Hair loss is not pleasant. Yes, it does not cause any pain or discomfort physically but hair loss may result in some emotional distress, discomfort, insecurity, and even psychological problems if not treated.
Although it is mostly considered that hair loss is a problem affecting only men, women also suffer from hair loss. It is estimated that around 35 million men and 20 million women experience hair loss issues in the world. There may be various reasons behind a hair loss problem. The research suggests that roughly 95% of hair loss in men is caused by androgenetic alopecia, also known as the male pattern of baldness. And around 50% of all women start losing their hair by the time they are 50 years old. While for some women, the reason for hair loss may be as a result of androgenetic alopecia, for some women it may be about other reasons such as vitamin deficiency, hormonal changes or depression.
When it comes to the treatment options for hair loss, your gender does not matter much. The main thing that matters is the reason behind your hair loss. Once you know the cause of your hair loss, all pieces of the puzzle fall into place. Of course, the stage and pace of your hair loss, your age, and your general health matter too. By considering all of these, your doctor would be able to offer the most suitable hair loss treatment for you.
Hair Loss Treatments
There are different hair loss treatments. There is no “one fits for all” solution to the hair loss issue. The best hair loss treatment means the most suitable treatment for you; that would respond to your needs and expectations. But in general, it would not be wrong to classify the solutions under two main categories: surgical and non-surgical treatments.
The non-surgical treatments such as the PRP, mesotherapy, low laser therapy, etc. are, by nature, supportive treatments, meaning that they do not offer a permanent solution to hair loss issues. Therefore, these treatments are preferred not for coverage but as a preventative measure. And these treatments can be applied after a hair transplant treatment as well to enhance the results of a hair transplant.
Under non-surgical treatment options, there are also medications such as Minoxidil and Finasteride, special serums, and other hormone therapy options to reduce and stop the pace of hair loss. However, these options may have some side effects such as loss of interest in sex, dizziness, etc.
When we look into the surgical treatment options, we see scalp micropigmentation (SMP) which uses micro-needles to deposit pigment into your scalp. This surgical treatment option is similar to tattooing.
And last but not least, there is the hair transplant that offers a permanent and natural solution to hair loss.
Hair Transplant As A Permanent Solution to Hair Loss
Hair transplant is a surgical treatment that involves the removal of hair follicles from one part of the body and implanting them into the balding areas of the scalp. Thanks to the latest technology hair transplant treatments such as the FUE, Sapphire, and DHI, hair transplant treatment is less invasive compared to FUT Hair Transplant that involves the removal of a skin strip from your donor area. In FUE, Sapphire and DHI Hair Transplant, hair follicles from your donor areas are collected one by one without the removal of a strip of skin. Therefore, these hair transplant techniques offer quicker recovery time with minimal scarring and natural results.
Hair Transplant is one and only solution to hair loss that has the power to reverse the effects of hair loss permanently in a most natural way. So, the most important question is “can everybody have a hair transplant?”
Who Is A Good Candidate For A Hair Transplant?
Both women and men may be suitable for a hair transplant. As long as you are having a hair loss issue caused by androgenetic alopecia, you may be a suitable candidate. But of course, there are other criteria such as your general health, age, the stage and pace of your hair loss. Do you wonder if you are suitable? You can find out in just a couple of minutes thanks to our artificial intelligence (AI)-based virtual consultation platform, you can have a virtual consultation right away to get your personalised hair transplant plan in minutes. Yes, you can thank us later!