Hair Restoration Transplants May Be the Answer to Combat Balding & Hairloss
Hair restoration transplants may be the solution you’ve been searching for to combat pattern hair loss. Also known as androgenetic alopecia, pattern hair loss is a condition that affects both men and women. If over-the-counter or prescription treatment methods haven’t gone far enough to improve your pattern hair loss, you may want to consider hair restoration transplants. It is a permanent solution to your struggles with pattern hair loss.
Male pattern hair loss either presents as hair loss that begins at the front hairline, at the vertex, or crown of the head. Sometimes it’s a combination of both. Female pattern hair loss presents itself as diffuse thinning throughout the scalp. It may also express itself with a receding hairline or widening of the middle part.
Causes Of Male Pattern Hair Loss
Male pattern hair loss is thought to be caused by a combination of underlying factors. These include oxidative stress, the microbiome of the scalp, and genetic predisposition. In fact, men that experience early onset androgenic alopecia before the age of 35 are considered to have the phenotypic equivalent of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The causes of female pattern hair loss are less clear. However, there is a correlation between female pattern hair loss and increased risk of PCOS.
Half of all men and a quarter of women will experience pattern hair loss by the age of 50. Many people experiencing these conditions start with topical medications such as minoxidil. Minoxidil is commercially available as Rogaine and comes in the form of both a liquid and foam. It is effective for treating both male and female pattern baldness. A person treating hair loss applies Minoxidil directly to the scalp. Studies have shown Minoxidil can reduce the amount of hair loss, and regrow thinning hair. However, a person has to use it continuously in order for it to be effective. If you stop applying it, after a few weeks your hair loss will resume as before.
This is also true of the oral medication finasteride, or Propecia. A person must take it consistently or hair loss will resume. Finasteride is suitable for the treatment of male pattern baldness only. Some men experience sexual difficulties as a result of taking this medication. For this reason, some men find this medication an unsuitable option.
Some men or women may opt for temporary hair systems or hair extensions to disguise their hair loss. The hairstylist either sews or glues these hair pieces into the existing hair. This can increase the traction and stress placed on the hair follicle, resulting in increased hair loss. It can also impact airflow to the scalp, which can contribute to dandruff or infections.
Wigs, hair pieces, and hair systems can be great temporary solutions if you have a major event to attend such as a professional conference or a wedding. However, in the long term, it can contribute to increased problems with hair loss. These systems are also expensive for the customer to have installed. Plus, they must be replaced regularly, compounding the impact on your budget over time.
Permanent Solutions For Pattern Hair Loss
If you are looking for a permanent solution to pattern hair loss hair restoration transplants are your best option. There are two types of hair transplant surgery, FUT, and FUE. When a surgeon well trained in these techniques performs these surgeries, they have high rates of success.
FUE & FUT – Understanding the Difference
The main difference between these two surgeries is the manner in which the donor’s hair is removed. With FUT the follicular grafts are removed in a long strip along with a section of scalp tissue. With FUE the follicular grafts are removed individually. The surgeon shaves the donor area and extracts the grafts using a micro punch tool.
Both procedures have advantages and drawbacks for a patient to consider. Patients often choose FUE because the recovery process is less lengthy and uncomfortable. FUT is more affordable than FUE because it is less time-consuming to perform. Some patients prefer it because it does not require them to shave any hair from the donor site. Both types of hair restoration transplants have a similar recovery process.
Timelines for Hair Restoration Transplants
Initially, the patient must rest and avoid activities that could damage the newly transplanted follicular grafts. These include swimming, smoking, exercising, and any activity that exposes their scalp to direct sunlight or causes them to sweat. They will also need to refrain from wearing hats, helmets, or hairpieces during this time. After a few weeks, you will return to the clinic so the surgeon can assess your recovery.
It can take anywhere from 9 months to a year for your new hair to grow, but the results are well worth the wait. Just check out our before and after gallery to see the transformations our patients’ experience. Our surgeon Dr. Greg Powell background in complex wound closures and reconstructive surgery giving patients final results that look natural and last a lifetime.
Affordable Los Angeles Hair Transplants
Best Hair Transplant is the best place to schedule your hair transplant in Los Angeles. We’ve helped both men and women regrow their lost hair. But don’t take our word for it. We suggest learning as much as possible about hair restoration. Do so prior to making a decision on how to address your hair loss. Not every procedure is right for everyone.
At Best Hair Transplant, we’re proud of our results and happy to provide hair restoration services. Additionally, we’re proud to make hair transplants affordable and help you save money on a variety of hair transplants. To ensure your ease of mind, you can view our customer recommendations HERE. Furthermore, you can also see our Google reviews and Yelp reviews. We can’t wait to help you start restoring your lost hair.
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