Dealing With Hair Loss: What You Can Do

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When it comes to healthy minds and healthy bodies, the skin and hair is often the most popular place to see changes.

For most people, jumping in the shower and indulging in a good hair care treatment might be a weekly occurrence, but for others, the very idea of scrubbing what little you still have might be a recipe for disaster. Here are the facts about hair loss and the options you have to combat it.

The Causes Of Hair loss

Many hundreds of thousands of people across the world will suffer from hair loss at some point in their lives. For many, this can be a temporary thing, either from stress or a change in lifestyle. For others though, the very real issue of permanent hair loss can’t be understated. 

We tend to think of hair loss as a male issue, with male pattern baldness being one of the most common types of hair loss, but this isn’t always the case. In fact, there are many women who suffer from hair loss throughout their lives, and it can be an embarrassing condition that negatively impacts their mental health and wellbeing.

What Are The Options?

Amongst the very real threat of fake information, there are some nuggets of real information out there that really can help with hair loss.

Caffeinated Shampoo

A popular and fairly cheap option for most people is to try a caffeinated shampoo. This type of shampoo stimulates the hair follicles and can help to bring back a bit of vigor to your scalp.

If you are suffering from hair loss due to illness or stress, this is an easy option that you can try, with most caffeinated shampoos being over-the-counter treatments that don’t require a prescription.

Follicular Unit Extraction

If you’re looking for something much more permanent, then follicular unit extraction (FUE) might be the option for you. 

According to hshairclinic.co.uk, FUE is a minimally invasive treatment that can be carried out under local anesthetic by a skilled professional. The results vary, but most people (around 98% of people) will see hair regrowth in the treated area to a level that is very satisfactory.

This type of treatment is not as invasive as follicular unit transplantation, but it does need to be carried out by a skilled professional to get the results you really want to see.

Follicular Unit Transplantation 

When most people think ‘hair transplant’ they are usually thinking of follicular unit transplantation (FUT).  

FUT is definitely a more invasive treatment than FUE, and it is required that the procedure is done under anesthetic. Small pieces of the scalp are removed from areas that have good hair growth, and they are split into individual follicular units.

The follicle units are then grafted onto the scalp using small holes cut by the surgeon to ‘fill in’ areas of balding and concern.

Due to FUT being a much more invasive treatment, there is usually a requirement for a team of healthcare assistants and nurses to be on hand, but the procedure is safe when completed by a licensed practitioner and usually gives great results.