It is inevitable that a large number of us, both men and women, will see at least some hair loss as we age. But instead of gracefully accepting this sad fact of life, many of us are fighting it. Fortunately, we no longer seem to be engaging in a losing battle today: the success of hair transplant in Lahore means that people who are not completely bald can successfully regain much of their former hairy beauty.
Hair transplants work by taking “donor” hair on the back or sides of your scalp, then places in areas of your head where there is no hair or where it is very thin. The idea is to grow new hair in places where it no longer grows, making a thinning scalp a thing of the past.
It is estimated that as many as 90 percent of all men experience some hair loss, known as male pattern baldness, and that as many as a quarter of all women have thinning hair associated with hereditary reasons. We also experience hair loss due to illness, stress (such as stress-related alopecia), pregnancy, medical conditions, infection and age.
If your hair loss disturbs you so much that you are awake every day dreaming about how you can regain your former luxurious locks, the moment may now have finally come to do something about it.
Types of Transplants
Three main types of hair transplants are available, including:
Follicular Unit Micro Grafting
This is the most common type of “hair transplant” that has existed for years. This involves removal of donor strips of hair, usually from the back of the head, which are then inoculated at the site of hair loss, usually the front of the scalp. After a strip has been removed, the area is firmly attached to each other, making it invisible due to surrounding hair.
The pieces are then cut under a microscope and implanted in the new area. Each unit has up to three hairs, which is the way hair normally grows, and the results are visible after the first session. The implants are placed naturally so that there is no hairline. In a “mega session” of five to seven hours as many as 4,500 units are implanted in one go to get a fuller head almost immediately.
The entire procedure is performed in different sessions with local anesthesia with prescribed painkillers and antibiotics to reduce the risk of infection. Normal activities can usually be resumed within a week.
Follicular Unit Extraction
A relatively new technique in which no large incision is made to extract a donor strip from the hair. Instead, within a few days, a maximum of 3,000 units are meticulously withdrawn, one by one, using new instruments and then implanted at the donor location.
This is good for people who may want to shave their heads in the future without visible scars, who may want to wear a Mohawk or for people with very curly hair. The growth rate is about 10 percent lower than that for Follicular Unit Micrografting, and a session lasts longer – as long as nine hours a day for two consecutive days. Costs are also more.
Laser Hair Transplantation
Hotly disputed and relatively new, described as “stat-of-the-art” and “cutting edge”. It’s about using lasers to make the slits to implant new hair. Proponents say it can minimize bleeding; opponents say it blocks the blood needed to feed the grafts.
Keep in mind that facial hair transplants are also available for men who cannot grow beards, mustaches or sideburns, and for both men and women who want lush eyelashes. Every field of vision is unique, so every hair transplant program is also good. Don’t go overboard and turn into a werewolf!
Some people also start experimenting with PRP therapy, or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, in addition to hair transplants. It is thought that this blood plasma is especially good for hair growth, because it contains certain growth factors in its bioactive proteins. Coming from the client’s own blood, it is injected directly into bald spots still in its experimental stages.
Non-Surgical Treatments for Hair Loss
If you have lost your hair – or are losing it – it does not mean that you have to resort to surgery. There are many other measures that will make you look better, such as:
* Correcting a Medical Problem. If your hair loss is due to an underlying medical condition, you need to figure it out. Your doctor may ask questions about your diet, medication, illnesses, pregnancies, etc. It may be easier to treat than you think!
* Wearing a Wig. Call it a wig, a toupee, a hairpiece, a mop, a cat – it all comes down to the same thing. Some salons specialize in special wigs for people who have undergone chemotherapy or stress-related alopecia – their wigs are usually well-made and they treat customers in a sensitive way. Take a look at them.
* Take Hair Loss Medication. Rogaine (available without prescription) and Propecia (only for men, with prescription) are the two best-selling products for hair loss, although there are many more on the market. You will have to use them for at least six months to see if there is any effect.
* Use of Current Hair Loss Treatments. Many scalp treatments and shampoos are on the market. Their effectiveness has not been proven for most. Some claim to feed the hair follicles, others claim to stimulate hair growth, others claim to block DHT, or dihydrotestosterone, which causes male pattern baldness, in the scalp.
* Use of Cover-Ups. There are different types of aerosol sprays to cover up baldness. They used to look like shoe polish on the back of your head; nowadays they can be made from small fibers that, they say, look like real strands of hair.
Hair loss is unbelievably common, but if you find your hair difficult to treat, a transplant may be an option. Keep in mind, however, that a bad hair transplant is obvious from miles away – just like a poorly fitting hairpiece or a cheap. Insist on the best and know what you are starting to do before you start a hair replacement solution.
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