Hair Retention and Restoration

Before deciding on what approach for either hair retention or hair restoration it is vital to always research well and choose the best option for you at that time but with your long term well-being in mind

Dependent on whether you use medications will have an influence on how the doctor plans your hair restoration, along with your age and hair loss pattern now and potential in the future. There are three FDA approved medicated treatments and therapies for treatment of hair loss

Although FDA approved it must be understood there is no miracle cure and results can vary from person to person, and always consult a specialist before using; if hair loss is caught at an early stage then using meds can sustain the growth of the hair without obvious signs of hair loss

Thinning over the crown also, medications can be useful to stabilise the hair loss and possibly thicken the remaining hair for some years; even if there are signs of loss treating the crown initially with a hair treatment programme can be a wiser first option

Combining medications and surgical hair restoration is an option; this can have the benefit of potentially reducing the size of the operation required and sustaining much of your natural hair growth

Before deciding to undergo a hair transplant it is important to research and become educated as much as possible as to your hair loss stage now, and the potential for future hair loss. A hair transplant is not a miracle cure, only the redistribution of hair

It is important to understand that surgical hair replacement without medical therapy may not provide a suitable result, dependent on your hair loss stage and future loss. Planning is important before deciding on a hair transplant

The decision should not just be based on what you would like most as a result but what result is sustainable over time. Much will depend on the age of the individual and the hair loss pattern they have

Timing is very important when considering a hair transplant, treating minor hair loss at a young age can lead to problems in the future if the hair loss progresses aggressively and you cannot sustain a balance natural restoration

Dependent on the individual´s hair loss pattern some clinics may advise to wait before undergoing a hair transplant, either use medications or simply allow the hair loss pattern to mature a little more

This allows for the potential hair loss pattern to be easier identified and making long term planning easier; also allowing for the individual and doctor to agree on the goals and set out a plan, hair line design and coverage

When consulting a hair loss or hair transplant doctor be clear whether the intention is to use a treatment programme long term after a hair transplant has been performed as this will have a bearing on the approach and master plan the doctor makes in your restoration



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