Hair loss treatments don´t work for everyone and hair transplants don´t stop hair loss ………… So, what´s the point?
Androgenic Alopecia, or for men also known as male pattern baldness. Can vary in how much hair you may lose. Largely dependent on your genetics and hereditary hair loss pattern. Some may only suffer from minor thinning. Of wither the hairline or crown. But advanced hair loss can affect the entire top of the scalp.
There are 3 FDA approved treatments for genetic induced hair loss. All have been proven to help the vast majority of users. Minoxidil, Finasteride and laser treatment.
Catching hair loss early
Treatment is beneficial the sooner it is used. It can preserve the hair growth and stabilise future hair loss. Help to maintain the look of today. Advanced hair loss can still have a positive impact. By stopping the sides and crown from progressing further. Potentially stopping hair loss dropping down the back and sides. Which would make a huge cosmetic difference to the look.
Is there a downside to starting a hair loss treatment? They have to be used long-term. If you stop the benefits will stop. Your hair loss will pick up to where it should be. Daily usage is required initially. But over time the dosage can be dropped to a few days a week for many users.
Especially when younger. And in the early stages of hair loss. Treatment should be the first option. Hair loss is progressive and when in the early stages it is hard to predict. Better to look at prevention in the early stages.
Why is a hair transplant not always the first option?
Often the first thoughts about hair restoration are how you look today. But today goes by fast and looking good in the future then becomes important. Everyone wants to look good regardless of how old they are.
A hair transplant works on being able to to take some of your hair around the back and sides of your head. Moving it to the areas of hair loss. Once this hair is removed it´s gone. Never to grow back. It cannot all be removed obviously. So there is a limit to hair restoration.
Starting with a hair transplant at a young age and in the very early stages of hair loss needs careful planning. All the future is ahead of you. Maintaining a natural looking head of hair should always be the priority. Regardless of age and hair loss stage. Some men have to settle with partial hair coverage. But as long as the look is designed and planned it will look natural.
Low, flat designer style hairlines may seem a good idea when younger. But often never look natural or complement your bone structure as you age.
Maintaining hair growth after a hair transplant
Surgical hair restoration is not a cure for hair loss; before deciding on a hair transplant there are a number of considerations to take into account. The age you commence surgical hair restoration, current hair loss stage, the potential for future hair loss and importantly the quality of your donor resource to be able to sustain hair restoration as you age and lose more hair. A hair loss consultation should be your first action.
It has become a common marketing ploy to downplay the medical importance and skill required to perform a hair transplant to the highest standard. With the fast-paced world and everything being wanted today and not waiting short-term dreams can turn to long-term nightmares if not careful. Do your research and take your time before making any decision. If all your questions or concerns are met with a no problem approach think twice as with any medical procedure there will always be pros and cons, always be ways to cut corners or make it appears more appealing, but try to check yourself and understand with every decision comes a consequence.