Never heard of FUE or SMP? FUE stands for Follicular Unit Extraction and refers to a method of hair transplantation. SMP stands for Scalp Micropigmentation, a cosmetic procedure that gives the illusion of very short hair. These two hair loss treatments can be combined together to create the appearance of a full head of hair – even if you’ve lost a significant amount already.
Hair loss is unpredictable. Some people will see their hairline recede in their early 20s, only for it to remain stable until age 80. Others may have a full head of hair until age 30, only to be completely bald five years later. Because of this unpredictability, some doctors advise against getting hair transplant surgery until hair loss has stabilised. So are they right? Can you be too young to get a hair transplant? In this article, we’ll look at the potential dangers of getting a hair transplant too early and how to minimise them.