Over 50s Hair Transplant & Possible Specialist Surgeons | HairLossTalk Forums

Over 50s Hair Transplant & Possible Specialist Surgeons

Discussion in 'Hair Transplants Information - General Discussions' started by Murkey Thumb, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Murkey Thumb

    Murkey Thumb Experienced Member My Regimen

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2017
    Messages:
    795
    Likes Received:
    519
    Dislikes Received:
    26
    My Regimen:
    My Regimen
    My Regimen
    I was wondering if there are any guys on here who are over 50 years and have had a transplant. If so are you willing to show your results?

    Does anybody know of any surgeons who specialize in the older dudes? Obviously the quality of hair may not be as good as somebody in their 20s so it would be interesting to know if anybody has had a good result or poor one!
     
  2. follicle2001

    follicle2001 Established Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2015
    Messages:
    191
    Likes Received:
    48
    Dislikes Received:
    1
    Bernstein and Feller will do older males with good results.
     
  3. Wolf Pack

    Wolf Pack Moderator My Regimen
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    3,691
    Likes Received:
    3,660
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    My Regimen:
    My Regimen
    My Regimen
    Why would a surgeon specialise according to age? More to do with existing hair condition: Norwood status, is there diffuse loss, donor capacity, hair calibre/wavyness.

    A 20 year old with bad genetics could have the hair of a 60 year old. Conversely a 50 year could have the hair of a 20 year old.
     
  4. Murkey Thumb

    Murkey Thumb Experienced Member My Regimen

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2017
    Messages:
    795
    Likes Received:
    519
    Dislikes Received:
    26
    My Regimen:
    My Regimen
    My Regimen
    A 50 year old scalp can be very different to a 20 year old one too. Sun damage alone can affect elasticity, scalp depth may be thicker, scalp my be damaged to previous attempts to regain hair either surgical, chemical etc. Also you may want to be able to have a hairline that matches your age and not try to mimic a 20 year olds hair line. A lot of guys really just want a natural look for their age not to try regain a long gone hair line that may be defuse when finished. You also have to consider that the donor area may be thinner or grey.
     
    WhitePolarBear likes this.
  5. Wolf Pack

    Wolf Pack Moderator My Regimen
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    3,691
    Likes Received:
    3,660
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    My Regimen:
    My Regimen
    My Regimen
    1) Most people who have a transplant have a mature hairline as a minimum or should do if possible, regardless of age. This hairline is perfectly natural as Dr Rassman (FUE pioneer) himself says for non balding men even if they are 80. Anything beyond is balding. Some surgeons lack the skills to make a result look natural so place a higher hairline to draw less attention. Higher hairline should only be placed if the guy is very bald.

    2) Grey hair is dyed for better visualisation in surgery.

    3) Scalp elasticity only matters when doing FUT.

    4) I'm in the field

    It's all about the hair condition irrespective of age and usage of finasteride. No doctor specialises based on age only. You're better off knowing your situation and seeing similar cases with other surgeons, regardless of age. You may see surgeons specialising in african hair/ oriental / those with skin conditions like psoriasis for example.
     
  6. Murkey Thumb

    Murkey Thumb Experienced Member My Regimen

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2017
    Messages:
    795
    Likes Received:
    519
    Dislikes Received:
    26
    My Regimen:
    My Regimen
    My Regimen
    Well they are obviously missing a marketing trick then aren't they? I see so many men 50+ walking round with bad transplants maybe from 20 years ago but nether the less there is a market that is not been addressed properly. Lets face it all these surgeons hang their hats on doing something that differentiates themselves from the others whilst in effect doing the same procedure. I.e 3D,3G, PRP etc. I would rather go to a surgeon who could show me loads of images of 50+ patients rather than flicking through a catalogue full of 20 somethings.
    You would have a better idea of what could actually be achieved.
     
    doyle11 and Wolf Pack like this.
  7. Wolf Pack

    Wolf Pack Moderator My Regimen
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    3,691
    Likes Received:
    3,660
    Dislikes Received:
    0
    My Regimen:
    My Regimen
    My Regimen
    I agree with you in parts. My advice to you is to look at before and after images and videos of results irrespective of age. If you look for age specific you narrow your search down. Look for competency and patients with similar hair to you.

    Bad results in the old days were the norm
    as that's the only technology they had. Patients were aware largely too.

    Prp is largely a gimmick as is people offering modified fue and renaming it. Or offer of post care and good accommodation. Concentrate on results that's all that matters.
     
    Murkey Thumb likes this.

Share This Page