While everyone ages differently, there is one thing that seems to follow and haunt everyone. The thinning and loss of hair. This isn’t even something that is subject to people who are older, as people in their 20s and 30s often notice their hair starting to thin out as well. People draw confidence from having a full head of colorful hair, if this starts to fade, so does their self-esteem.
Thankfully, hair restoration exists to not only get your hair back to what it once was, but also to restore your confidence as well. Before you jump right into it, there are a few things you need to know as it might help guide your decision. Here are seven medical facts about hair restoration that you should know about.
It Doesn’t Have to Always Involve Surgery
When you think of hair restoration, the first thing that might come to mind is surgically implanting new hair onto the top of your head and then being extra careful with it while it heals. What many people don’t know is that there are several methods to help restore hair without having to undergo this situation.
People are starting to look to PRP, or Platelet Rich Plasma, therapy to help restore their hair without any surgery. Not only that, PRP hair treatment is growing in popularity and more and more clinics are starting to offer it. What is PRP you might ask? It helps use your own blood to stimulate hair growth on your scalp.
Without the need to recover or rest for days or even weeks after surgery, it at times can be quite obvious to see why people are starting to experiment more with PRP therapy. If you are someone who wants to avoid surgery but still get a full set of hair, you should look towards methods like this.
Hair Restoration Aren’t Instantaneous
We do have to mention that if you are expecting instant results when you get any sort of hair restoration done, you might want to curb your expectations. While there are treatments to help combat these issues, they do take time to take effect, especially because of how long it takes for the hair to grow.
If you follow standard procedures after your therapy or surgery, you are likely going to have to wait four to five months for the new hair to being growing and up to a year to experience full hair growth. If you are looking to get a full head of hair for an important event coming up in your life, we recommend you start early so your hair can be ready.
It’s Available for Everyone
A common myth that we hear is that hair restoration is only used by male clients. While balding and hair loss occur more frequently in men, that does not mean it does not happen to women and that also does not mean they aren’t allowed to get the necessary treatment either. If a woman is noticing her hair is starting to thin out or bald, she can have hair treatments done to help fill out her scalp and give her that full look that she is looking for.
Oral and Topical Creams and Medications
If you aren’t looking for a major treatment or therapy but still want to be proactive in combating hair loss, you can look towards oral and topical medications.
Most of these medications are over-the-counter and they can help to slow or reverse the effects of mild hair loss. We want to emphasize the word ‘mild’ here as you are best looking towards other treatment methods for baldness or severe hair loss. Research and testimonies claim that these creams do help promote hair growth in minor cases.
Hair Restoration Is Safe
Whenever there is a treatment or surgery involved, the first thing people ask is, is it safe? We can assure you that these treatments are safe and their effects have been studied to help ensure that the patient will not suffer any serious issues. That does not mean there are no side effects at all when you undergo treatment.
In PRP therapy, for example, you might experience bleeding or swelling afterward. This is completely normal and will subside quickly. Hair restoration has proven to be a safe method for people who are looking to get that head of hair back.
People Can’t Recognize Hair Restorations
Hair restoration can be fantastic but people are always worried about their hair looking fake, or that people can easily tell they have had something done to it. Statistics have shown that around 85% of people are unable to recognize a hair restoration or hair transplant when they see it. That means there is a great chance no one is ever going to know the procedures that you have had.
Continuing on that, 15% are generally impressed by the procedures and how realistic they look. If you are worrying about your head of hair looking fake, don’t, book an appointment today and get your hair looked after.
Hair Will Fall out
One thing people don’t know about hair restoration and hair transplants is that oftentimes your newer hair will start to fall out several weeks after the procedure. Once again we must state that this is a normal medical process that will correct itself in time. The hair is falling out and will be replaced with new fresh hairs growing in. If you notice this happening, take a breath and relax, as your body is doing what it has to.
These are just a few things you should know about hair restoration before booking your treatment. If you are still unsure, we would advise you to continue doing research so you can make the best decision for yourself. Once you finally have your hair restored, you will be back to feeling like a confident person, ready to take on the world. Don’t let your hair be the reason why you shy away from crowds.
With so many different treatment options from non-surgical therapies, to transplants, to creams and ointments, there is no reason why you should continue to struggle in your daily life. Find a method that works for you and dive right into it!