Does age matter? Yes it does, but at Ziering Medical it is not a hard, fast disqualifying factor. I mention this because yesterday I saw a one-year post operative patient of my colleague Dr. Calder who was a 23 year old young man that received over 3000 grafts in a single session. And let me just extend my applause to Dr. Calder for a fantastic job. He looked AWESOME. Yet he had told us that prior to coming to Ziering Medical he was told by other hair restoration practices that he was too young, and that he would have to wait until he was 25 years old at one practice and between 28 or 30 years old at another practice.
While 23 is on the younger end of the spectrum for a patient to have a hair restoration procedure, it doesn’t disqualify them. Just because you are young doesn’t mean that you should have to suffer with either your existing degree of hair loss, or even worse, further loss for another 5 or even 10 years before you can have a permanent solution. It just means that you have to have a good working relationship with your hair restoration surgeon, and together you must have an open and honest line of communication about what can and can’t be done.
The young patient has to realize that the hairline will in most cases not be lowered; in fact, it will probably be started behind the existing hairline that they already have. We at Ziering Medical have the forethought to predict the possibility of future loss and at all cost we protect the patient’s best interest with regards to their appearance for the next 30+ years.
And while not every 20-something patient will be a surgical candidate, we at Ziering Medical take a very patient-specific approach with each person and individualize the best possible treatment plan that will suit that particular patient- whether that be medical, surgical or both.
So if you are young and experiencing hair loss, please call Ziering Medical today for a consultation so that we can give you a thorough examination and help determine if you are indeed a surgical candidate- you will not be ruled out based on age alone.