If you’ve found yourself wearing a hat as often as you wear pants due to a lack of hair up top, you may be contemplating a solution that will give you the liberty to become hat-free. Forget shaving your head, wearing a wig and those dreadful hair plugs, think DHI microsurgery, where your barber won’t even be able to tell you’ve had a hair transplant or hairline redesign.
For some men, their hair is part of their identity. The process of losing it can be devastating. As a wife or partner, having to witness your loved one suffering the emotional impact of hair loss can be heart wrenching.
Making a joke about their progressively thinning hair is one of the most common ways that men try to hide their real feelings. If you notice that your husband or partner is emotionally impacted by hair loss, simply talking to them in a supportive way can help to ease the stress and sense of loss that often accompanies the onset of male pattern baldness.
An expanding waist line, wrinkles, thinning hair, grey hair and hair growing out of places it shouldn’t! Getting older throws us curve-balls from all directions. Thankfully, the world of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are now, more than ever before, tailored to men, gives us a realm of anti-ageing solutions to help keep our true age and our perceived age as far apart as possible.
We are going to talk about thinning hair, receding hair lines and grey hair and just how much of an ageing effect they have.
Do you sometimes make a joke about your progressing baldness, trying to make it sound as though it doesn’t bother you? Have you made wearing a hat an art form? As a man, finding a way to talk to your wife or partner about how you really feel about losing your hair can be extremely difficult. How do you bring up the subject? How do you explain the impact it’s having on you? What if you’re not taken seriously? Sometimes you may feel like it’s just easier to “grin and bear it”. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Many DHI patients find that once they discuss the impact of hair loss with their partner, they feel less anxious and more positive. We give you a few helpful tips to make broaching the subject with your loved one easier.
Male pattern baldness, also referred to as androgenetic alopecia, is a hair loss condition linked to changing hormone levels where the loss of hair happens in a distinctive pattern, starting with a thinning crown and receding hairline. For a man who’s father or grandfather suffered from male pattern baldness, chances are that the trait will be inherited. 55% of men have noticeable hair loss by the age of 40, however despite its prevalence, many people still have questions about male pattern baldness.
Gathered from over 47 years experience of hair restoration, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions relating to hair loss and male pattern baldness.
In a similar way to when keyhole surgery was developed to offer patients a less invasive option and reduce recovery time, the microsurgery version of FUE is what now sets the benchmark for hair transplants.
The DHI, or Direct Hair Implantation microsurgery hair transplant technique offers patients a comfortable procedure with minimal recovery time and 100% natural results as explained in detail below.
You may already know that DHT plays a role in hair loss, but what exactly is it? DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone and it is an androgen, or hormone, responsible for giving men their male characteristics, such as body hair, increased muscle mass and deeper voice. The 5a-reductase enzyme synthesises DHT from testosterone in areas such as the prostate and hair follicles. DHT is considered to be a contributor to male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia as it is thought to cause hair follicles to miniaturise.
Treatments that block DHT may be able to prevent hair loss. For those already suffering from hair loss, a hairline redesign or hair transplant could be an option for a permanent solution rather than prevention.
Until you start losing your hair, you probably don’t appreciate how much it contributes to your sense of self. In today’s ‘selfie society’ we are constantly reminded of our appearance and are bombarded by pictures of young, fit and good looking people. If what you see in the mirror everyday reminds you that you aren’t as young as you used to be, it can be pretty devastating.
The majority of men who experience hair loss suffer from negative psychological effects, such as loss of confidence and self esteem. Many report becoming socially withdrawn because they are embarrassed about their appearance. The good news is that those who sought treatment reported feeling more positive and had increased self-esteem after treatment.
A traditional hair transplant procedure such as FUT or "strip surgery" does require time off work. This technique involves a large incision at the back of the head to remove a section of hair follicles, which is then stitched back together. Recovery and time off work (typically at least a couple of weeks) is needed to recover and let the scar heal. Thankfully, today there are more innovative, less invasive options. Today's most advanced hair transplant technique is so delicate, you may not need to take any time off work.
We explain the most delicate and advanced technique below and why it could save you a long recovery period.
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Osteoporosis medication, originally designed for the bone-thinning disease is now being considered as a possible breakthrough treatment for baldness. A recent study shows potential for the drug to help stimulate the growth of human hair follicles.
Today, in terms of medications, patients are limited to the choice of only two FDA approved options - Minoxidil and Finasteride for the treatment of hair loss or androgenetic alopecia. Given the potential for severe psychological distress caused by baldness, more, but most importantly safe, hair loss solutions are needed.
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