Hair loss is a very common condition affecting both men and women around mid-life. Men are specifically affected by hereditary baldness, with statistics showing that 50% of men in Britain experience some type of hair loss problems before 50. If you’ve been following our Complete Hair Loss Guide publications, chapter 1 and chapter 2, you by knowing you probably already understand the underlying causes of hair loss and common signs to look out for.
What Hair Loss Treatments Are Available?
- Plasma Therapy
- Hair Transplant
The appropriate treatment for hair loss really depends on the cause. Some hair loss is hereditary and permanent, which means that there is no cure for reversing it, but medications and therapy, along with hair transplant, can help you regain a scalp full of hair even if your initial hair follicles are lost.
However, some hair loss is caused by hormonal imbalances, stress or as a result of a medical treatment (e.g. chemotherapy). In this case, you will simply need to control hair loss and might not have to undergo permanent hair loss treatments such as the transplant.
Do Hair Loss Treatments Really Work?
If you have correctly diagnosed hair loss and chosen the right treatment, your hair loss treatment is very likely to bring positive results.
Of course, there will be challenges and types of treatments out there that are destined to fail. Some hair loss clinics are profit-driven, and when you choose your treatment you speak to a salesperson instead of a surgeon. However, there are also many proven baldness treatments, using innovative technologies, which can take the hair follicles from one side of your body and implant them on your scalp.
What Is The Best Hair Loss Treatment?
Early Stage Hair Loss Treatments
It depends on the cause and stage of your hair loss condition. If you are in the early stages of hair loss, you might be able to prevent or delay the loss of hair with medication. Read more about hair loss medication here
Permanent Hair Loss Treatments
Once you experienced hair thinning and permanent hair loss, the only solution is hair transplant. Here you have a variety of procedures, but the most common ones are:
- FUE Hair Transplant
- FUT Hair Transplant
To understand the differences between FUT and FUE transplant, visit our hair transplants page here. In a nutshell, with an FUT transplantation, the surgeon removes an area of the scalp that is not affected by baldness, divides it into tiny grafts and delicately places each graft on the part of the scalp affected by hair loss. FUE follows a different procedure, where individual hair follicles are removed from the donor area and placed in the bald parts of the scalp.
Which one is better? It depends on the type of hair loss condition you are struggling with. In this article we answer the question ‘Is FUE The Best Male Hair Solution’ and we also mention why celebrities dealing with hair loss in the public eye, such as Wayne Rooney, have chosen this method of hair loss treatment.
Additional Hair Loss Treatments
You can also use therapy treatment for hair loss such as:
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is based on a unique concept, where your own blood is used to strengthen your hair. This stimulates hair follicles and facilitates hair growth. However, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy is not an alternative to hair transplants and works best if used in addition to an FUE or FUT treatment.
Mesotherapy gives your scalp a vitamin boost, to increase blood circulation in the area affected by hair loss. This neutralises the DHT hormone, known as the culprit for baldness, and promotes hair growth. This type of therapy is efficient if your hair loss condition is caused by hormonal imbalances, reduced blood circulation or lack of nutrients.
How Do You Know Which Type of Hair Loss Treatment Is Right For You?
In most cases hair loss is irreversible and the only treatment is hair transplant. However, you can only know that for sure if you speak with a surgeon and get a professional consultation.
If you want to find out more information about the best hair loss treatments available in the UK, contact Hair Repair Clinic on 0800 6990209. We have clinics in London, Liverpool, Chester, Sheffield, Nottingham and Newcastle. You can also book a FREE consultation by completing the form here. Remember, when you contact Hair Repair Clinic you speak directly to a surgeon, not with a salesperson and your data is never shared.