Being able to provide the appropriate treatment for a certain balding condition is the key toward long-lasting and sustained improvement. The choices for the right hair loss treatment might be many these days. This only means that it can be more challenging to select the most effective ones while balancing it out with the cost to acquire it. Treating a balding condition in the past used to be wearing a hairpiece or simply combing-over hair in a certain way to cover the exposed areas. It consisted of time consuming daily routines that had to be meticulously accomplished to make sure that every hair was in place. Using the right balance of treatments in the present day however, can remedy hair loss to a far greater degree than ever before.
Balding has long been commonly associated with androgenic alopecia or male pattern baldness. This is well founded because most of the hair loss cases that men will experience throughout their lifetime will actually manifest themselves as this condition. There are other cases however that can cause a significant amount of hair loss as well. Conditions such as alopecia areata, telogen effluvium and balding brought about by medication or stress can account for a good number of cases.
A progressive case of male pattern baldness might require treatment that is calibrated toward the recession. Hair transplants are a good choice for balding in its more advanced stages. This however, is more appropriate to use in cases of androgenic alopecia. The reason for this is that the donor area for healthy hair follicles is more easily determined for male pattern baldness. This is where the success of a follicular unit transplantation (FUT) or a follicular unit extraction (FUE) operation hinges upon. The reason is that there are no new hair follicles generated by either procedure. There is only a redistribution of them throughout the scalp and knowing where to take it from can minimise the possibility of exposure of the scars that can result from its extraction.
Scar marks are part and parcel of these hair transplant procedures. A horizontal scar on the back of the head will result from an FUT operation while FUE will leave small dots by the direct extraction of the hair follicles.
A scalp micropigmentation (SMP) treatment is very effective in camouflaging baldness while still retaining a quality of permanence. It works as a concealer by covering up the exposed bald areas with layers of pigments designed to resemble “just-shaven” scalp hair. There are a variety of ways that this could be applied. It can be done on a clean-shaven scalp, upon thinning areas as well as an FUT scar. The process for the different applications is relatively the same. Most importantly, the results will all likewise be highly effective provided that the right SMP specialist using up-to-date materials, facilities and equipment performs the treatment.
SMP is also highly effective at covering scars caused by FUT hair transplantation. This means that the two procedures can be used in combination to produce exceptional, yet cost effective results. Call us for more information.