How Do You Recommend Treating Early Hair Loss?July 1st, 2005
Q: I am 27 years old and have a Class 3 degree of hair loss. Should I do a hair transplant or consider non-surgical methods of hair restoration?
A: At age 27 with early hair loss, you should consider non-surgical options first.
Propecia is the most important medication, but you need to be on it for one year at the full dose of 1mg a day to assess its benefits.
If you have done this and other parameters are OK for a hair transplant, such as adequate donor hair density and scalp laxity and you have little evidence that you will become extensively bald (i.e. no donor miniaturization and no family history of extensive baldness), then hair transplantation can be considered.Related Posts:
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Topic: Hair Loss
Tags: Donor Hair Density, Early Hair Loss, Extensive Baldness, Family History, Hair Loss Medication, Miniaturization, Non-surgical Options, Norwood Class 3 Hair Loss, Norwood Hair Loss Classification, Propecia (Finasteride), Scalp Laxity Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on July 1st, 2005 at 12:17 pm