Hair loss is an emotive issue for many men and increasingly more woman, it’s easy to get caught up in the emotion and allow our heart to rule our head when looking for answers, but wishing for a quick fix can lead down the wrong path.
With all the treatment options available today and so many Clinics claiming to be the best, unique, offering refined techniques it can be hard cutting through the information and finding the correct solution.
Narrowing down your Clinic of choice is the best way to approach your research; you may like some aspects a Clinic has to offer and dislike some points, make a list of your priorities from hair restoration, always thinking not just of today, but future hair loss as well.
The stage of hair loss and your age will largely determine the hair restoration method best suited to either sustaining your hair growth or restoring the look of a good head of hair. FDA approved topical and oral treatments can stabilise hair growth and in some cases improve hair quality and the look of fullness, but results are limited as lost hair cannot be regrown.
Look for similar hair loss patterns and goals to yourself to gain a good idea what can be achieved, and when possible try to speak to previous patients.
Once you have narrowed down the Clinic the next step is a consultation; your chance to have a personal assessment and for you to ask questions; which hair restoration technique, surgical or non-surgical options.
With the two recognised leading surgical techniques, Follicular Unit Transplant (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) that can, using your own genetically stable hair restore areas of hair loss, as a permanent solution. Or the non-surgical Scalp MicroPigmentation option, for those that are not suitable for a hair transplant, or simply do not want to undergo an operation. SMP places pigment in the areas of hair loss, blending with your native hair to give the illusion of a full head of hair, just shaved.
Whatever option is chosen it is important to understand hair loss is progressive, and hair restoration is not a cure. Planning your hair restoration is important and should be an essential aspect of how your chosen Clinic approaches with their plan.