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Hair replacement techniques, whether non-surgical or surgical in nature have become effect ways for dealing with lost and thinning hair conditions.  Today there are a number of solutions that target all types of conditions with a replacement application from the non-surgical products to the different hair replacement surgeries.  Ironically, men who are suffering with lost and thinning hair oftentimes choose just shaving their heads bald to compensate for this.

But is that really the best option? It just depends on whether or not you view yourself as the shaved head type.  Some people may not agree with shaving the head because they feel it will not enhance their appearance.  However, due to financial reasons, they choose this because they feel that cannot afford a hair replacement procedure.  Sadly, the head shaving option is not always the wisest as it becomes more apparent that you are balding once the shaved areas start growing back and expose the balding areas.

Here are a few suggestions to consider if you are debating between having a hair replacement procedure performed or just shaving your head bald.  First and foremost, you should always consult [click to continue…]

The old adage “you get what you pay for” isn’t always true, but for the most part it is, especially where hair replacement surgical procedures are concerned.  However, the pain involved in just trying to find the best or most reputable surgeon to perform the replacement procedures and correct your hair loss is worse than the minor pain you feel once the surgery is completed and the anesthesia has worn off.  Trying to find the best hair replacement surgeon in the industry in your local area may be difficult.

As you study the subjects of baldness and the reasons why people go bald, you’ll probably use the internet to conduct the majority of you initial searches.  Through the course of your education about hair replacement surgical techniques, you will no doubt learn the different technical names, the potential causes, and other related factors.  The main thing you will learn is the different price ranges for these surgical procedures.  This will be helpful to spotting what could be scams. [click to continue…]

Granted, hair replacement surgery has always been what a person turns to for their hair loss since the more techniques came into play towards the end of the 20th century.  However, it wasn’t always that way.  During the 1930’s, the Japanese introduced this replacement technology to the world, but at that time, the hair replacement technique that surgeons was considered to be barbaric and exhibited numerous negative results.  My how things have changed and how technology has skyrocketed in this field.

A lot of understanding why these different technologies came into being is associated with the fact that surgeons initially were unprepared in the beginning.  The field was brand new and with the exception of very few surgeons (mostly in Japan and other parts of Asia), hair replacement was not initially welcomed in Europe, the UK, and the US.  No surgeon had been educated for this type of surgical procedure and it would take years for this type of surgery to catch up with.the global picture. [click to continue…]

It is almost staggering when you think about how rapidly the hair replacement industry has evolved in just the past 2 or 3 decades.  New innovations and technologies for the replacement of lost or thinning hair pop up every day and some of them are not always surgical in nature.  Not only that, but the percentage of successful results keep increasing all the time as well, whether it is a surgical hair replacement procedure or a non-surgical one.

For instance, one of the only recognized prescription medication that has been shown to be effective and is FDA approved is Propecia, the trade name for Finasteride.  So too is the case for the topical foam or ointment known as Rogaine, the brand name for Minoxidil.  When you start discussing non-surgical hair replacement, most people’s thoughts turn to hair “systems” such as hairpieces, toupees, and wigs.  This is no longer correct thinking since the advent of the two medications mentioned above occurred.

The advantage of these is that since they are non-surgical hair replacement methods, you will not be exposed to some of the potential side effects of the surgical procedures.  These side effects are not life-threatening. [click to continue…]

Hair replacement surgeries have been used for over 40 years now for the treatment of lost and thinning scalp hair.  There are several types of replacement surgeries that are commonly used today, most of which have beneficial results for the balding individual.  However, we are now at a point in the hair replacement industry where its history needs to be re-examined, the current procedures need to be enumerated, and the future of it needs to be evaluated.

As a result of its evolution, hair replacement surgeries have become a cosmetic surgery sub-specialty area.  In its earlier days, the procedure involved the transplanting of or punches of biopsied scalp segments containing conveniently sized amounts of hair follicles.  Initially, there was no specific course of action or plan for how the surgery should proceed.  Basically, the client and surgeon came to an agreement as to how the hairline would be established.

Over time, the aesthetic concerns for the alignment of the patient’s hairline along with the direction and growth of the grafts relative to the angulation of the scalp in the transplant sites helped to refine hair replacement surgical techniques.  The grafts were then implanted behind the established line requested by the patient.  There were roughly 20 to 30 grafts that were transplanted at a time while the hair donor areas were left open. [click to continue…]

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Trichotillomania or TTM for short is not only a hard word to pronounce, it is also a difficult disorder to deal with, but it can be corrected with psychological therapy and hair replacement surgery.  In the simplest of terms, Trichotillomania is the deliberate pulling out of ones hair, eventually necessitating a replacement procedure to be performed once the condition becomes severe enough.  The disorder leads to noticeable balding and can impact the individual functionally and socially so a hair replacement procedure oftentimes is inevitable.

How is the condition treated?

Aside from correcting the condition from a physical standpoint by employing a hair replacement procedure, the psychological side of the disorder needs to be addressed as well.  Additional considerations include the extent of the damage that has been done to the scalp by continually pulling out the hair.  In other words, has the person done so much damage that a surgical procedure won’t help? Only a licensed physician or experienced surgeon can accurately determine this. [click to continue…]

Post image for Hair replacement and some causes of hair loss

The concept of hair replacement surgical procedure was born out of the need for a more successful technique for correcting balding or hair loss in men and women.  This has always been a concern globally for men and women alike as well as being an emotional factor in a person’s life.  Today, there are a number of replacement methods and techniques to correct baldness, but hair replacement or transplant surgery has taken center stage in the industry.

In order to understand which hair replacement procedure needs to be performed, the physician or surgeon needs to accurately identify what is causing the person to lose their hair.  As a procedure that is not taken lightly and viewed as a modern, scientific one, the goal is to correct the condition while at the same time promoting healthier, more natural looking growth.  The following are some of the more common causes of hair loss or thinning and why one of these procedures may be necessary.

Androgens – one of the most common causes of balding stems from these male hormones which control the development of male characteristics and the maintenance of them. [click to continue…]

Losing one’s hair can be emotionally devastating, but it doesn’t have to be.  One of the more popular hair replacement procedures is known as scalp reduction.  It involves the surgical removal of a balding section of the scalp and then surgically connecting the remaining scalp sections for the replacement of the missing or thinning hair.  It is one of the more common hair replacement procedures used today, but you should be aware of a few aspects of this procedure before deciding on going this route.

Remember that you want to select a procedure that is going to provide you with the optimum benefits whenever possible.  There are advantages and disadvantages of the procedure that you need to be aware of.  Provided the surgery is performed correctly, this hair replacement procedure can restore the natural appearance of your scalp so that your hairline looks natural and like it did in years gone by.  However, there are certain aspects that have to be taken into consideration. [click to continue…]

Post image for There is more to hair replacement than meets the eye

What most people fail to realize regarding hair replacement procedures is the long range benefits that the individual gains once they have the procedure done.  The replacement of a person’s hair runs much deeper than the physical aspects and benefits involved.  For many individuals, male and female alike, it is a matter of how hair replacement surgery can restore their dignity and improve their self esteem, hence the reason for these procedures becoming so popular today.

For most individuals who have suffered with hair loss or thinning hair, the different methods and techniques that are currently available have witnessed great success rates over the past couple of decades.  However, what many people fail to realize is that there are psychological benefits to hair replacement procedures as well.  Losing one’s hair can cause serious psychological issues especially for women. [click to continue…]

There are several hair replacement techniques available on the market today for those individuals who are dealing with lost and thinning hair.  The replacement of hair is most likely going to involve some type of transplantation procedure to more the follicles from the donor area to the balding or thinning area of the scalp.  Each one of these hair replacement procedures has their particular advantages and benefits as well as a few disadvantages to be aware of.  The following are the 3 most modern techniques being employed today.

Follicular unit extraction (FUE)

FUE is one of the newer hair replacement procedures to be used in recent years and continues to be one of the most advertised and talked about methods of all.  It is commonly referred to as FUE transplantation and is a meticulous technique involving the relocation of minute quantities of hair follicles from the growing and healthy donor area of the scalp to the area where loss and thinning is taking over. [click to continue…]

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