Im 23 and im a about 2 – 2A on the norwood scale (male pattern baldness on moms side, no balding on fathers). dark brown straight hair and my brother and cousins on my moms side all show signs of balding. I realize you are unable to make a proper evaluation of my hair characteristics with out photo’s and testing. But my question is this:
approximately what is the best, and all time worse case scenario on how much a hair transplant would cost me?
And I truly do realize it is hard for you to answer considering the circumstances so I will keep a very open mind on the subject. But there must be some rough numbers along with a brief description you could possibly throw at me to help get some idea on what a person like me should be expecting for the future. Thanks so much
Costs could range anywhere from $3000 to $10,000 on average depending on how much hair you need, but at this point you’re likely not to be a candidate. I couldn’t even begin to guess what an all time worst case scenario would be for you. If you’re worried about retaining your hair, I suppose the worst case would be that you develop alopecia universalis and lose all hair on your body, making hair transplantation impossible.
What you want to do is examine your scalp for miniaturization (here’s a handy guide to doing it yourself) and if it is present, you should try to prevent further loss by using medications. Surgery shouldn’t be the first solution you rush to, particularly as you are still young with very early hair loss. Finasteride (Propecia) is the drug of choice and requires a prescription by a doctor.