Dr. Alan J. Bauman is the Founder, Medical Director and Chief Surgeon of the Bauman Medical Group, P.A. located in Wharfside at Boca Pointe in Boca Raton, Florida. His practice is dedicated exclusively to treating male and female pattern hair loss. Dr. Bauman uses state-of-the-art medical and surgical techniques to help his patients maintain and/or restore their scalp hair.
Hairloss in ny.
Early hair loss
Hi Dr. Bauman,
I am an 18 year old male who has been dealing with a receding hairline since about 16/17 and I am at about a Norwood 2 right now with all the hair loss in the front of the head. I\'ve been on propecia for about a year now and was using Rogaine for about 2 years and I have not noticed significant results using either. I am now very interested in getting a transplant to and enjoy my youth while it lasts. My brother who is 25 and is now at a Norwood 3A so I sort of where I will be in a few years if I don\'t take action now. What would you recommend me to do as far as the next step and what would I be getting into if I got a hair transplant now? I highly appreciate any feedback you can give, Thank you.
Thank you for your email. I can certainly appreciate how dealing with hair loss at an early age can affect someone. When working with patients under the age of 25, you will find that Hair Restoration Physicians are typically very conservative. Because your hair loss started at an early age and may continue to progress, 'jumping' into a hair transplant procedure may not be the best option. When I evaluate patients for hair transplant procedures (regardless of age) I take into account all the factors: age, hair loss status, compliance with medications and other treatments (propecia/minox/laser therapy) and whether the patient has realistic and attainable short-term and long-term goals.
The use of Propecia/Minoxidil at your age should really be viewed as a preventative therapy. So when you say you're not 'seeing results,' I wonder what specifically you are expecting to see. Remember Propecia is simply designed to stop the progression of hair loss. Do not stop your current regimen of minoxidil and propecia. There is always time to transplant later on, but there's NO time to stop the progression of hair loss. One of the risks of having a hair transplant 'too early' is the restoration of a hairline that simply doesn't look natural as you age--there are many factors involved. If you would like me to help determine if you would be a candidate for a procedure now or in the future, please contact me via email at email@example.com or through the consultation form on my website www.baumanmedical.com
I look forward to helping you.
Alan J. Bauman MD
Certified, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery
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