Home | News | Find a Doctor | Ask a Question | Free

Thinking about HT at the age of 25. Too early?


#1

hi guys…

i have diffuse thinning all over my crown area. I’m 25 years old and have been thinning since i was 18 or even earlier… I was wondering if I would be a candidate for a hair transplant and if there are some good surgons in germany. Otherwise I would also consider going abroad, i.e. if the dollar gets weak again it might even be cheaper. Also does the transplanted area need to be shaven? I would hate to have my head shaven.

hairman


#2

In terms of age, being older is always better for predicting loss. I would say that you are at a questionable age for it. 25yo men get HTs every day, but that does not prove it is a good idea.

(And talking to those men again when they’re 30yo does not prove much either. The hair loss problem isn’t going to stop worsening and you still have 60-70% of your life ahead of you.)

Much depends on the situation.

The people who defend young HTs often say things like “I’ve already lost most of my hair even though I’m young, so what’s the harm?” But that is flawed logic. If you’ve “already lost most of your hair,” how are you judging that? How is the end-point determined? There are NW#7s out there even if you haven’t seen one in your family yet. (And some of the NW#7s eventually get so bad that they probably should be called NW#8.)

Let’s say you are in your early 20s and you have already lost almost as much hair as your male relatives did at age 50-60. That does not automatically mean that most of your hair loss is over now. It may mean that you will continue to lose more hair for a long time, and eventually set a new family record for hair loss.

But even after saying all that, I also think there is a huge difference between age 20 and 30. LOTS of guys say that they lost A LOT of hair during this period in their lives. 20s are a decade that is very high in androgens, and I believe the late 20s are quite high in DHT in particular.

If you’re 25, you’ve already lost/losing a large amount of hair, and you’re serious about getting a HT? I vote to see if you can stand waiting until you’re 27-28 before you go under the knife. (It might take half a year just to schedule the procedure anyway.)


#3

» hi guys…
»
» i have diffuse thinning all over my crown area. I’m 25 years old and have
» been thinning since i was 18 or even earlier… I was wondering if I would
» be a candidate for a hair transplant and if there are some good surgons in
» germany. Otherwise I would also consider going abroad, i.e. if the dollar
» gets weak again it might even be cheaper. Also does the transplanted area
» need to be shaven? I would hate to have my head shaven.

Yes, most top surgeons will insist on shaving your head, this helps in getting the very best result. If you would like peoples opinions on if you are a good candidate or not you would have to post photos.

Go to a top surgeon and make a long term plan with your doctor to address the potential of future hairloss. Meds, is their a need for a 2nd procedure in the future, what is the coverage you can get from one procedure, how is your donor are…

With the megasessions being done today alot of area can be covered.


#4

» hi guys…
»
» i have diffuse thinning all over my crown area. I’m 25 years old and have
» been thinning since i was 18 or even earlier… I was wondering if I would
» be a candidate for a hair transplant and if there are some good surgons in
» germany. Otherwise I would also consider going abroad, i.e. if the dollar
» gets weak again it might even be cheaper. Also does the transplanted area
» need to be shaven? I would hate to have my head shaven.
»
» hairman

Same here,I don’t likke to have to explain to everyone why I shaved my head after taking a few days off from work and to answer questions about the scabs all over my head, this is the biggest concern I have. I figure if I am to do it I will have to pick a time when I can take at least 1 month off from work.I think that s the best way to do it.


#5

»
» Same here,I don’t like to have to explain to everyone why I shaved my
» head after taking a few days off from work and to answer questions about
» the scabs all over my head, this is the biggest concern I have. I figure if
» I am to do it I will have to pick a time when I can take at least 1 month
» off from work.I think that s the best way to do it.

Yeah, having my head shaved down was always what kept me from having a procedure done. It prolonged my decision for about a year.

Eventualy I determnined, me having a shaved head for a few weeks was not enough to keep me from jumping my hairloss hurdle.

Hairloss was really bothering me and effected me each and everyday. I am happy I was finally able to move forward.


#6

Eric is there a fee to have a consultation with Dr. Armani online or over the phone?


#7

» » hi guys…
» »
» » i have diffuse thinning all over my crown area. I’m 25 years old and
» have
» » been thinning since i was 18 or even earlier… I was wondering if I
» would
» » be a candidate for a hair transplant and if there are some good surgons
» in
» » germany. Otherwise I would also consider going abroad, i.e. if the
» dollar
» » gets weak again it might even be cheaper. Also does the transplanted
» area
» » need to be shaven? I would hate to have my head shaven.
» »
» » hairman
»
» Same here,I don’t likke to have to explain to everyone why I shaved my
» head after taking a few days off from work and to answer questions about
» the scabs all over my head, this is the biggest concern I have. I figure if
» I am to do it I will have to pick a time when I can take at least 1 month
» off from work.I think that s the best way to do it.

easy solution, gradually keep getting your hair cut down shorter and shorter every haircut until people get used to seeing you with it buzzed. shave it before the procedure and take enough days off from work so that it gets back to the buzz height


#8

» hi guys…
»
» i have diffuse thinning all over my crown area. I’m 25 years old and have
» been thinning since i was 18 or even earlier… I was wondering if I would
» be a candidate for a hair transplant and if there are some good surgons in
» germany. Otherwise I would also consider going abroad, i.e. if the dollar
» gets weak again it might even be cheaper. Also does the transplanted area
» need to be shaven? I would hate to have my head shaven.
»
» hairman

I know Dr. Cole does this C2G which doesn’t require shaving but it’s probably more expensive.


#9

» hi guys…
»
» i have diffuse thinning all over my crown area. I’m 25 years old and have
» been thinning since i was 18 or even earlier… I was wondering if I would
» be a candidate for a hair transplant and if there are some good surgons in
» germany. Otherwise I would also consider going abroad, i.e. if the dollar
» gets weak again it might even be cheaper. Also does the transplanted area
» need to be shaven? I would hate to have my head shaven.
»
» hairman

hey guys,

firstly thanks so much on your advice and opinions… i don’t quite understand if only the donor area needs shaving (I wouldnt care so much about that) or if the recipient area needs shaving as well?

Does anyone know of a good HT surgeon in Germany? I guess I should have myself examined by a professional, of course bearing in mind that he is most probably out to make money off of me.

thanks again guys,
hairman2

p.s. i will try to get some pictures uploaded tomorrow.


#10

» firstly thanks so much on your advice and opinions… i don’t quite
» understand if only the donor area needs shaving (I wouldnt care so much
» about that) or if the recipient area needs shaving as well?
»
» Does anyone know of a good HT surgeon in Germany? I guess I should have
» myself examined by a professional, of course bearing in mind that he is
» most probably out to make money off of me.
»
» thanks again guys,
» hairman2
»
» p.s. i will try to get some pictures uploaded tomorrow.

As for as I know, for most doctors, they do prefer shaving both the donor site and the recipient site. It makes it a lot easier for the whole process. There are, however, exceptions as John correctly pointed out, eg: Dr. Cole does give his patient the option of not having to shave.

Email me some pictures (hairsite@aol.com) or simply upload them to the forum. I can get different doctors to review your case and see if you are a good candidate.

25 is still a bit young for hair transplant. Whether you are to proceed with a hair transplant or not, be sure to look into treatments such as Propecia/Dutasteride and topical minoxidil etc.


#11

» » firstly thanks so much on your advice and opinions… i don’t quite
» » understand if only the donor area needs shaving (I wouldnt care so much
» » about that) or if the recipient area needs shaving as well?
» »
» » Does anyone know of a good HT surgeon in Germany? I guess I should have
» » myself examined by a professional, of course bearing in mind that he is
» » most probably out to make money off of me.
» »
» » thanks again guys,
» » hairman2
» »
» » p.s. i will try to get some pictures uploaded tomorrow.
»
» As for as I know, for most doctors, they do prefer shaving both the donor
» site and the recipient site. It makes it a lot easier for the whole
» process. There are, however, exceptions as John correctly pointed out, eg:
» Dr. Cole does give his patient the option of not having to shave.
»
» Email me some pictures (hairsite@aol.com) or simply upload them to the
» forum. I can get different doctors to review your case and see if you are a
» good candidate.
»
» 25 is still a bit young for hair transplant. Whether you are to proceed
» with a hair transplant or not, be sure to look into treatments such as
» Propecia/Dutasteride and topical minoxidil etc.

if you want to do it in germany, then go to hattingen. they are the only good ones in germany.


#12

»
» Does anyone know of a good HT surgeon in Germany?

Best advice anyone can give you is not to limited who your doctor is by location. Choose your doctor by the results you like best. You are paying good money for your procedure, traveling is a small price to pay to get a result you will be happy with for the rest of your life.


#13

First things first, get on meds!!! If you start meds and they have no effect on you, then you should re-evaluate if a HT is right for you based on the extent of hairloss in your immediate family. Go see a doctor…

Most likely you will respond to meds, but make sure you know for sure first. I was on meds for almost 3 years before diving into an HT. For a few they don’t work at all, for many they just slow down the process, and for some lucky people it completely stops hairloss. Just know where you are on the scale…

After you get yourself on meds, and you know where you stand, then you can begin thinking about doctors. Don’t limit yourself to someone that is close to you, believe me, spend the extra money on a plan ticket and go see the best…


#14

Hey SDS,

Just wondering how your results are coming along? It looks like you last posted in October, and now you’re at 13 months. How are things, are you happy with the end result? Can we see pics? Thanks!

» First things first, get on meds!!! If you start meds and they have no
» effect on you, then you should re-evaluate if a HT is right for you based
» on the extent of hairloss in your immediate family. Go see a doctor…
»
» Most likely you will respond to meds, but make sure you know for sure
» first. I was on meds for almost 3 years before diving into an HT. For a
» few they don’t work at all, for many they just slow down the process, and
» for some lucky people it completely stops hairloss. Just know where you
» are on the scale…
»
» After you get yourself on meds, and you know where you stand, then you can
» begin thinking about doctors. Don’t limit yourself to someone that is
» close to you, believe me, spend the extra money on a plan ticket and go see
» the best…


#15

» hi guys…
»
» i have diffuse thinning all over my crown area. I’m 25 years old and have
» been thinning since i was 18 or even earlier… I was wondering if I would
» be a candidate for a hair transplant and if there are some good surgons in
» germany. Otherwise I would also consider going abroad, i.e. if the dollar
» gets weak again it might even be cheaper. Also does the transplanted area
» need to be shaven? I would hate to have my head shaven.
»
» hairman

Hair Man 2,

We don’t have any knowledge of any experienced clinic in that region. You really need to buckle down and research the clinic which pleases you most. The problem with proceeding with a hair transplant is not being able to predict how much loss you can expect in the future. Further loss can be very difficult to correct as your hair loss progresses. You should definitely consult with at least two clinics and remember not to proceed with any aggressive hair transplant. The non-surgical method is the best way to go for you. At least you can reserve the idea of having hair transplant surgery at a later date and time.


#16

» » hi guys…
» »
» » i have diffuse thinning all over my crown area. I’m 25 years old and
» have
» » been thinning since i was 18 or even earlier… I was wondering if I
» would
» » be a candidate for a hair transplant and if there are some good surgons
» in
» » germany. Otherwise I would also consider going abroad, i.e. if the
» dollar
» » gets weak again it might even be cheaper. Also does the transplanted
» area
» » need to be shaven? I would hate to have my head shaven.
» »
» » hairman
»
» Hair Man 2,
»
»
» We don’t have any knowledge of any experienced clinic in that region. You
» really need to buckle down and research the clinic which pleases you most.
» The problem with proceeding with a hair transplant is not being able to
» predict how much loss you can expect in the future. Further loss can be
» very difficult to correct as your hair loss progresses. You should
» definitely consult with at least two clinics and remember not to proceed
» with any aggressive hair transplant. The non-surgical method is the best
» way to go for you. At least you can reserve the idea of having hair
» transplant surgery at a later date and time.
»

When you said non-surgical method, you are referring to a hairpiece, am i correct?


#17

» Eric is there a fee to have a consultation with Dr. Armani online or over
» the phone?

Steve78,

An online consultation is free and includes a personal evaluation from Dr. Armani including a gaft estimate and price quote.

http://www.alviarmanihairtransplant.com/schedulenow.html

There is a fee for an in person consultation that is put towards your procedure.