Man in 20s had massive hair shed after a hair transplant (reader comments)

Well you should never have had a transplant that young especially with this much hair loss. Any good doctor would never do this because the potential for you to keep going bald is too high. In other words, you only have 6000-7000 transplantable grafts total. You may not have grafts to cover future loss later. The sad fact is the best age for a hair transplant is in the 30s. Now you may be faced with shaving your head and if you have fut, you will have a scar. It’s possible you can have scar revision if it’s bad. You can also have what’s basically a hair tattoo where they take a shaved head and place tiny dots to simulate hair follicles as well as hide the scar. You have other options but not everyone has the correct head or hair for a transplant.

I generally tell patients to get a HAIRCHECK test to find out what their pattern would be and to consider taking finasteride to prevent shock loss.  I suspect this man was too young, never had a HAIRCHECK test and was not taking finasteride to prevent shock loss. He paid a very hefty price for his decision to do a hair transplant without adequate research.

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