When considering FUE in NJ, many people ask, how young is too young? That’s because, for men in particular, hair loss related to genetic, androgenic alopecia can begin as young as 20. Just because it starts early, does that mean early intervention is better? With many things in life, “nip it in the bud” is the right approach, but that thinking doesn’t translate well to hair transplantation, and we’ll explain why.
You Have Limited, DHT Resistant Hairs
Men experiencing male pattern baldness may fall somewhere on the Norwood scale range, starting with receding temples, and leading all the way to a fully bald top. However, even in extreme cases, there remains a strip of hair at the back and sides of the scalp. The remaining hair tends to stay more or less untouched over time. Those hairs are genetically programmed to resist falling out.
The problem with assessing patterns and progression of hair loss for a young man is that it’s difficult to guess where it will go. He may lose most of his hair or just a moderate amount. It may recede quickly, or slowly over a few decades. This unpredictable quality makes it tricky to plan hairlines and to strategize donor hair removal.
Another Common Question For Those Planning FUE In NJ Is, Will My Results Be Permanent?
The answer is yes, and, it depends. That’s because the technique used and the quality/longevity of donor hairs extracted for implantation affect how long they’ll last in their new scalp location.
An ideal patient has some receding and thinning, yet he has had it for several years, and the rate of fallout has slowed or stopped. His balding is predictable and clear areas of unchanged, robust hairs remain. These will carry “donor dominance” with them when transplanted to the new zone. They wouldn’t have fallen out due to pattern baldness, and they still won’t.