People who lose their hair relatively early in life, in their teens or twenties, can often become self-conscious about already appearing to be middle-aged when they are still, in fact, quite young. In some cases, hair loss restoration in Greensboro, NC can be the best means of resolving this issue, though transplants shouldn’t necessarily be the very first step you take. There are other strategies for restoring hair, such as through the use of DHT inhibitors, laser systems and other medical stabilization practices.
Anyone who has a strong family history of hair loss will, unsurprisingly, be at high risk for moderate to severe hair loss at some point in their lives. Keep in mind, though, that receiving hair transplants at an early age can result in depleting the supply of donor hair on the back of your head that you use for transplantation grafts.
In addition, just because you start experiencing hair loss at an early age does not necessarily mean you’ll continue to lose hair at the same pace over the course of the coming decades.
While hair transplants can be an effective means of restoring your full head of hair, it should be an option you opt for after you’ve exhausted your other choices, or after you’ve aged a bit more and have had time to analyze the way with which your hair loss progresses.
Steps to take before hair transplants
So, if you’re not going to get a hair transplant right away, or are simply not ready to take this more significant and invasive step toward restoring your hair, what are the other options that may be on the table for you?
The first option many people explore is to simply attempt to camouflage their hair loss. You’ll be able to find a variety of cover-up options available on the market that are primarily cosmetic. These products get applied to your scalp or hair to provide an appearance of fullness in the parts of your scalp experiencing thinning hair. These products are sold in a wide variety of colors so you can appropriately match your natural hair color. These products tend to only be a short-term solution for people who are just starting to experience hair loss and who have not yet had the opportunity to investigate more permanent, long-term solutions.
Another form of camouflaging hair loss is to use a hairpiece or hair system. When well-designed, these hairpieces can be difficult to notice, and can provide you with a lot of the confidence you may have lost due to the appearance of your thinning hair. This is an especially beneficial option for people who do not want to undergo surgery. Keep in mind that any hairpiece you get will require some ongoing maintenance, and will need to be replaced at regular intervals. If you do wish to get surgery, the hairpiece can still be an effective short-term option while you wait for the transplant.
Finally, there are some medical treatments available for hair loss that may be able to encourage natural hair regrowth. Two of the most common approved treatments include minoxidil (Rogaine®) and finasteride (Propecia®). Minoxidil does not require a prescription and is applied topically to the scalp. Finasteride does require a prescription, and is taken orally in a capsule form. These treatments can be used on their own or in conjunction with each other. Your doctor can recommend the best way for you to proceed with these types of treatments.
For more information about the various steps you can take for hair loss restoration in Greensboro, NC, we encourage you to contact Raveen Hair Replacement today.