I do not see many bald women but I am losing my hair at a rapid pace. I am a young 77 years old and do not want to be bald. Would you recommend trying medication to prevent hair loss and which would you recommend?

At 77 years of age I feel that most patients have lost the majority of the hair they are going to lose and that the risks and potential side effects of the medications outweigh the potential benefits.

There is no specific maximum age for hair transplantation surgery. Many patients in their 70s and even 80s receive hair transplantation and obtain very good results, being very pleased to have more hair for the remaining years of their life.

Posted by: Dr. Charles