Thanks for the forum Dr. Rassmun, it has been very informative. I do a lot of research on the internet and it seems that people are all for hair translplants or they are all against them with many failure and nightmare stories. I saw something you wrote saying hair grows for 99% of translpants, but gaging from other sites it seems like 50,50. I was wondering if you could give me a ballpark number in your experience of people who are happy with their transplant to people who are not.
Anyways I am 24 and have pretty accelerated hair loss, but the back and sides of my hair is pretty strong and thick. Does the regrowth of transplanted hair in the mid 20s have a better look than transplanted hair later in life? Its seems the pictures Ive seen have led me to believe this, thank you for your time and keep up the good work.
Generally, delaying hair transplants just increases the suffering time for those individuals who are bothered by the balding process. Why delay a hair transplant when the young man needs and wants the youthful impact of a full head of hair? If you wait until you are 60 years old, then you will look older until the day you decide to be transplanted. A 25 year old may look 40, a 40 year old may look 50 or 60, and a balding 60 year old may look 80. A hairy 25 year old will look 25 and that is what most 25 year old people want. I have transplanted many 40, 50, and 60 year old men who look 10-20 years younger with hair.
Satisfaction rates in my practice are very high, not just because we are good surgeons and know what we are doing, but because we set expectations correctly, do not employ salesmen who get a commission for selling you what you may not really want or afford, and we give all of our patients access to previously transplant patients at our monthly open house events. Patient education is at the foundation of satisfied patients.