A common question we hear is when is the right time to take action against hair loss. The quick answer is to act when you first see signs of hair loss, but when treating hair loss it’s most important to consider the long-term effects of the treatment option. Let us explain. If an 18 year-old man comes to us with excessive shedding and the beginning of a receding hairline, a surgical transplant is not the best option for him. Until his hair loss pattern is defined it’s not possible to correctly design the frontal hairline or know how far the hair loss will come down on the sides and crown area.
So what are the options for this young man? In most cases, we would recommend a treatment combination of Minoxidil and low-level laser. For an 18 year-old, our goal would be to stop or slow down the hair loss. Young men in the early stages of hair loss have the best chance of seeing positive results with consistent and daily treatment. A reasonable goal would be to get their hair density back to where it was two years ago.
The results we see every day at Christoffels Hair Restoration prove the importance of starting treatment early. The earlier we start the treatment against D.H.T., the better we can control hair shedding.
Watch for the follow up story of Terry’s successful treatment.