Men’s Hair Loss – Treatment & Solution
According to research, an approximate 35 million men and 21 million women suffer from hair loss all over the world. In India, 46% of all men have Alopecia. Unfortunately, most of these people are unaware of the incredible hair loss treatment options that are available today.
Losing your hair is a traumatic experience, it can affect your confidence, quality of life and cause you to want to hide away from the world.
While there is no cure for full baldness, there are cures to hold on to what you still have for hair.
It all comes down to which hair loss treatment works best with the type and cause of hair loss you are experiencing.
So the problem is, how do you know which is the best hair loss treatment for you? Knowing the answer will help your chances in recovering your hair, so keep on reading as we dive into how to determine which treatment you should choose.
Let’s get started!
Figure out the Root Cause
Before you jump into hair loss treatments, it is important to understand what caused it in the first place.
This helps you to determine the best hair loss treatment options that are designed specifically for different types of causes.
Go to Your Doctor
It is essential to visit your doctor first to determine the reasons for your hair loss, as there is a small chance that underlying medical conditions or diseases could be the culprit.
You will do a series of blood tests to check your white blood cells and hormone levels, as well as a biopsy of the scalp.
Certain health problems associated with hair loss are:
- Thyroid disease
- Alopecia Areata (an autoimmune condition that attacks hair follicles)
- Androgenic Alopecia
- Infections, cancers, surgeries, or severe flu.
- Stress, shock, trauma, or sudden change in environment.
- Medications such as Steroids, blood thinners, arthritis meds, blood pressure meds, and NSAIDS.
Check Your Lifestyle
If it is not any underlying medical conditions or diseases, the next thing to investigate is your diet and lifestyle.
If you are eating not enough of certain minerals or vitamins or even too much of them it can cause an imbalance, which leads to hair loss.
If you live a high-stress lifestyle, chances are that your habits could be causing your hair loss.
Telogen Effluvium is a type of hair loss that is caused by high amounts of stress, changes in lifestyle or environment, or a recent traumatic experience.
Eat a well-rounded diet with lots of natural source of iron and protein, and incorporate stress-reducing habits such as yoga or meditation to see a change in stress-related hair loss.
Types of Hair Loss Treatments in Chennai
Not all hair loss types can be treated with medications or lifestyle, which is why hair transplant surgery may be the best and most productive choice for you.
There are two main methods of hair transplant surgeries, both of which have different advantages, so depending on your type of hair loss and symptoms, this will determine the method you should choose.
Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT)
This procedure is the most invasive of the two, as the patient’s hair is removed in a strip from the donor field in the back of the scalp, using a scalpel. Then it is dissected into individual graphs, often much smaller than follicular units.
This procedure can leave a small linear scar where the hair was removed. Unfortunately, it is hard to determine the size and visibility of the scarring before the procedure. There are chances that the scar can be removed during the second procedure, which is highly recommended.
Some of the benefits of this procedure include high follicular unit graft yields and high-quality grafts, due to the fact that there is less chance of the individual grafts being as fragile as the FUE procedure.
You will also have only one scar, rather than many little ones in comparison to FUE. The results from this procedure can last quite a long time, however, the healing time is much slower because FUT is a much more invasive procedure.
For men, you can wear your hair short which can help to hide the scarring.
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE)
The follicular unit Extraction is less invasive and involves a bigger number of follicular units rather than one large donor zone. The surgeon will cut each individual unit one by one and transplanted into the balding areas.
Just like transplantation, the extraction has its pros and cons. The scarring is much less noticeable because of smaller incisions, if you want less scarring, this may be the option for you.
There are no stitches needed, therefore, there is a shorter healing time. However, the actual procedure time is much longer and sometimes needs to be done in a few sessions.
Because of multiple small pieces, it is easier for the surgeon to calculate where they can go, and with the natural flow of your hair.
For men, you can give your hair a buzz cut, as there is no major scarring to cover.
For an even better understanding of different hair transplant options check out our post on most important FAQs on HT
More Hair Loss Treatment Options
For many, correcting excessive hair fall or hair loss can lead to a better quality life, better confidence and overall better life, which small price to pay for these types of benefits.
If you suffer from hair loss or baldness, we at Tamira are here to help you.