Although illness, emotional shock, and certain medications can trigger hair loss, male pattern baldness is the main reason that men suffer hair loss. This condition is hereditary and linked to male sex hormones. Its effect can be devastating and take a toll on one’s confidence and self-esteem. When your hair starts thinning and stops growing, you might be embarrassed about the drastic change in your appearance, and the quality of your professional and personal life may suffer. Fortunately, there are many advances in hair restoration that are worth exploring. Some of these advanced hair restoration techniques are no-scalpel approaches and require little to no downtime. Knowing your options can help you in making the most informed decisions and help you to take action against hair loss. You don’t have to settle for anything less than a full head of hair.
Today, solutions to hide hair loss and thinning hair include hairpieces, wearing hats, and often-unsightly, obvious comb-overs. Many magazines geared toward men advertise lotions and potions that claim to combat hair loss and balding. It can be tempting to spend many dollars on these sometimes ineffective and temporary quick-fixes. Fortunately, advances in hair restoration have proven results. FDA-approved solutions and medications, such as minoxidil and finasteride, for instance, have been shown to promote new hair growth and inhibit the negative effect of male sex hormones on hair. Minoxidil is a topical solution, while finasteride comes in pill form. The only downfall of these methods is that the moment you stop using them, the hair loss returns.
When it comes to advanced hair restoration, hair transplantation can’t be overlooked. One of the available methods to perform transplants is known as FUT, or Follicular Unit Transplantation. The downfall of this method is that it requires the doctor to make a linear incision at the back of the patient’s head to remove a strip of follicular units. Stitches and staples are used afterward to close up the wound. The recovery period is about six weeks, after which the patient is left with a visible scar that’s about one to two millimeters in width. Wearing your hair short after this procedure is not ideal, since the unsightly scar will be visible. A better and more advanced hair replacement method is FUE, or Follicular Unit Extraction, with the use of motorized Neograft technology. Although the use of this FDA-approved method requires a team of skilled experts, the procedure doesn’t leave a horizontal scar at the back of the patient’s head; only small, dotted scarring occurs after the follicular units are extracted. These small scars heal within a few days and aren’t visible. The patient can easily wear his hair short or long. We offer Neograft transplants at the Dr. Jezic’s Center Hair Transplant Center.
Regardless of the hair transplant advances that appeal to you, choosing the right doctor will be the most important decision that you’ll make. He’s performed hundreds of hair transplants and has treated everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Also, our initial consultation is complimentary and includes a scalp examination. The doctor can inform you about hair restoration options, and he can answer any questions you might have. Hair loss is a thing that can affect men worldwide. On our website, you can read interviews with hair loss experts from all over the world. Realizing that you’re not alone in combating male pattern baldness and knowing that you have many options available to restore your appearance can help set your mind at ease.