How much is having a good head of hair important to you? Although hair loss occurs in most men and woman, to varying degrees, it is still seen as a flaw, an unwelcome sign of ageing and loss of youthful looks. At what point would you consider hair restoration? Is hair restoration worth it? Can you achieve the results to meet your expectations? How possible is it to restore something nature took away? What guarantees are there it will restore our feel-good factor and a more youthful appearance? If you are thinking of restoring your hair read on. What’s important is you do what’s right for you.
Society reacts to the signs of hair loss
In the scheme of life, a head of hair may to some seem a relatively unimportant aspect. But reports have shown that people with a good head of hair are more likely to find employment. When compared with those equally qualified, but balding. This is obviously totally irrational and unfair. But still a reality of the world we live in today. Generally we try to look our best and present ourselves well. We want to feel good about ourselves, to convey a youthful appearance to others. This can be seen with more and more people looking to cosmetic surgery for answers to the ageing process.
An International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS) article noted worldwide volume of surgical hair restoration procedures performed over a two year period rose 60 percent.
There is nothing wrong in wanting a better head of hair. But it is important to understand why and what can be achieved. If solely for others, then it could lead to unhappiness. If the result does not transpire in to the goal. Bringing to question, is hair restoration worth it? Also, and obviously, there is nothing wrong in not wanting more hair either, it’s a personal choice. Just maybe harder to appreciate by some.
Introduction to hair restoration
Before deciding to treat your hair loss it is important to research and become hair educated, as much as possible, to your hair loss stage now and the potential for future hair loss. A hair transplant is not a miracle cure, treatments can only maintain hair growth. For some a hair transplant and medications can complement each other in providing the best result.
Medications available that have been FDA (Food & Drug Administration of America) approved help stem the loss of hair and in some cases even improve on the growth of the existing hair. With treatments for both male and female hair loss. The premise of a hair transplant is the redistribution of genetically strong hair from an area called the “donor site” and placing this hair to an area of hair loss, known as the “recipient area”. It is important to understand, medically or surgically, there is no miracle cure and results will vary from person to person. No one can promise a specific result and it is vital you research the products and techniques available before making any steps to use them.
Planning your hair restoration
There are many aspects that can determine if hair restoration is worth it. Some come down to planning and expectations and of course, that the Doctor and Clinic you choose can perform your treatment to a high standard. Hopefully that has been deduced through research and planning.
An ethical and responsible hair restoration specialist will want to get into your hair loss history, as well as potential, future hair loss. This will help plan how to begin your hair restoration, starting with whether to begin with treatment or a hair transplant. The Doctor will not only be looking at your current situation, but also judging your age, family hair loss history, and your current hair loss pattern. An important factor in this planning is the individual´s goals and expectations. Expectations can vary massively from person to person. Often unrealistic expectations come from not researching and not understanding the concept of hair restoration, including the pros and cons.
Managing your expectations
A younger male hair loss sufferer will still have vivid memories of their original hairline. Commonly they will want to create the same appearance from a hair transplant. Human nature often dictates we want what we cannot or should not have. Hence in this case an ethical hair restoration specialist will advise you of the pros and cons. This may mean refusing to perform the hair restoration if they feel your expectations are unrealistic; it is important to listen to your common-sense not your heart. Make your decision as much as possible based on what your head tells you and not what your heart wants to believe. There is likely always someone willing to promise to deliver everything.
Research may take time, it may lead to postponing or rethinking your initial expectations. You are going to be making a big decision, maybe one of the biggest of your life, so time is something you can afford. A few months or a year or so of researching can help to ensure you make the correct decision. Ultimately, is hair restoration worth it? The answer being in your case yes.
Preparing for hair restoration
It’s helpful to look at other hair restoration results and try to compare like for like situations. For example, similar hair loss patterns or hair characteristics. Keep in mind just because one person is happy with their result does not guarantee you will be. Expectation levels can vary massively and online reviews or testimonials from what are, in reality, unknown people need to be accepted with caution.
Being prepared for a hair transplant is very important. Try to undergo numerous hair transplant consultations, establish an open dialogue so both understand and agree the goals. Ensure you are made aware that limitations can apply, understand that, as in any field, results and quality can vary. Never assume the best help, advice and quality is the benchmark for everyone you talk with.
Advances in hair transplant and surgical hair restoration techniques are well-suited to treat both men and women. The movement of naturally growing hair follicles now allows for results to mimic nature. Techniques such as Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) can be performed as a one-day procedure with minimal inconvenience to life. A good hair transplant result can be a positive life changing experience. With many aspects that make up the overall happiness of the individual, some cosmetic others emotional. As hair loss can have a negative impact on self-expression and confidence, a natural result from a hair transplant can restore and even improve self-esteem, a youthful feeling and look. Research well. You can start by requesting a free call-back with a hair restoration advisor.