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Hair Loss & Age

Hair Loss and Age

When you come from a family with hair loss, you’re on high alert for signs of thinning or balding from an early age. And when you first start to see thinning at the temples or a receding hairline, it can be incredibly frustrating, even if the hair loss was expected and anticipated. 

The best treatments for hair loss in Michigan depend on a variety of factors including your age, the extent of your hair loss, and your preferences. By working with an experienced hair loss treatment center from the earliest signs of hair loss, you can maintain a natural-looking hairline whatever your age. Whether you’re in your 20s or your 60s, the board-certified plastic surgeon and experienced team of hair transplant technicians at Balance Hair Restoration will guide you to effective treatments for hair loss. We’ll work with you and your dermatologist at every age and stage of hair loss to ensure you always look your best and feel confident. 

Hair loss can be upsetting at any age, explore solutions for your situation at a consultation with Dr. Pramit Malhotra, a double board-certified plastic surgeon and hair restoration expert. Call Balance Hair Restoration at (734) 913-5100 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation with us. 

What Age Does Hair Loss Begin?

Hair loss can happen at any age. Some men start seeing early hair loss in their teens while others maintain a full head of hair into their 40s or beyond. Your genetics, medications, nutrition, stress, and hormone levels may impact the age you start losing hair and what age you should consider hair restoration treatments like FUE hair transplantation or medical treatments for hair loss.

Hair Loss Through the Years: Common Patterns of Male Hair Loss at Every Age

Hair loss looks different for every person. Whatever your age, Balance Hair Restoration can help you maximize your hair through innovative surgical and non-surgical treatments for hair loss in Ann Arbor.

Male pattern baldness and hair loss can begin in the teen years. Hormonal levels fluctuate extensively in the teens and these changing levels can impact your hair growth. Teens with hair loss are often very embarrassed by their hair thinning or balding and may experience teasing by their peers. When hair loss occurs in teens, it is typically during the later teen years and is often caused by a strong genetic predisposition to hair loss or medical conditions.

Early signs of male pattern baldness are common in the 20s, especially for men with a family history of balding or thinning. The earliest signs of male pattern baldness often begin around the temples with thinning. Hair loss may also occur at the crown of the head. During the 20s, hair loss patterns are still being established, so surgical treatments like hair transplant surgery are not recommended. Dr. Malhotra may recommend topical or oral medications and non-surgical treatments like PRP to reduce hair loss. 

By the 30s, approximately one-fourth of men will be displaying signs of hair loss. As you get older, male pattern baldness and other hair loss conditions in men become more common. Treatments for hair loss can be highly effective in men in their 30s and 40s as this is often the age when men receive their first hair transplant procedure.

As many as 50% of men in their 50s are experiencing signs of hair thinning and loss. Hair loss is very common at this age, but that doesn’t mean it is less distressing or bothersome. Many men turn to hair restoration in their 50s to maintain a youthful appearance after divorce or to maintain their competitive edge in the workplace. 

By the age of 60, most men will experience some form of hair loss. In men that started losing their hair early, this hair loss may be very advanced with complete balding at the crown and top of the head. Hair restoration can be very difficult at this age due to a lack of donor hair and extensive areas of balding, but treatment options are still available if you’re interested in hair restoration. 

Before and after FUE Hair Transplant top view
before and after FUE Hair Transplant top view

How Does Age Impact Female Hair Loss?

Age can impact female hair loss too. Hair loss becomes more common in women the older they get. Hair loss in females in their teens and 20s is not common, but over 40 it is very common. It is estimated that more than 50% of women will experience hair loss at some point during their lifetime. 

Pregnancy and menopause are two times in a woman’s life when hair loss becomes more common. Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy and menopause can lead to female pattern baldness and hair thinning. One of the earliest signs of female hair loss is a widening of the part. If you’re seeing signs of hair loss in women, visit your doctor. Treatments for hair loss are most effective the earlier they are started.

before and after female hair restoration front view

Hair Loss Solutions
Tailored To You

Balance Hair Restoration is the leading hair restoration center in Michigan. With advanced hair restoration techniques and a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Balance Hair Restoration has a reputation for creating some of the most natural-looking results in the state. Discover why men and women from across Michigan choose us for hair transplantation by scheduling a consultation.

Natural-Looking Aging After Hair Restoration Surgery

You’ll continue to age after hair restoration surgery. Creating a long-term plan for your hair restoration is important for ensuring that you age naturally and that your results continue to look great years after surgery. 

Dr. Malhotra is actively involved in each patient’s hair restoration process from the very first visit to our practice. He performs all consultations himself and works with each patient to establish a long-term plan. 

By actively planning for future hair loss before hair restoration surgery, we can create artistic hairlines that age naturally. And you’ll have a plan for future hair restoration needs from the beginning. We want our patients to be informed and in control of their hair loss from the very beginning. 

How Is Age-Related Hair Loss Treated?

Your age may impact the recommended treatments for your hair loss. We customize each patient’s treatment to ensure they receive quality care for their age and hair loss situation.

Medical treatments for hair loss are often used in younger patients. Dr. Malhotra may recommend medications like Propecia or Rogaine to stabilize hair loss in patients in their 20s until they are ready for more extensive hair restoration procedures. Medical treatments are also used after FUE hair transplantation to maintain and extend results.

Hair transplant surgery is typically performed for the first time on patients in their late 20s or 30s. A second or third hair transplant procedure may be needed later as future hair loss occurs. With our long-term plan, you’ll know what to expect at every stage of the hair restoration process. 

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What Age Should I Begin Treatment for Hair Loss?

Treatment for hair loss should begin at the earliest signs of hair loss. By the time noticeable hair loss occurs, up to 50% of your hair may already be gone. 

Hair transplant surgery isn’t performed before the age of 25 or 26. It takes time for hair loss patterns to fully establish so we can accurately determine which areas of the scalp to use for donor hair. If you come to Balance Hair Restoration before you’re in your late 20s, we will stabilize your hair loss with medications and monitor your hair loss until you’re ready for hair transplant surgery. 

Balance Hair Restoration – Helping Men and Women with Hair Loss at Any Age

Whatever your age, come to Balance Hair Restoration for expert medical advice and the latest treatments in hair restoration. We specialize in treating hair loss and thinning with advanced techniques in a compassionate and caring environment. Our team has more than 50 years of combined hair restoration experience.

If you’re seeking treatment for hair loss in Ann Arbor or the surrounding areas of Michigan, contact us to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Malhotra.

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