Many people are embarrassed by their hair loss woes, but in fact, there is no reason to be embarrassed about such a common issue.
Male pattern baldness and female hair loss is a quite common phenomenon with accessible solutions.
Research says that as high of fifty percent of men will face varying degrees of balding and that an even higher percentage of women will deal with noticeable hair loss.
Instead of treating hair loss as a taboo subject, it is time to start talking about it and taking active steps towards proven permanent solutions.
Types of Hair Loss Remedies
On the internet, you can find lots of temporary solutions for as cheap as a couple of bucks, but the keyword is temporary. There are sprays and makeup that can make you appear to have a full head of hair for a day or two.
One may look to wigs, toupees, and other removable hairpieces that can be quite pricey to get the desired look for a slightly longer-lasting period of time. Despite the price tag, they still do not offer any kind of permanent relief.
You can use any of these “solutions” for any length of time, but in the end, you will still have the same problem, hair loss, and it typically only gets worse with time.
If you are looking for a permanent solution, it is time to consider hair transplant surgery.
What Is Hair Transplant?
Hair transplant surgery is a noninvasive surgery personally designed for your head and natural hair type, one of the most individualized hair loss solutions. Though surgery can sound intimidating, a hair transplant is nothing to be fearful of with a recovery time of only a few days and a high success rate.
The process is a rather simple one. The doctor will take hair follicles from one place on your body, usually the back of your head, and surgically implant them into your scalp. The same method can be used for other balding spots as well, such as eyebrows or facial hair.
There are a few criteria that doctors commonly recommended to prospects of hair transplant surgery; you may want to self evaluate before you head down the surgical route.
First of all, you have to have significant, visual male pattern baldness or female hair loss and enough hair remaining to fulfill your transplant needs. Going to a consultation will often give you space and time to ask this question if you are not sure.
Second, many doctors recommend that you try another, less invasive medical treatment and wait for the suggested time to see if the treatment works. It is also a good idea to make sure you have realistic expectations of what a hair transplant can do for you. Your doctor can help you assess this.
Types of Hair Transplants…
There are two kinds of possible hair transplants: fue and fut. Fue hair transplants are done by taking one graft at a time and individually implanting each one.
Fue is often a more precise process as the doctor removes and places each graft one at a time, but is often a slower process.
Fut, on the other hand, is done by taking a small, thin strip of hair follicles and re-implanting those into the scalp. One of the benefits of fut compared to fue is that there is significantly less scarring. Your doctor will advise you on which option is the best for you.
Risks Involved In Surgical Hair Restoration
There are risks in hair transplant surgery, as there are to any operation, but your surgeon will, of course, work to minimize any and all risks. Your surgeon will use modern techniques to minimize scarring and bleeding and also expedite recovery time with avoidance of infection.
If you have any critical concerns about the surgery, it is best to bring this up with your doctor before the surgery. He will have all the information you need to feel confident about your choice.
After the minimally invasive surgery, the newly implanted follicles will begin growing within a few months. The thickness of your new hair will depend on how many grafts are transplanted and how many take.
Your doctor will also advise you on how many follicles you as an individual need to transplant to get the desired hair you are looking for.