Years ago, experts started advocating a new way of performing hair transplant surgeries. Instead of the traditional strip harvesting– meaning that doctors would take strips of hair-bearing tissue from part of the head and place them elsewhere, the experts started advocating FUE hair transplants.
Hair Loss Cures and Treatments
People experiencing hair loss often seek hair loss cures. Because there are many causes of baldness, cures will vary from patient to patient. However, the most common forms of hair loss treatment are hair transplantation surgery and medications, including Minoxidil (commonly known as Rogaine), which is available over the counter and applied topically, and Finasteride, taken orally and only available with a prescription.
Another cure for baldness that has found limited success is laser therapy. This is not a balding cure that works for everyone, but some people have found success using this treatment in medical offices or at home (with laser combs).
Finally, some people take treatment into their own hands, by optimizing their nutrition, which can affect hair loss and leave patients feeling healthier overall. Some individuals will seek miracle cures for hair loss, but these are rarely effective and often lead to disappointment.
Some patients are turning to Low-Level Laser Therapy Devices as a non-surgical hair restoration treatment for pattern hair loss.
Laser light generated by low-powered cold lasers has recently come into use as a non-surgical hair restoration treatment for pattern hair loss.
Improvements in instrument technology and technique have now made follicular unit extraction (FUE) a procedure competitive with strip harvesting for obtaining donor hair for transplantation.
Follicular unit extraction is one of the techniques for obtaining donor hair for hair transplantation.
Robotic FUE provides state of the art technology for hair restoration with great precision.
Research and Technology in hair transplant surgery have certainly come a long way; however, the innovative techniques have transformed hair transplant procedures tremendously.
New findings from research help explain why hair loss happens (ie. specific gene/hormone carried by individual).
A recent Men’s Health reported in a Spanish study, 62% of men who were balding experienced a loss of self-esteem.