I have just turned 40 years old. I am a male. I have always had very diffuse thin hair all over my head and that seems to be just thinning more and more as I get older. I have been told that a hair transplant would not work for me. Is this true? Do I have any other options?
Without seeing you it is impossible to give you an absolute recommendation on whether a hair transplant would work for you. However, there are very few individuals who cannot benefit from a modern hair transplant. Diffuse thinning hair at the age of 40, even if it is continuing as you get older, is usually a good indication for a hair transplant. Most patients in this category have their hair significantly thickened up by a transplant and as time goes on, if the thinning continues, further transplant work can be done to touch-up the original work. Again, my recommendation would be certainly to see an individual regarding a possibility of a hair transplant because it certainly sounds like you would benefit from one.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS