Hair Loss Solution
Thinning or balding hair is no laughing matter. Plenty of men experience hair loss by the time they hit their 20’s or 30’s and are searching for a hair loss solution. Even high profile male celebrities and athletes fall victim to hair loss. One day they are balding, the next day they’ve a full set of thick hair. How did they do it? The answer, a hair transplant.
If you are one of those raving for a permanent hair loss solution, you might want to consider hair transplant surgery, the demand has skyrocketed in recent years thanks to state-of-the-art hair transplant technology.
In 2012 alone, patients in the U.S. spent around $2.5 billion dollars for hair transplant surgery. The once deemed taboo recently became one of the most sought- after hair loss solutions that effectively saved thousands of balding patients.
How do hair transplants work?
Highly skilled hair transplant surgeons harvest hair from the back of the scalp as hormones responsible for hair loss do not affect these follicles.
Through FUE (follicular unit extraction) technique, the doctor transplants single follicles from the donor area to the recipient area. Most doctors use a hand-held surgical machine to harvest the follicles. This method produces a more natural look because it does not require cutting of the scalp, thus preventing ugly scars. The patient is administered local anesthetic and mild sedatives. he remains awake during the treatment but can expect mild pain and tolerable discomfort for a few days after the procedure.
Transplanted follicles should start to grow like your natural hair, if you wish to add hair thickness to some parts of your scalp you can undertake another hair transplant at a later date. Many patients take between 2 and 4 hair transplants to attain the thickness they desire.
The amount of hair follicles being transplanted can affect the cost of hair transplant surgery . The more hair you get, the more money you spend. You can spend at least $4,000 and at most $25,000.
If the cost of hair transplant makes you cringe, there is another hair loss solution that you can resort to which is less expensive and just as effective: the non-surgical hair replacement.
What is non-surgical hair replacement?
Non-surgical hair replacement is the use of hair systems, hair pieces, hair units and wigs. This is different from toupees and weaves which do not look and feel natural to the touch. A hair replacement specialist will offer a consultation and demonstration to suit the client’s hair style, texture and color. The attachment is fixed to the client’s head by two-sided tape or by mini-comb clips affixed to the existing hair. The client is provided with detailed instructions for the day-to-day application of the hair replacement, he can also opt for a semi-permanent attachment that can stay on the head for several weeks.
Men who loathe the idea of going under the knife and do not want to spend a considerable amount on surgery are best suited to the hair replacement method.