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I'm over 70, and i'm seriously considering a hair transplant to cover my bald spot, but am i too old? does age play a part in whether a hair transplant is successful? is there a certain age group that make the best candidates or does it work well at any a

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 22 years experience
I : I agree, as long as you have an otherwise healthy scalp with good circulation and no growths or significant sun damage that would make the grafts not "take". It is also important to have a good consultation to determine your options, to discuss your goals, and pricing.
Dr. Stephen Christensen
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Age : Age is generally not a limiting factor in the success of a hair transplant. If you have healthy hair on the sides and/or back of your scalp, you're a good candidate for a hair transplant. I hope things go well!
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Hair Transplant: Hair transplantation is safe and effective at any age as long as the donor site (back of the head) has a good quality hair.

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