For many people, hair loss only seems to be noticeable in old age. Your hair naturally starts to thin out as the structure gets weaker, so many of us naturally lose some or all of our hair in the process. For others, hair loss can start as early as your twenties and we are starting to see an increase of male patients, especially who are not yet thirty, asking for hair transplant procedures to increase density and cover up balding patches.
There are a lot of uncontrollable factors that contribute to hair loss, including age and genetics. As men age, testosterone decreases, which then leads to the onset of hair thinning. If any of your relatives showed early signs of the condition, it’s most likely that you will too, so use this observation to anticipate and prepare for any hair loss problems.
Though hair loss is an unpleasant process, it is easier to accept and more manageable for middle aged men. When it happens prematurely it has the potential to be quite embarrassing and more difficult to accept.
Women Suffer Too!
While women are also susceptible to hair loss, they are exposed to more factors when compared to men. For example, hormone imbalances, pregnancy and childbirth are some of the changes that can trigger hair loss. Stress is also a trigger, so going through an emotional or physical trauma can also cause hair thinning. Fortunately these effects are typically short term.
One of the main differences between male and female hair loss is the excessive use of hair products and varying hairstyles that women use which puts immense pressure on the scalp – this causes hair follicle inflammation and eventually leads to hair loss. Tight braiding, buns and ponytails will cause traction alopecia which is a problem caused by constant hair pulling.
Both sexes should be aware that some medications for arthritis, cancer, depression, blood pressure, and heart problems might cause hair loss, as well as excessive intake of Vitamin A.
Combating Hair Loss
There are many ways individuals can combat hair loss. For example there are hair growth medications, wigs, extensions, and surgery.
At Bella Vou we have an expert team of hair transplant technicians who work with our lead surgeon, Mr Amir Nakhdjevani, to provide FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) and FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) Treatment. Both surgeries are dependent on individuals and we encourage our patients to come in for a complimentary consultation to discuss which method is most suited.
With FUE treatment, this involves removing healthy hair follicles directly from a donor area on the scalp (usually at the back of the head where the hair is plentiful) and grafting them onto the bald or thinning areas. This is normally preferred by men rather than women who prefer FUT treatment, which requires a strip of hair removed, usually from the back of the head and then follicular grafts are implanted onto the balding area. The scar is discreet and less noticeable.Bella Vou are one of the leading specialists in hair transplant surgery and hair restoration procedures in the United Kingdom. With an unrivalled level of service and knowledge, our cosmetic surgeons will work with you every step of the way to give you the results you want.
Hair Transplant Cost
We provide a variety of payment and finance options so that the cost of a hair transplant is one less thing to worry about! It has never been easier or more affordable to get a full head of hair and the look you deserve.
We currently have a new offer available to all customers of £1500 off the total price of your Hair Transplant surgery. To find out more about our offer and information on how we can help you to both prevent further hair loss and re-grow hair, simply contact one of the team to book a consultation.