I'm 22, fom Brazil, and I'm balding really fast. I've noticed I was balding when I was 17. There is no family history, except for my mother and grandmother's thin hair.
Here's the thing: I went to the doctor when I was 18 looking for some kind of treatment. He recommended minoxidil and some vitamins. He also said I couldn't get a hair transplant because my donor area was very poor. I believed him, because, IMHO, my donor area is poor. I stopped minoxidil a few months later because I wasn't seeing any improvements and I thought I could shave my head some day.
Four years later, I can't shave it. I decided to go for a hair transplant, but I've been researching and I see a lot of doctors and non doctors claiming it's usually a bad idea to get a hair transplant in their early 20s. They even say it's unethical to do a hair transplant without thinking on the long term.
Anyways, I've talked to a local doctor who does hair transplants. He said my donor area is very good and there is no problem at all on performing hair transplant on young patients. When I questioned him about another doc saying the opposite. He said: every doctor is going to tell a different thing. I don't know who to believe. I'm starting to think he's saying my donor area is very good only because he wants the money. He asked me 4.738,80 Euros for the procedure.
I've attached some pictures of my wet hair to show you how thin my hair is. It's wet because I let it grow a lot so I can hide it. If it wasn't wet, it'd be harder for you guys to see it.
I need help. Is he lying to me or is my donor area good enough to do hair transplantation in such an young age. What do you guys think? Any suggestions?
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