As hair loss specialists know, hair loss is an incredibly common thing not just here in the United States, but all around the world. Though primarily men are impacted by hair loss – up to 35 million of them in this country alone – women can suffer from hair loss too, with an estimated 20 million of them struggling with the problem throughout the country. And hair loss can happen for all kinds of reasons.
For one thing, hair loss is very much a genetic factor, particularly when it comes to the hair loss that is seen in men throughout the country. Hair loss in men can be linked to highly genetic causes as much as 95% of the time, though this is not the case for every single man who has lost hair in the world, of course. For some people, for instance, certain medical treatments (like chemotherapy or other such medications) can lead to hair loss as well, though this hair loss tends to only be prominent during the course of the treatment, with hair regrowing once it has been completed.
But no matter what the cause of hair loss, there is no doubt about it that hair loss can be an incredibly difficult thing to deal with for men and women of all ages. It can lead to a great deal of self consciousness and can even hurt how someone interacts in the world as a whole. For many people, going bald or even just losing their hair partially can cause a mental health crisis, though the severity of this will vary considerably from person to person.
Fortunately, there are a number of viable treatment options for hair restoration, as can be performed by hair loss specialists all throughout the country. For one, hair transplant is a procedure that has been going on for quite some time now – and is one that typically leads to quite a great deal of success for the patient and the overall restoration of their hair line. But there are a number of different hair transplant surgeries out there and currently being performed by hair specialists, and it’s important to pick the right one through careful consideration.
For instance, the FUE (follicular unit extraction) procedure is far superior to the FUSS procedure, though both tend to have similar results. But where the FUSS procedure involves the surgical removal of a strip of scalp and the transplant of that scalp to an area of the head where balding is prominent, a FUE procedure involves the removal of naturally occurring clusters of hair instead, a procedure that has a shorter recovery time, an altogether lower risk of complications, and no scar left behind, all things that are far too common with the typical FUSS procedure as it is performed today.
But if you’re not willing to undergo any type of surgical procedure, you can consider having a micropigmentation hairline. A micropigmentation hairline won’t actually stop the course of balding, but having a micropigmentation hairline can certainly help to lower just how noticeable that blading hairline is. After all, a well planned and performed micropigmentation hairline can actually be quite authentic looking, and getting a micropigmentation hairline is likely to be much less expensive than a full fledged hair transplant. And the average micropigmentation hairline is far less likely to get infected or lead to any other of the common complications of surgery, making it a viable alternative for many people looking to reduce the appearance of balding or other such hair loss that they are in the midst of.
From getting a micropigmentation hairline to undergoing hair transplant surgery, it is of course important to discuss all of the hair replacement options that are applying to you with a respectable hair loss specialist at a hair clinic in your area. Discussing your options in regards to cost and recovery time – as well as outcome – can make it all the easier to make a final decision and tackle your balding and hair loss head on (so to speak).