Nearly 25% of all men show signs of thinning by the age of 21, even though the general population assume that hair loss is something only men deal with that couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, an estimated 40% of hair loss sufferers are female and nearly 50% of women will be dealing with some degree of pattern hair loss by the age of 50. In this article, we will discuss the different options available to hair loss sufferers and how to cope with hair loss psychologically and emotionally.
You are not alone:
As with all forms of hair loss, individuals dealing with hair loss may experience emotional and psychological trauma. It’s important to reach out to close family and friends, join an alopecia support group and/or seek help from a mental health professional. While balding can leave an individual feeling alone and isolated, the fact is that nearly all men experience some degree of hair loss at some point in their lives and nearly half of all women deal with some degree of thinning or balding at one point in their lives. Do not suffer in silence and seek help if experiencing intense, prolonged and overwhelming psychological effects. Get support, information and find real hair restoration solutions by visiting our hair restoration discussion forum.
Hair loss drugs:
The most common form of hair loss is androgenic alopecia or genetic hair loss. There are currently two FDA approved medications on the market that have been proven to slow and prevent the further progression of hair loss. This includes Rogaine (minoxidil) and Propecia (finasteride). Both medications have a synergistic effect when taken in combination and can stop thinning/balding and even regrow hair in some patients.
Hair restoration surgery:
There is only one way to regrow hair on a completely bald spot on the scalp and that is through hair transplantation. Since the mid 1990’s the hair restoration industry was revolutionized with the advent of Follicular Unit Transplantation the days of “corn row” or “barbie doll” hair transplants are long gone. The state of the art micro hair transplant procedure performed by Coalition member physicians is called "Ultra Refined Follicular Unit Hair Transplantation". The treatment is effective and will last a last time because the hair follicles are taken from the back and sides of the scalp where hair is genetically resistant to balding. The hair keeps its genetic resistance no matter where it is transplanted on the scalp.
Dealing with hair loss can be damaging psychologically, emotionally and take its toll on one’s self esteem. However, with the treatments available today, going bald and accepting it can be a thing of the past. With the right hair restoration physician and treatment plan hair loss can be significantly reversed permanently. However, choosing a qualified and skilled surgeon is essential for receiving natural results that will last a lifetime. Find a prescreened hair restoration surgeon in your area and schedule a consultation today.
Written by,Melvin (HTSoon) - Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog. To share ideas with other hairloss sufferers, visit our new Hair Loss Forum and Social Community.
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