When to Get a Hair Transplant? Now? Perhaps not. Perhaps yes.


It is not only where you get your hair transplant but when you get it. Now? Perhaps not. Perhaps yes.

When to Get a Hair Transplant

When to get a hair transplant varies from patient to patient. Usually, it is not recommended that a 20-year-old male get a hair transplant because their hair loss has not stabilized. Hair transplant is mainly recommended to over 30-year-old males who have a stabilized hair loss pattern. This means that they have been experiencing excessive hair loss for some years, and the balding zones on their scalps are visible. This also means that the hair loss is not as excessive as before.

So the best time to get a hair transplant surgery, is when your hair transplant surgeons confirms that you can get one. The first step is to visit a hair specialist when you start to observe the excess hair loss. Only at the consultation, you can know if your hair loss is the male pattern hair loss which is hereditary, and suitable for hair transplantation. Also, you can know when it is a good time to get your hair transplant: next week or a few years later.

Here, it is best to avoid going under surgery if your hair transplant specialist has not discussed your hair loss pattern with you. A good hair transplant surgeon will be ethical, and seek out the best for you. They will inform you about the conditions and when you should get your hair back. They will not rush to the surgery room if your hair loss is still at a high speed, and if you are very young. They will also do the required tests to see if your hair loss is permanent or not because hair transplantation works best when the hair loss is permanent.

And what time of the year?

The seasons do not have many direct impacts on your hair transplant results except in extreme cases. You know the climate of your city: if it will be too hot or too cold, too windy, or too dusty, too stormy when you are planning your hair transplant, it might be a good idea to postpone it to a milder time of the year. While you can resume your everyday life after surgery, it is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise, swimming in the pool or in the sea up to two-weeks after your hair transplant (you can perhaps do your holiday before, for instance in Turkey). One should also avoid direct sunlight as this might not be good for your scalp.

You can discuss these with your hair transplant surgeon, and take you leave at a suitable time.


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