Many men are embarrassed when they start losing their hair even though there is very little that they can do in most cases to prevent it. Male pattern baldness is a result of genetics so if your father or grandfather was bald, then you will be more likely to be bald as well. If you’re having issues with hair loss, here are some of the replacement techniques that you can use to have a head full of shiny healthy hair.
Hair Replacement Surgery
Also known as hair grafting, men with male pattern baldness can use this technique to fill in bald areas on their heads. While most men are good candidates for follicular unit extraction, or FUE, those with baldness due to medical treatments or with damage to their scalps from burns or keloids may not be good candidates for this technique.
FUE hair replacement surgery involves removing individual hair follicles from an area on the head where they grow in abundance, which is usually at the back of the neck and on the sides near the ears. Removing hair from this area, referred to the donor site, is also less noticeable for most people. The hair follicles are then transplanted into the bald spots on the head where they can grow natural healthy hair.
FUE transplants are done at a hair loss clinic by trained doctors and assistants and, depending on the amount being replaced, it can sometimes be done in one session. Hair transplant clinics exist all over the world so you can get a hair transplant in Turkey to save money. The cost of a hair transplant ranges from £6,500 in the UK to £7,500 in the US to about £1,800 in Turkey.
Medications to Regrow Hair
There are some oral and topical solutions on the market that advertise their ability to regrow hair. While some of them may work to regrow small amounts of hair or work if the hair loss is due to clogged hair follicles, they won’t work for men with male pattern baldness. If you’re concerned about your hair loss because no one else in the family is bald, visit a dermatologist to see if he or she has a solution or treatment that can help your hair grow back.
Hair Replacement for Women
Women can also experience hair loss due to genetics, called female pattern baldness, and can also undergo hair transplant surgery. However, if they are not good candidates for replacement surgery, there are non-surgical techniques to help them regain a head full of hair. Women can have hair extensions added onto their natural hair to fill in areas where hair has fallen out whether due to genetics or medical conditions such as thyroid dysfunction or chemotherapy.
Having your head and scalp examined by a dermatologist can help you decide which hair replacement technique is best for your needs. If you decide that hair transplant surgery is the best option for you, you should learn more about getting hair transplant surgery in Turkey.