Baldness is associated with ageing, but it isn’t only older men who experience hair loss. In this blog, we address pattern baldness in younger men and ask whether hair transplant surgery is the right solution.
Pattern Baldness in Young Men
Pattern baldness, also known by the medical name androgenetic alopecia, is the most common hair loss condition. Approximately 50% of men develop this condition by the time they reach their 50s. However, it can start developing at a much earlier age and it is not unusual for men who are in their 20s to start showing signs of going bald on top. Some experts even believe that this type of hair loss will become even more prevalent in younger men as the genes that control it are passed down through generations.
Too Young for a Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant surgery is widely considered to be the best solution for pattern baldness because it offers permanent and natural-looking results. But is the procedure suitable for younger men or are there better alternatives available? The answer to this question isn’t a straightforward yes or no. Hair transplant surgery can work equally well for a man who is in his 20s or his 60s. However, the procedure isn’t the right choice for everyone. Suitability for this type of procedure is based on the availability of donor follicles as well as scalp health and potential for future hair loss.
For younger men who are experiencing hair loss but would prefer not to have surgery at this stage, there are several options available. The medicine minoxidil has long been the most popular and accessible option for male hair loss sufferers. It is available without a prescription and can stimulate hair regrowth when applied daily, with results developing within a few months. Another alternative, which is well suited to men who want a shaved hairstyle is Micro Scalp Pigmentation. This is a non-surgical treatment, which works to camouflage hair loss by creating the effect of short hair growth,
You can find out more about your options for hair restoration from the experts at Vinci Hair Clinic. Contact them now to book your free consultation and receive customised recommendations on what type of treatment will work best for your needs.