Does getting a hair transplant have any advantages over taking hair loss medication? We look at the differences between these two approaches to hair restoration to make it easier for you to decide which is best for you.
Hair Transplant and Hair Loss Medication Basics
There are two main hair transplant surgery techniques. FUT Follicular Unit Transplant and FUE Follicular Unit Extraction offer a permanent hair loss solution that is suitable for men and women. Both surgical methods work by moving grafts of the patient’s own hair to the areas of hair loss. The difference between the two is in how the grafts are extracted. For FUT, a strip of hair is removed from the back and sides of the head, then is divided into grafts. For FUE, individual grafts of hairs are extracted with a micro-punch.
There are only two medications which are proven to be effective for hair loss treatment. Minoxidil, available from Vinci Hair Clinic under the brand name Maxogaine. It is a liquid formula which is applied directly to the areas of hair loss, while the other option, finasteride, is taken by mouth. Both medications work by stopping the effect of DHT on the hair follicles and can stimulate hair regrowth.
What are the Advantages of Having a Hair Transplant?
Vinci Hair Clinic’s specialists say that one of the key advantages of hair transplant surgery over medication is that the results are permanent. With finasteride or minoxidil, it is necessary to use the medication daily to maintain the results achieved. This does not mean that medication is not a good option though. Many people find using minoxidil or finasteride to be a convenient way to stop their hair loss from progressing further and get their hair back.
Which Hair Loss Treatment Should You Choose?
The best hair loss treatment for you will depend on many factors including the cause and stage of hair loss, as well as your personal goals and preferences for restoration. Before deciding on any treatment, it is advisable to consult with the specialists at Vinci Hair Clinic. They will assess your suitability for hair transplants, medication and other hair restoration solutions, and provide you with honest advice on how to get the results that you want.