My husband is almost completely bald on the top of his head and he is only 28 years old. I want him to try a hair transplant but he says they do not work for everyone. Is this true or false? Who do they work for and who do they not work for?
A hair transplant works for everyone who has a healthy scalp. There are individuals, however, who because of the degree of baldness and the nature of the donor site and the kind of hair that is there may not be as good a candidate or get as good a result as someone else who may have an excellent donor site and very good donor hair. Hair transplants, however, can be of value to just about every patient and certainly your husband should have a consultation to see where he stands and the particular degree of response to the work that would be done for him.
Posted by Richard Galitz, MD, FACS