With the advent and extensive advertising of hair loss scams, finding the best hair replacement treatment is really hard. If you are also confused between real and fake, effective and ineffective, rejoice! Here we will share with you best hair replacement options that are realistic as well as really effective.
You see yourself in the mirror and place your hand over your head ruing the hair loss. You look at the fallen hair in the sink and feel helpless. You don’t even want to imagine how you will look with a thinning head of hair or a receded hairline. Hair loss does affect your self-esteem. Obviously you won’t feel that confident with a bald head as you were before with thick and healthy locks. Things might look bleak but wait…there are many hair replacement options available to you.
- Start treatment at an early stage. The earlier the hair loss treatment starts the higher the chances of success in the treatment.
- Seek medical professional’s help. For example, consult a Trichologist (for early stage hair loss) or a hair transplant surgeon (for severe hair loss).
- Be realistic. Do not expect a scalp full of hair the next day you start using drug therapy like Finasteride. They take time to show their full effects.
- Choose the clinic carefully. Verify clinics by doing your own research. Do NOT trust client testimonials.
The sentence you’re about to read is the like the holy grail of this article: There are only two types of treatment that will work:
- A treatment that addresses the hormonal sensitivity.
- Treatments that stimulate growth despite the hormonal sensitivity.
Medications for Hair Loss:
Numerous hair loss treatments are available but beware of sharks in this vanity driven industry. The fact is there are some effective treatments that can stop hair loss, slow down and in some cases reverse it, but there are shoddy products out there as well which can be a trap for the desolate.
- Finasteride (Propecia)
This is an FDA-approved oral medication for treating hair loss. It blocks the enzyme alpha 5reductase that converts testosterone into Dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is DHT that causes hair loss so understandably Finasteride slows down hair loss and ultimately stops it. In more than 50% cases, it has also regrown lost hair. However, it is a prescription medicine that needs a specialist’s advice for its purchase.
Note: It is not recommended for women.
It is also an FDA approved drug. No one really knows how this topical application actually works, but it’s thought to provide nourishment to the follicles. It is effective for people with mild hair loss. It is an over the counter medication that does not need doctor’s prescription for its purchase.
It is pertinent to mention here that medications for hair loss are effective for mild to moderate hair loss, and do not treat severe hair loss. Furthermore, these medicines have numerous side effects as well, that can be quite serious as well. This is why people often avoid these medicines and switch to natural remedies, which are once again effective only for early stage hair loss, and do not offer permanent solution either.
If you are seeking a safe, really effective and permanent solution for hair loss, a hair transplant surgery may be worth considering.
Hair Transplant Surgery:
Unlike medicines, a hair transplant surgery does not stop hair loss. Rather, it helps you restore a thicker head of hair, only after your hair loss has stopped progressing. Also, it does not trigger hair regrowth, instead it redistributes the existing healthy hair follicles on your scalp to add a fuller look.
Two techniques used for extraction of healthy hair follicles from the scalp include:
- Follicular Unit Transplant, and
- Follicular Unit Extraction
Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) is an older technique that involves cutting a linear strip of skin from the back or side of your head to obtain follicles for implantation in areas of need. The strip is then dissected under a microscope to separate individual grafts.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE), on the other hand, removes individual hair follicles from the donor area using a punch tool of diameter less than 0.1 mm. The surgeon keeps on harvesting the follicles until the desired number has been extracted. The extracted follicles are stored in an artificial medium (mostly a saline solution) to keep them safe and alive outside the body.
The hair follicles for implantation are taken from the areas that are resistant to baldness, the hair growth following a hair transplant surgery ought to be permanent.
Types of hair loss that respond best to hair transplantation include:
- Androgenic hair loss in men – this is the most common type of baldness that can be helped through hair transplantation
- Hair loss due to accidents and operations.
The Bottom Line
In a research conducted on people undergoing hair loss treatments, about two-third of the respondents were happy with the results of hair transplant surgery. Hair transplant surgery does cost a handsome amount of money, but be assured the money spend will worth it. You will not only regain your youthful looks, but also the self-esteem that you had lost with your hair.
Everyone gets older, and just like avoiding tooth decay by brushing; you need to avoid “hair decay” with a meticulous hair care regimen. So, be vigilant enough to not let hair loss happen in the first place, and even if it does, get it treated at the earliest.
Note: Results of your hair transplant surgery directly depend on the expertise and surgical skills of the person performing the procedure. So, choose an experienced and renowned hair transplant surgeon in the town.
Hair Transplant Saudi Arabia Clinic is among the leading hair restoration facilities in the United Arab Emirates. If you are interested, contact us now by filling the free online consultation form below and take your first step towards a younger looking you.