Hair loss commonly begins around the age of 35 years and by the time they are 50, most men have experienced significant thinning of their hair. Despite the fact that it affects the large majority of the population, hair loss leads to loss of confidence in each individual who experiences it. New technologies and techniques like Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE and micropigmentation can help prevent the appearance of baldness and thinning hair. In particular FUE hair transplants can make a significant difference in the appearance of the hairline.
Naturally-occurring hair loss
Common male pattern baldness is exactly that, very common. While sometimes hair loss is caused by stress, illness or poor nutrition, by far the commonest reason for hair loss, in more than 95% of the cases, is due to Androgenetic Alopecia or common male pattern baldness (MPB). The process occurs naturally and gradually, and in fact is hardly noticeable until it is quite far advanced. By the time hair loss is visible, fully half of the hair on a man’s head will have been lost.
Two thirds of all American men will see visible hair loss by the age of 35 years. And by the time they are 50 years old, around 85% of all men have significantly thinning hair. There are about 35 million men experiencing hair loss or baldness to some extent in the U.S. alone.
New technologies in hair restoration
Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE is a revolutionary new technology that allows specialists to carry out hair transplants by grafting individual follicular groupings to areas of the scalp, usually around the hairline, where thinning and hair loss are most visible. FUE is non-invasive, quick-healing, and there is little to no risk of complications.
Traditional techniques like Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) are invasive, slow healing and leave visible scars. There is also a risk of complications. By contrast a typical FUE procedure takes around eight hours, and healing is much quicker. The grafts take in a few days, and the redness is gone within four or five days. Healing time does vary by skin type.
Regain your confidence with hair restoration
Thanks to the new technologies, hair clinics can do wonders to reduce the appearance of baldness and thinning hair. Call a hair clinic today for a consultation to find out if techniques like FUE and micropigmentation can work for you.