June 14 2012, 2:53 pm PT | Posted in: Hair Loss Causes
When you talk of a master plan for hair loss, especially in men under the age of 30, how many years into the future is this plan effective for, is it 5,10,20 years or a lifetime? The reason I ask this is because I know a lot of young people like myself that are going bald know we will eventually become a NW6 or NW7, so do you plan for that? To be honest, If I ever did get a transplant I would want hair for the rest of my life, but if I could have hair until 40 or 50 I would be fine with that and then let genetics take its course. Take care.
First, you need to know that almost every person with a Norwood class 6 and 7 balding pattern will see those patterns develop well before they are 30 years old. The older you are, the easier it is to predict future hair loss. At 22 years old, it might be difficult if you are not destined to be a Class 6 or 7 pattern, but in your late 20s, the job of predicting is easier.
If you bet on a horse in the Kentucky Derby, you can never be sure that the horse will win until the race is over — likewise, the Class 5 pattern patient may be able to predict the final pattern at the age of 26, more certainly at the age of 30, and with great certainty at the age of 40.
See here for more info on creating a Master Plan.