I’ve been losing my hair since i was 19 and now i’m 23. I’m pretty much at a strong norwood 3. I tried alot of things, but nothing has helped. My mom’s dad was bald and the rest of his family too. Basically don’t know what to do. I’ve read that i’m too young to get a transplant and have not made a move on it. Im also afraid to get one cause of the scars. I really don’t know what to do. It has pretty much ruined my life. I use to have girlfriends all the time now have not had one since 20. Pretty much so desperate i would sell my mustang just to pay for a transplant but i don’t know if i should if results don’t look real and if there is scars involved.
First, be careful with statements like “I would sell my mustang just to pay for a transplant,” because many unscrupulous people will take your money and sell you hair. Realistic expectations, reasonable predictions based upon a good solid examination of your hair and hair loss distribution with good microscopic examination of the scalp, a good doctor with great integrity and lots of good experience, and some comparative shopping will tell you much about what you can do. Read my book, available online in PDF format here, or get one sent to you free. Visit my offices if you are in California. Natural results with a hair transplant are not difficult to obtain, but first you must know where you stand and what your long term ‘Master Plan’ should be before you jump to a hair transplant.
I know that if you do not feel good about yourself, if you do not have the self-esteem you want, then having a normal life becomes more difficult. A hair transplant may or may not solve these problems. The main reason we generally discourage men of your age in getting a hair transplant is that (1) you may not be able to determine when the hair loss will stop, (2) you may not be mature enough to understand both the financial and social remifications of the transplant process, and (3) you may not be able to get the realistic expectations that fit with your hair metrics (hair density, contrast in colors, character of the hair, laxity of the scalp, etc..). In effect, will you have enough hair supply to follow your hair loss to meet your expectations? Get a good doctor and develop a Master Plan with him/her. Then and only then, can you deal with the decision of “Should I or shouldn’t I?”