Hair fall is one of the most common problems for both men and women, this is due to the adoption of an unhealthy lifestyle, pollution, stress, poor diet, hormonal changes and usage of detergents. These are considered to be the main threats and in order to have a strong hair, we need to maintain a natural diet for healthy hair and also reduce the usage of chemicals on our hair. In general, hair loss a is common problem for everyone, but when we suffer from severe hair-fall then we need to think about it seriously. Approximately we have 100 thousands of hair strands and these strands will increase its length for about half inch every month and keep growing its length for around two to six years and then lead to a relaxing stage.
Across various age group, hair loss will affect every one of us differently. Reasons can range from the simple and temporary—a vitamin deficiency—to the more complex, like an underlying health condition.
20’s – 30’s
Hair loss can be very disturbing for a young man, even if he expects to undergo it eventually due to his evident family genes. A young man at this age tends to be psychologically and emotionally vulnerable and may feel socially less attractive. A good first step is to visit a medical hair restoration doctor/specialist who will make ethical considerations and who is able to advise in your best interest.
If you are in your early 20’s, a hair transplant procedure may not be advisable. This is because the pattern and progression of hair loss has not been fully revealed at this age and may later be less than desirable when the pattern becomes more apparent. However, it will be ideal to slow down the hair loss with a combination of oral and topical medications alongside the use of certain laser devices which can give the appearance of more hair by reversing the process of miniaturisation. Slowing down the progression of hair loss also improves the opportunity for a successful hair transplantation later in life.
If you are in your later 20’s or early 30’s with a stable rate of hair loss, a small hair transplantation session to restore areas like your hairline which are clearly receded may be of benefit to you, leaving behind some reserves for a 2nd session in case of further hair loss progression.
If you are in your mid to late 30’s with mid-progression of hair loss, there is no better time to fix your hair. You will have a better chance at having a hair transplant procedure done without having to hesitate or worry all that much about having anything less than a desirable result. It is highly likely that you will benefit from a combination of an oral medication called Finasteride (which helps to decrease the amount of testosterone converting to DHT) with a vasodilator called Minoxidil which comes in the form of an topicall spray. This combo will help in maintaining what is left while the surgical option of a hair transplant procedure will help to restore what is gone.
Do note that depending on how well you keep up with your maintenance regime, you may or may not need a 2nd procedure 10-20 years down the road.
With how “LIFE STARTS AT 40” for many men, it becomes very worrying when hair loss progresses at just about the same time. While stability in many other aspects of life is just about to kick in, your hair on the contrary, is troubling you. Treatment option doesn’t get anymore straightforward than now. It is ideal to get yourself an appointment to have your hair and scalp assessed right away before it progresses any further and you may be looking at the only hair transplant you will ever need in your lifetime.
If you are in your 40’s, you should highly consider having the surgery done if advised so by your doctor/ specialist.
“ YOUTH IS THE GIFT OF NATURE BUT AGE IS THE WORK OF ART.”
This is the age where many men worry about having their hair restored through a hair transplant procedure in fear that it will not look natural. They may have recently learnt of it OR the hair loss was not apparent until now OR earlier financial commitments did not make it a feasible option before.
If you are in this age group and have the same concern, you are not excluded so long as you are generally in good health. It is important that you select the right doctor whom you feel comfortable with and who is able to provide you with an age appropriate correction for hair loss.
This is where an experienced team will be able to balance out your need for a modest yet less bald appearance!
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