I’ve been suffering from baldness for the last 5/6 years from the forehead to the middle of my scalp. Please suggest hair loss medication that works and I can get easily. Only Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) are proven to stop the progression of male pattern baldness. However, if you’ve been losing hair for 5 to 6 years, you may have already lost a good portion of your hair. Propecia and Rogaine may help slow down, stop, or reverse the effects of thinning hair. Only hair transplant surgery is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas. If you are considering hair transplant surgery, I recommend using the map feature of our website in order to find a quality hair transplant surgeon nearest to you. After all, it’s a lifetime investment and getting it done right the first time far outweighs the inconvenience of traveling. To see what protocol we use to recommend physicians in our community, click here. You can also do a free virtual consultation with one of […]
Temporary Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP): The Advantages, Disadvantages, and Top Clinics Currently Offering the Treatment
Blake aka - FutureHTDoc General Hair Loss Topics, Hair Loss Blog, Hair Restoration Physicians, Non Surgical Treatments, Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP) Dr. Feller, Dr. Lindsey, Dr. Shapiro, hair loss, hair loss treatments, Hasson and Wong, scalp micropigmentation, Shapiro Medical Group, SMP, SMP clinics, temporary scalp micropigmentation 0
For the past several years, one of the most anticipated and discussed hair loss treatments has been Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP). Scalp Micropigmentation is a process where a physician or trained technician uses a tattooing process to mimic the appearance of shortly cropped hair on bald or thinning scalp. The process helps create the illusion of increased density in individuals with thinning hair or a “shaved,” “cropped” appearance in those with a completely bald scalp. Initially, Scalp Micropigmentation was a permanent process, and technicians/physicians performed the procedure with a permanent, non-fading SMP ink. However, recently several new clinics and practitioners began offering a non-permanent Scalp Micropigmentation process, performed with temporary SMP ink. After learning about the new temporary Scalp Micropigmentation process, hair loss sufferers became even more excited; but the new technique leaves several important questions unanswered: what are the advantages of the new procedure? What are the disadvantages of the new technique? Most importantly, which clinics are offering temporary SMP? Temporary Scalp Micropigmentation Advantages Altogether, temporary SMP does offer several […]
This question, from a member of our hair loss social community and discussion forums, was answered by Coalition hair transplant surgeon Dr. Glenn Charles: I’m just 1 month post hair transplant and wanted to know when is it safe to resume playing soccer? I play 2-3 times a week but not too aggressive soccer and really don’t use my head at all. However, I do run a lot and fast (i.e., sprints). Is there any risk to the recipient or donor area? You can play now as long as you are not doing the head butting thing. I have had some professional soccer players as patients and have seen what I feel is an increased amount of scar tissue on the top of the scalp. This might be from the trauma of repeated heading of the ball over all those years. Dr. Glenn Charles — David Editorial Assistant and Forum Co-Moderator for the Hair Transplant Network, the Coalition Hair Loss Learning Center, and the Hair Loss Q & A Blog.