Q: At what level of thinning should the hair transplant be done? — V.K., London, UK
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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