The first step to taking control over your hair loss is to learn about and understand it. Learn what causes hair loss. It’s also important to learn to recognize and eradicate all hair loss myths from your memory. Unfortunately, there is no cure for thinning hair. However, the more you learn about balding and its causes, the better chance you’ll develop realistic hair restoration goals and expectations.
Balding men and women with minimal hair loss are usually at a great advantage over those who’ve already lost a great deal of hair. Propecia (finasteride) for men only and Rogaine (minoxidil) for men and women have been proven effective in slowing down, stopping, and even reversing hair loss. Treating baldness early can often save much of a person’s natural hair from falling out due to genetics, the most common cause of hair loss today.
Hair transplantation may be a viable option for t hose w ho are qualified. Because hair transplant results vary, it’s important to select a surgeon with an excellent reputation for producing consistent quality results and standing behind their patients. The Hair Transplant Network has carefully reviewed many physicians over the last 10 years by gathering patient experiences and visiting their clinics to determine who is worth recommending. You are encouraged to carefully evaluate any clinic you are considering for surgery. You can search through over 10 years of patient posted experiences and photos by using the find feature on our hair restoration forum. To see a full listing of those physic ians we recommend, click here.
The Hair Transplant Network has a number of user friendly hair restoration animations available to help you learn all about hair loss, hair transplantation, and even help you calculate the approximate number of follicular unit grafts you’ll need for hair transplant surgery.
Men and women who are serious about restoring their hair often combine a non-surgical treatment regime with surgical hair restoration. In many cases, several hair transplant procedures are needed to meet a patient’s current and long term goals. Learn more about developing realistic expectations.