Hair loss is a condition that impacts millions of people worldwide. Different factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, and medical conditions, can cause hair loss. It can affect both men and women and can occur at any age. Permanent hair loss can be incredibly challenging to deal with, as it can significantly impact a person’s self-esteem and confidence.
If you are experiencing permanent hair loss, it’s essential to know that solutions are available. From hair transplant surgery to scalp micropigmentation and hair replacement systems, there are various options to consider.
At Absolute Image Consulting, we want to help you make an informed decision about how to address your permanent hair loss.
How can you know if your hair loss is permanent?
If you are experiencing hair loss, you should work to determine the cause before you seek a hair loss solution. Stress, hormonal changes, poor nutrition, medications, and more can cause temporary hair loss. However, it may be permanent if your hair loss is persistent and does not seem to improve with lifestyle adjustments or treatments.
We recommend scheduling an appointment with your doctor, healthcare provider, or a hair loss specialist for diagnosis and treatment recommendations. You want to rule out any health issues. You can implement solutions while you work on a diagnosis. However, we do not recommend investing in a permanent solution, like hair transplant surgery, until you have a diagnosis and clearly understand the implications of the surgery.
What solutions are available?
- Hair Transplant Surgery: This procedure involves moving healthy hair follicles from areas of the scalp with denser growth to balding areas. The process is permanent, and results may take six to 12 months to realize.
- Scalp Micropigmentation: This technique uses special pigments injected with a small needle to create the appearance of thousands of tiny hairs on your scalp. The process is permanent, and the results are immediate.
- Hair Replacement Systems: This solution uses replacement hair that attaches to the scalp or existing hair to restore the appearance of a full head of hair. Hair replacement systems are semi-permanent and can provide seamless coverage that blends with existing hair.
- Medication: There are a variety of medications that can help slow down or stop hair loss. Finasteride and minoxidil are popular prescription treatments for genetic and endocrine-related hair loss. Depending on the cause and severity of your hair loss, your doctor may recommend one or more of these medications to address the issue.
- Laser Therapy: Low-Level Laser Therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses lasers to stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth. Results vary, but many people experience some regrowth of hair.
Who is a candidate for hair loss treatment?
Anyone experiencing permanent hair loss may be a candidate for treatment. Depending on the severity and type of hair loss, you may seek different solutions or a combination of treatments. For example, if you are in the early stages of hair loss, you may want to try medication and invest in a hair replacement system.
Many people are not a candidate for hair transplant surgery. The surgery is invasive and expensive. A hair transplant is a surgical procedure that includes the risks associated with general anesthesia and recovery from surgery. The best candidates are in good health and have the resources to support recovery from the procedure.
An experienced hair specialist can provide accurate information, answer your questions and help you make an informed decision. It’s important to remember that each person is unique and deserves a customized hair loss treatment plan.
Is there a way to reverse hair loss?
Permanent hair loss typically means the hair will not regrow. However, there are treatments available that can help slow down the hair loss process. Emerging technologies offer solutions to stimulate the regrowth of hair with mixed results.
Some therapies and solutions may offer temporary or partial results for those experiencing permanent hair loss. However, most treatments will not restore your hair to its previous state.
Instead, we recommend focusing on your hair goals and how to achieve the look you want with the available solutions. You can have the look and feel of full and luxurious hair with a hair replacement system.
How does a hair replacement system help?
A hair replacement system is an ideal solution for those experiencing permanent hair loss. Hair replacement systems offer an effective way to cover balding or thinning areas. We can tailor the hair system to match your natural color and texture, giving you the look of full, luxurious hair. Or you can explore new colors, styles, and textures. Hair replacement systems offer versatility to create the appearance you desire.
The hair system typically uses high-quality hair which attaches to your scalp or existing hair and uses various proven methods for attachment. The method depends on your level of balding and the product used for the system. If needed, we can combine methods and products to create your custom hair system.
Discover the best solution for your permanent hair loss
Discovering the best solution for your permanent hair loss starts with understanding the cause of your hair loss and then exploring the available treatment options. Then you can work with a specialist to determine your best treatment plan.
Working with an experienced hair replacement technician will enhance your outcome. Whatever you decide, it’s vital to remember that you are not alone. You can find support and treatment to fit your needs, budget, and lifestyle.
At Absolute Image Consulting, we are dedicated to helping you make an informed decision about your permanent hair loss. Our experienced team specializes in hair replacement systems and solutions. We offer initial consultations to discuss your options and answer your questions. Contact us today to schedule a hair replacement appointment.