There are many causes for hair loss and just as many treatment options. Hair loss could be genetic, it could be due to diet, or it could be due to an underlying issue. The good news is, there are treatment options for almost all forms of hair loss. Continue reading below to help decide whether hair restoration surgery or another form of hair regrowth is right for you.
The Cause of Hair Loss
Hair loss could be caused by a biotin deficiency. This can be correct with a supplement or change of diet. The hair loss could also be genetic, and Rogaine®, a topical solution, could be all you need to restore your hair. These two types of hair loss are the easiest to correct, and they require no invasive surgery.
What is Biotin?
Biotin is essential in maintaining the health of the hair, nails, and skin. Those who have a deficiency in this essential vitamin will experience hair loss and skin rashes. Biotin related hair loss is easily treatable with a biotin regimen.
Male or Female Pattern Baldness
Also known as genetic hair loss, this type of hair loss occurs when the hair follicles stop regrowing. It usually happens around middle age; however, many young people can experience genetic balding too. Rogaine® or any other OTC topical solution is aimed at assisting with this type of hair loss.
Other Types of Hair Loss
There are many other reasons you could be losing your hair. Stress plays an important role too, and your hair loss could be stress related.
You may want to consider a hair transplant operation if biotin and Rogaine® have no effect. There are two primary types of hair transplant surgery. There is strip harvest, where entire patches of hair are transplanted to the treatment area; there is also individual hair follicle extraction, where each follicle is transplanted individually.
Is Hair Transplant Surgery Right for You?
If you have exhausted all other options it is time to consider hair transplant surgery. Even if you suffer from genetic balding, Rogaine® might not do the trick. If your hair loss is related to stress, you should consider hair transplant surgery. A specialist will help you determine which form of hair regrowth is right for you.
Seek a Consultation for More Information
For more information about achieving hair regrowth in the Massachusetts, Rhode Island or New Hampshire area, we encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with the New England Center for Hair Restoration. At our convenient locations in North Attleboro and Westwood, we can run tests to determine the cause of your hair loss and get you on your way to having a healthier, beautiful head of hair. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!