of college. If your [lack of] hair loss persists, then I might consider a procedure.

    But if you do undergo the procedure, do not discontinue use of the DHT blocker, or you will most definitely have a hole in your pocket in the tune of a few thousand dollars.

    But either way, just understand that it is a dice roll regardless of how you approach it (and regardless of what your surgeon says).

  3. #3
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    939

    Default

    If you have stabilized your hair loss consider yourself lucky and do your best to accept your current situation. You can always revisit having a hair transplant sometime in the future, but you are way too young and if for some reason things donít work out as planned, your level of anxiety will be much worse then it probably is right now.

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    2

    Default

    Just wanted to inform the community that I went ahead with the hair transplant with Dr. Arocha. He transplanted around 2000 grafts this afternoon, and it was a very good procedure. The only downside I'd say to the transplant was the immense pain afterwards once the anesthesia wore off, because I had no vicaden to work with after the surgery, so there was about 50 minutes of excruciating pain in there. its about 6 hours post op now though and I dont feel the pain at all.

Similar Threads

  1. New guy thinking of going to India for hair transplant.
    By Red20 in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 01-25-2016, 02:30 AM
  2. Thinking for hair replacement help plz
    By Wanthair in forum Non Surgical Hair Replacement
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-18-2010, 08:03 AM
  3. 21 and losing hair. Thinking about HT
    By Thebaldone1 in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-06-2010, 04:23 AM
  4. Thinking about hair transplant
    By toscanijoe in forum Hair Transplant: Start Your Own Topic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-28-2009, 06:49 PM
  5. Thinking about a transplant
    By Kevin in forum Introduce Yourself & Share Your Story
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 01-04-2009, 01:54 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

» IAHRS

hair transplant surgeons

» The Bald Truth

» Recent Threads

Hairline result at 33 months by Dr. Lindsey
Today 06:31 AM
Last Post By Dr. Lindsey
Today 06:31 AM
Man Weave?
Today 03:55 AM
by ag00
Last Post By ag00
Today 03:55 AM
Is this balding?
Yesterday 11:45 PM
Last Post By randomness22YT
Yesterday 11:45 PM
20 and possibly receding/maturing?
Yesterday 10:15 PM
Last Post By Godawgs1999
Yesterday 10:15 PM
Where to Buy Minoxidil in UK?
Yesterday 06:23 PM
Last Post By mishills
Yesterday 06:23 PM
Is this a cowlick or early hair loss?
Yesterday 01:51 PM
Last Post By mrclean
Yesterday 06:05 PM