About 25% of men with hereditary male pattern baldness start to lose their hair before turning 21.
About 66% of men have experienced hair loss by the age of 35.
And about 85% of men will have experienced significant hair thinning by the time they’re 50.
It may be common amongst men, but that doesn’t make it any easier if you’re losing your hair.
Hair loss can have a major effect on confidence that has a far-reaching impact on an individual’s life.
If you’re past looking for preventions and want to focus on hair loss solutions, here we run through some of the most popular.
Low-level laser therapy, known also as red light therapy and cold laser therapy, is thought to stimulate hair growth. The idea is that the hair follicles are encouraged to grow as a result of the laser invigorating circulation and stimulation.
Although it is considered to be less invasive than a hair transplant, the long-term safety and effectiveness of laser treatments are yet to be established.
Minoxidil and finasteride are the two clinically proven drugs that can treat male pattern baldness, slowing further hair loss and even resulting in some regrowth. Finasteride is a pill that’s taken daily, whereas minoxidil is liquid or foam applied to the scalp. It can take years to see results using these drugs and both have potential side effects, so it’s important to do your research into these treatments.
Wigs and hair toppers
A wig or hair topper is another option you could consider. Both can be made from synthetic or human hair, and come in a range of styles. Choosing between a wig and a hair topper usually comes down to the level of hair loss. If you want full head coverage, then a wig would probably be the way to go.
Hair toppers, on the other hand, cover specific sections of the head and are designed to match your own hair. The different types you can choose from include: part topper, top topper and crown topper.
Scalp micropigmentation is done using an electric tattoo device. To create the appearance of a fuller head of hair, very small, layered dots are used. This creates the appearance of a shadow that gives the hair depth. Scalp micropigmentation is semi-permanent, so top-ups may be needed.
Hair transplants are considered permanent and can restore your hair. The procedures most common are FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant).
In FUE, hair follicles extracted from the back of the head are made into grafts and placed onto the area where the patient is experiencing the hair loss. With no need for stitches and a quick recovery, this is the less invasive option.
In FUT, a strip of skin is taken from the back of the scalp to harvest the hair follicles. These hair follicles are then inserted into the balding areas of your scalp.
Hair transplants are popular because of the natural-looking results possible. Since both procedures use your own hair follicles, the hair that grows will match your own hair, behaving and looking the same way.
But the cost of hair transplants in the UK can put people off. For an FUE hair transplant in the UK, you’ll be looking at paying anything from £3,000 to £15,000.
That’s why so many opt to go to Turkey for their hair transplant procedure. Turkey boasts some of the most talented medical specialists around and hair transplants can cost as little as £1,800.
So, if you’re experiencing hair loss and are looking for a long-term solution that’s cost-effective, give us a call today on +44 121 288 4552 to speak to one of our specialists.