My mother who is 74 is experiencing hair loss. It’s in the range of your grade one that you show on your website. Anyway, she’s in wonderful health so we’ve ruled out any medical conditions that may cause hair loss. She was taking medication for her menopause (primpro) that she’s been off of for approx. 2 years now and isn’t taking any other medications that include hormones of any sort.
My question is..recently her and I went to a company here in Brea, California to see about transplants or any other methods of hair restoration. They told her that because of her age, the doctor wouldn’t even consider giving her transplants cause if the hair wouldn’t grow on the top of her head now naturally, it wouldn’t even if they did do the procedure. Is this true?
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Hair loss in women needs to be evaluated first, from a medical point of view. If the loss is recent, she may have an underlying medical problem (such as eczema, malnutrition, autoimmune disease, drug reactions, infections, many other problems too numerous to mention). Then she needs to have her hair mapped out for miniaturization so that a diagnosis is made. With all of that in hand, you need to then make decisions. Medical health issues must be addressed first, then the doctor who maps her scalp for miniaturization (often a good ethical hair transplant surgeon or dermatologist) can make a decision about hair transplants. From the little you are telling me, I would guess that hair transplants may not help her. Her age is not the issue, for I have transplanted people as old as 89, but the value of hair transplants must be weighed so that the total picture is the patient, lifestyle, health, etc. The value should not be determined by how much money the surgeon makes, but how much value she would get from doing a hair transplant.