Three Options For Those Who Want Better Hair

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Hair loss is something that happens to almost everyone at some point. It’s a typical part of aging, and for the most part is impossible to prevent. Links have been made between hair loss and genetics for men and women alike, though certainly men are more likely to lose a significant portion of their hair. It’s estimated that by as young as thirty-five, two-thirds of American men will have a noticeable degree of hair loss. By the time those men hit 50, 85% of them will have significantly thinning hair. The issue with hair loss is that it tends to sneak up on men in particular — by the time a man begin noticing that he’s lost hair, it’s believed that 50% of it will be gone. Women are also plagued by hair loss; the fact is that it can be even more humiliating when women experience significant hair loss, as they don’t expect to. Hair loss doesn’t have to be tolerated by anyone, though. There are many different hair transplant options available, and for that matter the cost of a hair transplant is not as heavy as you might think. The cost of a hair transplant is an investment that will potentially last you for the rest of your lifetime. Without further ado, let’s look into your possible hair transplant option and how they can work for you.

1. FUE Hair Transplant

There are many different types of hair restoration on “the market”, but one stands above the rest. A FUE hair transplant, otherwise known as a follicular unit extraction is one of the least invasive, most effective procedures available. It involves targeting individual groupings of hair, ranging from one to four hairs or .7 to one millimeter in size. This grouping is harvested one at a time using a tiny punch. These hairs will be placed in balding areas on the scalp. A FUE hair transplant involves very minor discomfort, and the procedure usually takes about eight hours. The healing time is usually fairly quick. As this is a grafting process, it is dependent on skin type. The grafts take a few days to heal, with redness usually disappearing four to five days after the session. The cost of a hair transplant like this is not cheap, but again, it should be viewed as a long-term investment. For that matter, it doesn’t come with the potential complications associated with alternative hair replacement methods.

2. FUSS Hair Transplant

A FUSS hair transplant is otherwise known as a follicular unit strip surgery. As the name suggests, it’s far more invasive than a FUE procedure. A strip of scalp is removed from a non-balding area in this procedure, and placed in incisions in the balding area. One of the principle concerns, as you can imagine with such an invasive procedure, is the potential for scars. Some FUSS patients have to have scar revision done later. This is not to mention the potential for complications. The nature of the procedure also limits graft harvesting, which means that less can be done over the course of one session; for that matter, the pulling of the scalp in future procedure is another limiting factor. Due to the way the procedure operations, patients also need to keep their hair a certain length or longer following a FUSS hair transplant. The cost of a hair transplant in this case would be exacerbated by the potential costs associated with complications. A FUE hair transplant is a better option.

3. Scalp Micropigmentation

Scalp micropigmentation is not a hair transplant, but it’s a possible alternative for those who simply want to better their hairlines, especially if they are keeping their hair short. Scalp micropigmentation is a fairly simple process. It involves tattooing the scalp in a way that mimics the appearance of hair. Again, this means that its effects are subtle and are for those who plan to keep their hair a certain length and style. But it’s a viable option for those who don’t want anything drastic.

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