Hair loss is can be effectively treated with the use of the different products and services available today. It is important however to first identify the type of alopecia being experienced before any medication or assistance is rendered. Prudence dictates the need for expert aid when it comes to diagnosing the kind of balding being experienced by a person. Most people rely on advertisements and online research for their hair loss information. While this can provide abundant resources on the matter, nothing can take the place of an actual professional guiding a person through his hair loss concerns. They can immediately give an assessment of the alopecia and recommend what can be best used to reduce or conceal its progression.
Male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss that men experience. It can result in the entire top of the scalp becoming bald. This does not happen all at once but takes years before it reaches this final outcome. It begins with a receding hairline, usually in the temporal as well as the frontal areas. This will progress to the vertex region of the scalp until they all come together leaving only the bottom half of the head with hair. What can potentially remain in the last stages of androgenic alopecia is regarded as the donor area.
This is where the need for expert guidance comes into play. Male pattern baldness can be treated with hair transplant surgery but it cannot successfully do so once it reaches a point where there are less healthy hair follicles than bald areas. The main limitation is found in the technique itself. It may only reposition hair follicles though it cannot create new ones. This requires a skilled professional to provide a good estimate where these can be extracted from while still being able to provide adequate coverage for areas experiencing hair loss. He must also be mindful of the resulting scar and where it is located so that it may be hidden by the patient’s existing hair.
It is easy to conceal hair transplant scars with long hair. This however is not always the case. Androgenic alopecia can sometimes go beyond the estimated donor area causing more hair to be lost and the scar to be revealed. The client might also want the option to change his hairstyle and wear it short. He would be unable to do so because of the obvious scarring from his previous hair transplant. The use of products such as concealers can help provide temporary camouflage. It can however prove to be very inconvenient because of the scar’s location at the back of the head. The patient might have to use different angles just to make sure that it is fully covered. This could take quite a bit of effort with potentially different results every time it is applied.
Camouflaging hair transplant scars with the help of scalp micropigmentation provides a better alternative. It can permanently hide it from view without the need for constant reapplication. Layering well-placed pigments over the site of the trauma is not enough. It must also do so over its surrounding areas to create a smoother transition with the existing hair follicles. This method gives off the semblance of real hair even when viewed up close. It is important however that the scar is flat when treated. A raised scar is just as obvious as one that does not have scalp micropigmentation. In fact, it might be more noticeable even with the treatment. Using Fraxel laser technology can be used to reduce scar tissue should it be required, prior to scalp micropigmentation.