Hair Loss? Hair Transplant Clinics Offer a Range of Treatments
Are you struggling with hair loss? You’re not alone. According to a report in the National Library of Medicine, 42% of men aged 18-49 experience some form of hair loss, with these figures increasing with age – up to 53% for men aged 40-49. Although there can be many causes of hair loss, one of the most prevalent is the genetic makeup responsible for Male Pattern Baldness, i.e., a thinning crown and receding hairline. Even though we can’t do much about our genes, there are several options for dealing with hair loss, whatever its causes. Hair Transplant Clinics have multiply options to help your hair grow, we explore those options in more detail.
We’re all familiar with the option of a hair transplant. High-profile celebrities have helped to remove the stigma of this approach. And if this option appeals to you, you’ll be pleased to know that this field has significantly developed in recent years.
There have been two approaches to hair transplants. The original method, FUT or ‘Strip Method,’ used a section of scalp from the back of the head to harvest donor hair follicles. A more recent approach is the FUE method. It is gaining in popularity, possibly due to the reduced scarring and recovery time. The technology and science have progressed so much that hair transplant surgery is a much more affordable and accessible option than it used to be – it’s no longer just for movie stars and millionaires!
Hair transplant procedures themselves are less invasive than the earliest methods, and the whole experience is not as drastic as you might think. And there’s no doubt that recent results are impressive. So, if hair loss is becoming a real concern for you, it’s certainly worth getting in touch with your local hair transplant clinic to find out if you are a suitable candidate. Many offer a free consultation to help you find out more about what’s available.
Despite the improvements of hair loss treatments, many men may still suffer in silence, possibly because they aren’t keen on surgery, or simply because they’re not aware of the many alternative approaches to hair loss that are improving all the time.
So, to help you review which options might be the most suitable for you, here are some alternative hair loss treatments for men via hair transplant clinics.
PRP Therapy For Hair Loss
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) Therapy has seen a surge in popularity lately due to its beneficial results in sports and celebrity world. Kim Kardashian’s famous Vampire Facelift uses PRP technology. It’s also been used to treat injuries by high profile athletes such as Tiger Woods and Raffa Nadal.
PRP Therapy for hair loss involves extracting the platelet-rich plasma from blood samples and injecting it into the scalp. The high concentration of platelets releases cytokines and growth factors, rejuvenating the hair follicles, stimulating hair growth, and extending the growth cycle.
Although a relative newcomer to the world of hair loss treatments, PRP is proving to be an effective and increasingly popular option, with many gents seeing excellent results.
Vitamin Infusion Therapy
A vitamin deficiency can sometimes cause hair loss issues. As many modern men struggle to get the vitamins they need from their diet, this treatment boosts the essential nutrients that support healthy hair.
When using an intravenous drip, which infuses a special mix of vitamins and minerals into the bloodstream, helps the vitamins become absorbed much more effectively than taking vitamin supplements and tablets.
One extra advantage of this treatment is that the vitamin boost has many overall health benefits, with patients enjoying immediate feelings of increased wellbeing.
Prescription & Over-The-Counter Medication
Both prescription drugs and over-the-counter medication such as Minoxidil have proven to be effective in treating hair loss. These work by reactivating and revitalizing hair follicles, increasing the size of shrunken follicles so that they gain greater volume, producing longer and thicker hair.
The suitability of these medications can vary, but good hair clinics often have an in-house Trichologist who can advise on the best options.
For men who prefer to avoid a medical approach, high-frequency scalp treatment is a non-invasive hair loss therapy. This treatment uses a comb that emits low-current and high-frequency light rays onto sections of the scalp. It increases blood circulation and stimulates dormant hair follicles, resulting in improved hair growth.
Unlike a hair transplant, which is a one-off surgery with permanent results, high-frequency treatments require multiple sessions for around 6-8 weeks, and ongoing treatments are required. The effectiveness and treatment frequency will depend on the extent of your hair loss, the causes behind it, and what you are hoping to achieve.
Laser Hair Therapy
Laser therapy – or more accurately, Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) – is another non-surgical hair loss treatment that uses low-level light to stimulate the hair follicles. Rather than using a comb directly on the scalp, LLLT uses a canopy of low-level light lasers positioned around the head, as you relax in a chair for the duration of the treatment.
The laser lights are absorbed into the scalp’s cells, increasing the blood supply to the hair follicles. The laser light encourages a higher absorption of nutrients and tissue regeneration that leads to thicker, fuller hair growth. And gents will be pleased to hear that laser therapy can be an effective treatment for many types of hair loss, including male pattern baldness.
Like High-Frequency Therapy, LLLT is a painless treatment that requires several sessions and follow-up treatments.
Although hair loss is a perennial issue for many men, the good news is that an increasing number of options are available. And as technology and medical science advance, we can expect to see even better results across the whole range of treatment types.
If thinning patches or a receding hairline are starting to impact your confidence, make an appointment to see your local trichologist who will talk you through the best options.