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Skaters
3 years ago
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Hair Transplant and Age

How old is too old for a hair transplant? I'm a male over 50 but I am looking into hair transplant options. Am I too old?

Procedure: Hair Transplant
Location: Chicago, IL

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Ellis Tavin
ASPS Surgeon
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As long as you are healthy and have enough hair at the donor site, you are not too old.

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Po-Chung An

There is no age limit for hair transplant. We usually take the hair follicles from the occipital area of the head. However, consulting qualified doctors is suggested.

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Bradley Ashpole
ASPS Surgeon
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You want to make sure you are otherwise healthy, but 50 years old is certainly not too old to undergo a hair transplant. We offer this service in our office, we would be happy to see you for a consult to determine if you are a good candidate.

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Assuming you are an otherwise good candidate for the procedure, your age will not materially impact your results or ability to have a hair transplantation.

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İlhan Serdaroğlu

No, you are actually not too old , there is no age limitation for HT unless you have a serious health problem and approx %20 of m y patients are above 50 ..

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David Rapaport
ASPS Surgeon
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Hello!

Absolutely not - Dr. Rapaport himself underwent hair transplantation by his technician at age 57 with absolutely excellent results (please feel free to look at our website to see those results!). As long as you are in good health, do not have heart disease, do not smoke, and have adequate donor hair, you may be an excellent candidate. Many of our patients are over 50, and many of our patients are also well into their 60s!

Please send us an email with photos if you are interested in discussing your situation further (office@drrapaport.com). The technician who works with our patients is the same who did Dr. Rapaport's procedure and is well known nationally for superiorly natural looking results. We are based in NYC, but would be happy to discuss your situation further over telehealth.

Best of luck on your journey!

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SALAHUD HAQQANI

I underwent two times for hair transplantation, first time small scar occur at the back of my head, in order to fix that scar, I went for another surgery , which resulted in a more wide scar, now it looks aweful, I went to one hair transplant surgeon, she advised me that to grow hair on this big area scar about more than 5 centimeter in width is a challange, so I bring this challenge for ASPS, is there any best surgeon who can successfully perform hair transplant on this scar. Thanks all of you

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