oth men and women have been dealing with thinning hair and even baldness with whatever technology was available at the time. Whether the treatments were dietary in nature, purely applied cosmetic, or even surgical correction, each generation has done their best to outdo the previous in terms of safety, effectiveness, and natural aesthetics. today’s hair transplant surgery techniques fit the bill of all three to a tee.
The best thing about hair transplant surgery as opposed to other types of hair replacement or cosmetic procedure is that you can continue to hold your head up in self confidence knowing that the hair that is growing on your head is truly yours.
In previous years, most men, and even women, were given only a handful of extremely limited choices when it came to hair replacement. “Hair plug” surgery, which left a person’s with a full head of hair, but also looked like it was “planted” like a golf course track were about as technologically advanced as it got. Other choices were to take medications or herbal supplements, or the worst of the worst, you bought a can of “hair paint” off the TV at 2 AM and sprayed your hair on in the morning just to feel like an idiot by afternoon.
It is a good thing that medical science keeps getting better, because in the last 10-15 years, a new procedure, called Follicular hair transplant surgery, has now given those with male pattern baldness or other hair loss the ability to get natural hair transplant surgery, using their own hair, and leaving behind a natural, thick head of hair that looks like it belonged there all along.
Follicular hair transplant surgery is far better than hair butchery as the surgeon can take as few as 1-2 hairs from the back of the head, where the thickest hair resides, and transplant them to areas of concern. This ability to transplant so few hairs at a time allow for a natural pattern of removal and replanting to take place, instead of the unnatural looking “plug harvests” that seemed to be the result of previous methods.
With these surgeries becoming more commonplace, and as the cost for treatment comes down due to perfection of the technology, the need to try to hide under a rug or scrub and rub chemicals on your scalp at night can be replaced with the self confidence and great look provided by your own head of hair.