Snippet from the article:
One of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons is calling for age restrictions on hair transplant surgery, after seeing an alarming rise in the number of teenage boys wanting to go under the knife.
Dr Bessam Farjo, co-founder of The Farjo Medical Centre and past President of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery, has seen a 23 per cent increase in enquiries coming from men aged 20 years or under over the past 12 months. Some of the enquiries the centre has received have come from the parents of boys as young as 16-years-old.
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I’m glad Dr. Farjo is speaking out about this. I get quite a few emails from teens asking for surgical advice, but you must understand that hair transplantation should not be an option until you’re an adult. It’s not like getting a nose job, where once it’s done, it’s done. Hair loss is progressive.
I’ll give you an example: You know how you can see those old, ugly hair plugs on some men that had surgery many years ago? They likely didn’t see those plugs of doll’s hair at the time, but as the hair loss progressed around the plugs, those very plugs that were adding fullness to their hair eventually became the focal point of their scalp. Granted, today’s techniques are different in terms of appearance, but my point is that your hair loss will likely progress to some extent and you don’t want that touch-up work that you had at an early age be the only thing you have on your head as an adult. This is exactly why I mention the need for a Master Plan. Think long term!