We can assume that if a younger patient, under the age of 30, is already experiencing what can be considered to be aggressive hair loss, beyond a NW3v, the patient has a strong chance of becoming a NW6. This means they will lose hair in their hairline, mid-scalp and crown so we must take this probability into our overall plan for the future, even if the patient is taking medication with evidence of positive efficacy.
When we consider the above factors (among others) we can make a better assessment of the patient’s needs and the patient can better understand the reality of his or her situation. This is key not only for short term satisfaction with the final hair transplant result but long term satisfaction as well. Hair transplantation works quite well and when it is performed by surgeons that are dedicated to the art and science of follicular unit extraction great results are not only expected, they are experienced.