Balding is a reality that a majority of people would have to live with when they reach a certain age. Some might experience it earlier, gradually manifesting its symptoms as they age. Others might go through their thirties without seeing any signs of hair loss only to be visited by it well into their middle age. Age does not matter when it comes to hair loss and it is more of a common occurrence than a rarity. Being able to treat it however is quite an attainable goal given the right understanding of the condition and the use of an appropriate remedy.
Isolating the type of hair loss someone is experiencing is the preliminary step for its treatment. There are too many balding conditions to simply guess which among them is happening. Losing hair is simply the final result though it would be more helpful to know its cause. Was it gradual or sudden, in clumps or through shrinkage? There are different symptoms that ultimately lead to balding. Treatment for these cases is also quite diverse. Using a remedy that is more appropriate for another will only be a waste of time. Prior consultation with an experienced practitioner is important in order to know how to approach a specific hair loss condition.
Hair transplant surgery for example, requires a confirmation that the condition that it is treating is male pattern baldness. This will not be as effective on the other types of hair loss. The reason is that it requires a particular donor area to harvest hair from. A balding condition that causes the scalp to lose hair in random locations will not be a good candidate for this procedure. The areas where hair follicles will be extracted from need to recover and might result in scarring when fully healed. It needs to have actual hair strands from the area surrounding it to provide coverage. This is not possible for hair loss cases such as androgenic areata as well as conditions such as telogen effluvium.
The use of the follicular unit extraction method can demonstrate this requirement. Healthy hair follicles are required to be transplanted to a balding area in order to make it appear denser. This procedure merely repositions them but does not create new ones. Careful planning is required in order to maintain a good proportion of existing hairs along with transplanted hairs. This can be easily accomplished for the early stages of male pattern baldness. There are still a large proportion of areas with hair as opposed to bald spots. It may be an entirely different case however when the exposed regions become too wide to be able to receive adequate hair coverage. The top of the scalp can still receive healthy hair follicles though these will look too interspersed that it will be pointless to hope for the effect of a full head of hair.
The use of a scalp micropigmentation treatment can help create this desired outcome. It can work with the existing as well as transplanted hair follicles to make it appear denser. The pigments will serve to cover any exposed areas while the transplanted hair follicles will grow the hair strands that can offer a certain amount of depth. This should however be trimmed to a short length to prevent it from growing so long as to give away the semblance of hair that the scalp micropigmentation treatment is providing underneath. The disparity among the two will become obvious when the scattered hair is unable to manifest the same thickness on top as the pigments exude on the bottom.
These transplanted hair strands when shaved to a short length can also provide more texture to the flat pigments. Anyone who would accidentally touch a scalp micropigmentation procedure coupled with a follicular unit extraction surgery will be greeted with the sensation of hair. If it were just the pigments alone, the person who would touch the treated area might be surprised at the feel of skin instead of hair. Visual as well as textural accuracy is what a combination of scalp micropigmentation and a follicular unit extraction method can offer.