Hair transplant procedures have been refined over the years to be minimally invasive and carried out under local anesthetic. There is also quite a low level of discomfort associated with the recovery process.
As with any medical procedure, it’s definitely worth really thinking it through before going ahead.
Is your hair loss being caused by a health issue?
If your hair loss is being caused by a health issue, then a better route than a transplant is to address the root cause of the health issue. If you are able to resolve the problem, then your hair should regrow by itself without the need for surgical intervention.
- Hormonal changes – changes to hormones brought about by pregnancy, thyroid issues, contraceptive medications can cause hair to thin.
- Alopecia – Alopecia is an autoimmune condition where the immune system mistakes the hair follicles for a threat and attacks them.
- Stress – undergoing a stressful event can cause the hair to thin. Generally, when the person is no longer feeling stressed, the hair will regrow.
- Medication – Some medications can cause the hair to thin.
- Deficiency of certain vitamins and minerals.
If you are concerned about hair loss, it’s a good idea to consult with your doctor in the first instance. They will be able to determine the cause of your hair loss and whether you will be able to resolve it through medical treatment or whether a hair transplant could be a viable option for you.
Are you a good candidate for a hair transplant?
According to the Harley Street Hair Clinic, in order to be able to carry out a successful hair transplant, you will need to have healthy hair growth at the back and sides of your head. Hair follicles from the healthy areas will serve as donors to be transplanted to the areas where the hair is thinning.
Things like hair color and texture can also affect whether you are able to have a hair transplant. See the information on hshairclinic.co.uk for more information.
Dealing with the emotional side of hair loss
A lot of the reason that people want to get a hair transplant is because of the impact it has on their well-being. For people who aren’t eligible for a hair transplant or who don’t want to get one, it can be really effective to take steps to deal with hair loss’s emotional impact.
People might deal with hair loss’s emotional impact by talking with a licensed therapist. Therapists can be a useful tool to help you to come to terms with hair loss, put it into perspective and also help you to reframe it so that you aren’t so affected by it.
You could also consult with a stylist who specializes in helping people who have thinning hair. A stylish will help you find a way of wearing your hair that suits you and allows you to regain some confidence in yourself.