For countless young men losing their hair is a massive blow to their self-esteem with some men experiencing baldness as young as in their late teens, but with successful hair transplants such as the one footy ace Wayne Rooney had in July giving a ray of hope to so many demoralized young men the expensive and painstaking surgical procedure is booming.
But according to one of the country’s leading hair transplant experts many clinics are not doing enough to warn men under their 30s about the long term risks of undergoing the procedure.
Doctor Bessam Farjo said that he has had numerous inquiries from men as young as 19 worried about losing their hair but says that he does not recommend hair transplants for men under the age of 25 and warns men to avoid the life-changing surgery until they reach the age of 30.
The Doctor also has concerns over the widespread publicity which surrounded Manchester United Striker Wayne Rooney who underwent a successful hair transplant at only 25-years in July which has helped enormously to boost the procedure and make it far more popular to all the young men who are suffering with unwanted hair loss:
“When a celebrity comes out with it, you only want to hear the good things. You don’t hear the cautions or the potential complications. If you have the surgery too young, it can look worse than it did in the first place. If you have the surgery too early and you go bald, you don’t have enough hair to keep chasing the hair loss. You can end up with isolated patches of hair. You could end up with hairy temples and a bald head forever which isn’t pretty but is also hard to fix”, warns the hair expert.
Dr Farjo along with many of his colleagues believe that there should be a code of conduct or regulation that will force hair transplant surgeons to stick to a minimum age that will in turn give patients the best possible care, advice and treatment and prevent clinics from benefiting financially by putting money before the best interests of patients.