Not every bald person is suitable for a transplant. There are people whose hair in the rear section of the scalp – is too sparse, and it is not worth it to them to perform a transplant. The ideal age for performing hair-transplantation is 25 and over, but there are instances where it is feasible to perform a transplant at age 22. In addition, one has to take into consideration that young men who go bald will continue to do so in decades to come, and therefore planning transplants for them will be different from that for the age group of 45 and over.
I performed a transplant on a 76 year old man who, in his words, “didn't want to die bald”, and the results were excellent. The results on an eighty-year old patient were also wonderful. The level of success is connected to the right choice of transplantation method, that is why the experIence and category of expertise of the doctor (dermatologist or plastic surgeon) is so very important. In the course of the last 5 – 10 years, we have been working according to the Follicular Units Method.
This method has proven itself to be superior to the old method of big implants (inferior results looking like a brush/doll's head.
Lately various institutes have been advertising hair-transplant treatment , but they don't reveal who the doctor is performing the transplant nor his expertise. Therefore it is recommended to check very carefully the expertise and specialisation of the performing doctor. Hair-transplants are not performed every day and a bad transplant in unprofessional hands can cause life-long harm, so for this reason it is essential to check thoroughly who the doctor is who will be performing the transplant.