This may sound like a weird question and it might not really happen. If an individual is 29 years old and is on propecia losing hair at a slow rate initially, and then all of a sudden starts to lose it a rapid rate, and then goes back to losing it a slow rate what is the cut off age for you to perform surgery? I ask this questions because I am in a similar situation and I feel that my hair loss at a slower rate is preventing me from getting a surgery right now. I have minor thinning in the front which is noticeable in certain lighting, but still enough to cover it up for the time being.
I am afraid if I get surgery done right now, the shock loss will for sure kill those hairs I have in the front. And if I am losing hair at a slower rate it will be hard to determine when I will reach my final hair loss pattern, so by me getting a surgery will be pointless because I will always be losing hair, albeit it a slower rate. Please help!
If you want to have a hair transplant, taking Propecia (finasteride) in advance and through the process beyond 8 months, should reasonably be expected to prevent shock loss from the transplant. This has been my experience. Hair loss is progressive, and taking this medication should halt or slow your continued loss so that you’re not just chasing your loss with transplants.
As for your surgical candidacy, that is up to your doctor to determine. You’re not disqualified from surgery at 29 years old, though.