This day and age, there is a vast number of products available on the market to combat hair loss. Some even claim that they can reverse it. But when they do, it’s only a tiny reversal and you never recover your full blown head of hair from it. A lot of products don’t deliver on their promises, but what else is new. Some products, however, are proven to be effective. There are no final solutions and or cures when it comes to hair loss. And not all products work equally effective for everybody. It’s a real chaos out there and it’s hard to make sense of it all for a young person who has only just begun to lose his/her hair.
You can take vitamin supplements, apply topicals, take drugs, wear a wig or get a hair transplant done today. All of these are claimed by their manufacturers to help you out with your balding problem. Vitamin supplements don’t really work. While it is true that you can be healthy by eating healthy, there is only so much you can do diet-wise in order to hang on to your hair. Part of it is genetic and you can never prevent hair loss completely.
Then there are drugs such as finasteride and dutasteride. These have a proven effect on your hair loss. They slow it down considerably, but never stop it completely. Hair transplants definitely reverse hair loss, in the sense that they cover up an area that was previously bald. A completely bald head can never be covered up completely, so hair transplants only partially reverse the ravages of the DHT hormone. Luckily, thanks to new technology, this type of surgery is becoming less and less invasive every decade.
Non Surgical Hair Transplants
While technically speaking there exists no such thing as non surgical hair transplants, when people mention it, they usually refer to a method where follicles are extracted individually. In the old days, strips of tissue were excised from the back of the head, making this a very invasive surgery. But nowadays, more and more clinics are offering the new way of performing hair transplants in a very non invasive way. It’s still not non-surgical, but at least it’s very non-invasive!
By extracting individual follicles, you are minimizing the trauma to the head. The tiny little wounds that are left in the back of the head are scattered. When healing, they leave tiny bits of scar tissue that you’ll never notice. Scar tissue only becomes a problem when lots of it is packed into a tiny space, such as is the case with strip hair transplants. The strip scar forms a barrier through which nerves cannot easily penetrate during the healing process. This makes the strip hair transplant very invasive. It’s something you don’t want to go through many times in your life.
Hair transplants where the donor follicles are extracted invidivually, are even more labor intensive than the conventional strip method. They are less invasive, but also more expensive!