When Should Hair Transplant Be Considered For Thinning Area?February 19th, 2010
Q: At what level of thinning should the hair transplant be done?
A: A hair transplant should be considered in an area of thinning when:
- The area has not responded to medical therapy (finasteride 1mg a day orally and minoxidil 5% topically for one year).
- The thinning is significant enough that it can’t be disguised with simple grooming (i.e. is a cosmetic problem even when the hair is combed well).
Other factors that are important include:
- the age of the patient
- the donor supply
- whether the thinning is in the front of the scalp or in the crown
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Topic: Hair Transplant
Tags: Age for Hair Transplant, Crown, Donor Hair, Front of Scalp, Hair Thinning, Hair Transplant, Propecia (Finasteride), Rogaine (Minoxidil) Posted by Robert M. Bernstein M.D. on February 19th, 2010 at 4:24 pm
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