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How to treat your hair loss

planning hair restoration with Dr Nikos

As hair loss is so common today. Especially in men. But, also more women year on year. It would be natural to assume it is now accepted. But, in fact it´s the opposite. With hair restoration treatments becoming more popular. For instance, from shampoos to hair loss treatment. But, especially hair transplantation. As a result it is important the hair restoration is well planned. To ensure the correct option is chosen. To treat your hair loss condition. Genetic hair loss is progressive. Consequently can be hard to treat. Alternative hair loss conditions. Are not always suitable for some treatment options. How to treat your hair loss depends on your priorities. Also, it should not be forgotten. That not treating hair loss. Is also an option.

Managing hair loss goals

Almost regardless of the hair loss cause. Hair loss is considered a sign of aging. Even poor health. Either way, unwanted. For both men and women a good head of hair. Makes us feel good about ourselves. More attractive even. As a result a thinning head of hair. Consequently can result in a loss of self esteem. With the many options available today. The idea of having the ability to restore something cruelly taken. Can make hair restoration an attractive thought. To the point of wanting more. Than we originally had. This can restore not only a more youthful appearance. But also self- confidence and self-esteem.

Deciding how to treat hair loss. Will reflect on a few issues. Maybe age and hair loss pattern. Also, the hair loss cause and whether it´s likely to progress. For instance, if genetic the average hair loss pattern of others in the family. While these do not dictate your goals and expectation. They may be the driving influences on the treatment to use.

What´s male pattern hair loss – MPB

While there is no actual cure for hair loss. Does not mean there is nothing that can be done. As a result, with careful planning it is possible to maintain a good head of hair. With any treatment. Results will vary from person to person. No one can promise a specific result. It is important to have a professional hair assessment. Normally this will give a number of options. There are a variety of treatments available. As well as non-surgical and surgical hair transplant. With the plan being made of one or multiple treatments. Male pattern hair loss is genetic. Some hair is pre-destined to fall out overtime. A mix of the male hormone and an active enzyme in the body. Forms DHT that triggers the hair loss gene. The hair loss pattern is largely dictated by hereditary genes. From minor to advanced hair loss patterns. Even with advanced stages of hair loss. MP retains a band of hair around the sides and the back of their head.

Which to use – Surgical or non-surgical hair restoration

How to treat your hair loss means knowing the options. As well as understanding timing is important. For instance, with minimal hair loss. almost regardless of age. The initial priority is to sustain the existing hair growth. Consequently a hair loss treatment should be considered. In this case, it´s important to consider that a hair transplant is not a cure for hair loss. As a result, fixing a low hairline is permanent. If or when hair loss continues. The low hairline may not appear natural in the future. Whereas, advanced hair loss. It is more likely treated with a hair transplant.

Popular hair loss treatments include FDA (Food & Drug Administration of America) approved. Directly to help stem the loss of hair. Although FDA approved. Results will still vary from person to person. Treatments such as minoxidil and finasteride. Over the counter and prescriptive hair loss treatments. Any treatment should be used long-term. Although it is possible to reduce the dose overtime. Ideally start in the very early stages of hair loss. For younger hair loss sufferers. as well as in the early stages of hair loss. Treatment should be the first option.

There are two hair transplant techniques. STRIP Surgery/FUT and Follicular Unit Extraction/“FUE”. The difference is how they initially remove the hair. Both use follicular units. As a result, mimic natural hair growth. Hair transplants use the genetically strong hair. Called the “donor hair”. From around the back and sides of the head. A hair transplant can restore area of hair loss. From a receding hairline to the crown opening. Natural looking hairlines and hair coverage can be achieved. Even on advanced hair loss patterns. Body hair transplants are also an option. Using the FUE technique.

When´s the right time and the right candidate?

There are many factors. As well as some exceptions to the rule. As a result, this is just a guide. But, factors such as age and current hair loss pattern. Known as the Norwood Scale. Then, family genetic hair loss pattern should be considered. Other influencing factors maybe general health or medications being used.

Questions to consider if thinking how to treat your hair loss

What are my goals?

Are they compatible with what is technically possible?

Am I prepared to use treatment if it´s the best option?

Is your donor area good enough to maintain hair restoration?

Is there a better hair transplant technique for me?

Am I prepared to possibly undergo multiple hair transplants over time?

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