Hair loss. It’s a pretty major part of a lot of men’s lives once you reach a certain age. Maybe you’re one of the lucky ones, but chances are by the time you hit your late thirties your hairline isn’t what it once was.
So what can you do about it? Do you just soldier on and hope nobody notices? Shave your head? Invest hundreds of pounds in products to try and battle it? Or do you go the whole hog and go under the knife?
The truth is that there’s no right or wrong answer. But we’re here to help and we’ve put together some handy tips on each of the above options, to help make your transition to bald – or not – as easy as possible.
Shave it off and embrace the bald
This is a popular choice and one that often comes highly recommended from those who’ve done it. The problem is that unless you go for the full skinhead look, which involves a lot of upkeep, then your hair loss will still be noticeable.
Don’t despair though! There’s a nifty little procedure you can have done that will allow you to shave your head and still look like you could grow it all back any time you choose. It’s called scalp micropigmentation, or SMP, which is like a permanent make-up treatment for your head.
Pigment is injected into your scalp at varying angles and in several different shades, to create a very realistic effect of a full head of hair, just shaved very short. You can even choose your own hairline!
If you do plump for this option, remember to invest in some decent scalp care products. And don’t skimp on the razor either.
Hair loss products and treatments
There is no shortage of products on the market that claim to prevent hair loss, but whether they all work is another story. As a general rule, if you can buy it off the shelf in your local chemist, then it’s unlikely to restore you to your former glory.
There are plenty of products and treatments out there that do work, but you will need to do some research. Your best option is to consult with a hair loss specialist, or trichologist, to discuss your options.
Laser treatments, topical treatments and hair loss ampoules can all be very effective, but whether they will work for you will depend on many factors, including the type of hair loss you are experiencing and how advanced it is.
This one isn’t for the faint-hearted, as it can involve several hours on the operating table, but it is almost guaranteed to work.
In case you weren’t aware, hair transplant surgery involves harvesting hair follicles from a donor site (usually at the back of the head) and transplanting them to an area where the follicles have died off (most commonly around the temples). It can take a few months for final results to be seen, but there have been considerable advances in this treatment.
One thing to consider when planning a hair transplant though is that while it will replace the hair you have lost, it won’t do anything to prevent further hair loss, so you may need to hold onto some cash for a repeat procedure in the future.
Of course, the other option is to just accept your hair loss for what it is and carry on regardless. All we can say is, good luck! But if you’re tired of being bald and want to take back control, then pick up the phone and speak to one of our experts today on 07968 230787!