I am 22 and have some pretty bad hair thinning. I think I am too young for a transplant at this point. I know medication is an option but I was wondering if PRP could be an alternative for young guys like me?

Yes, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an option for any patient who is experiencing hair loss or is having problems with their hair.

There are no guarantees with PRP and it is certainly a non-invasive option when compared with hair transplantation. The age alone, especially when you are talking about a young person in their early 20s, is not necessarily the determining factor in deciding whether or not the patient is a candidate for hair transplantation.

If the hair loss is significant at that age and a conservative approach is used, even at 22 years of age the patient could potentially be a good candidate for hair transplantation.

Posted by: Dr. Charles