Though some simply accept baldness as a part of life, hair loss can often be the cause of depression and high levels of anxiety for thousands of men and women worldwide. In fact, some are so ashamed of their baldness; they’ll withdraw from formal social situations where hats and other head coverings are considered inappropriate attire.
Vulnerable men and women should heed caution watching slick late night infomercials that would have you believe their product is the miracle hair regrowth cure. And though no cure exists to stop the progression of female or male pattern baldness or regrow hair, several viable treatment options are available today worth considering.
Non-surgical hair loss treatments such as Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minoxidil) can be quite good at slowing down or stopping the progression of male pattern baldness. Since both treatments work differently, they are said to have a symbiotic and synergistic effect in treating alopecia. Commitment to these medications however, is the key to success.
Men and women with mild to moderate thinning hair have the greatest chance to keep it. Therefore, catching and treating hair loss early might prevent the need for more extreme treatments. Only surgical hair restoration is proven to grow hair in completely bald areas.
Some men and women also opt to use hair replacement systems also known as pieces or alopecia wigs. Some systems are actually quite natural and can portray the illusion of a full head of hair. But don’t be confused by fancy promotional catchphrases. “Non-surgical” hair replacement is still referring to a wig or a temporary head of hair.
Hair sprays and topical concealers like Dermmatch, Toppik, and Nanogen do nothing to stop hair loss but can be quite effective in disguising baldness. Despite some reported concerns of scams, these products do not facilitate female and male pattern baldness.
Today’s revolutionary hair transplants performed by the world’s leading hair restoration surgeons can restore a head of hair so natural that even hairstylists can’t detect them. The success of the procedure however, depends on several factors including the degree of the patient’s balding, their available donor hair supply, and a patient’s expectations. Completely bald men and women should never expect to restore a full head of hair. But in many cases an adequate illusion of coverage and hair density can be achieved and restore a patient’s youthfulness and confidence.
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