When to Consider Hair Restoration

Hair restoration is low maintenance and offers real benefits, including improving your appearance and boosting your confidence. Whether you’re dealing with thinning hair, a receding hairline, or balding, if you look in the mirror and are unsatisfied with the way you look, it’s worthwhile to consider hair restoration.

The team at Dallas Family Medical and Aesthetics is dedicated to helping you feel and function your best. For patients dealing with hair loss, a common question is when to consider hair restoration? The fact is everyone is different. There isn’t an ideal time that is perfect for everyone. However, there are some factors for you to consider when trying to decide if now is the right time for hair restoration.

Appropriate age for hair restoration

More than 65% of men experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 35. Many men who have hereditary male pattern baldness start to notice hair loss much sooner, sometimes before 21. If you experience hair loss in your 20s, it is likely to stabilize by 30. For this reason, hair restoration is usually unnecessary for men younger than 25.

By the time you’re 30, a hair restoration technician can get a good idea of your hair loss pattern. If you’re at the appropriate age, you may want to consider hair restoration

Duration of hair loss

If you’ve only recently noticed thinning hair or a bald spot, while this can be worrying, you may want to hold off on considering hair restoration. Sometimes hair loss is brief, and the hair recovers on its own. Medications, nutrient deficiencies, stress, and certain medical conditions can cause temporary hair loss.

Ongoing thinning or hair loss is a different matter. As a general guideline, men who have experienced hair loss or thinning for five or more years may want to look into hair restoration. Hair loss doesn’t occur all at once. Hair goes through a complex cycle of growing, resting, and shedding. Continued hair loss over several years warrants investigation into restoration options. 

Permanent hair restoration solutions

At Dallas Family Medical and Aesthetics, we offer hair restoration solutions that provide natural-looking results. Our permanent solutions allow you to enjoy a full head of hair for years to come. We provide individualized treatment plans to fit your needs.

Medication, hair transplant, and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are among the available treatment options. The right solution for you will depend on various factors, including the type of hair loss. If low testosterone is the cause of your hair loss, HRT can slow hair loss.

While there are no physical limitations of hair transplant surgery, it’s critical to plan for some time off. It’s a good idea to plan for 7-14 days of recovery time. There is some swelling where hair follicles are extracted and re-inserted, and you will also have tiny red puncture marks in these areas.

Many patients take a week off from work to give the hair some time to start growing in again. This also allows the punctures time to scab over. Additionally, plan to avoid swimming for a few weeks after your hair transplant procedure.

The Dallas Family Medical and Aesthetics team can help you determine if now is the right time to consider hair restoration. To learn more, give us a call to schedule your initial consultation. Our clinic is located in Addison, Texas.

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