The causes of baldness are not known. You can, however, reduce the risk of hair loss and reverse it by taking care of your hair, using special products designed to prevent hair loss and promote hair growth. There are also a number of treatments available that can help you regain lost hair which is as close as anyone can get to a baldness cure.
What Are the Causes of Baldness?
The causes of baldness are genetic. If your father or grandfather were bald, chances are you will be too. The production of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the body causes hair follicles to shrink and eventually stop producing hair.
What Types of Treatments Are Recommended for Baldness?
There are a number of treatments that can help you get your hair back. The first option is to have a hair transplant, where the surgeon will take healthy follicles from the back of your head and transplant them to the bald areas. This is an expensive option but there are some who opt for this treatment.
Other treatments help expand blood vessels in your scalp and help increase circulation to your hair follicles, causing them to grow new hairs. It also helps prevent further loss by inhibiting DHT from entering into those same follicles (which reduces their ability to produce healthy strands).
How Would I Know if I’m in a Decent Condition to Have a Hair Transplant?
If you are considering a hair transplant, the first thing you will need to do is book a consultation with a specialist. The doctor will examine your scalp and hair growth and decide whether or not they think they can help you.
If he thinks it is possible, he will then explain everything that would need to be done, as well as the expected results. If he believes there is no way he can help you, he will let you know this too so that there are no surprises along the way!
The process of getting a transplant involves several steps:
- A consultation with a specialist who examines your scalp and hair growth patterns;
- Testing for any medical conditions which may prevent treatment;
- An anaesthetic injection for any discomfort during surgery (this injection could make it hard for some patients to drive home after their procedure);
- Preparation of donor areas on the back or sideburns using local anaesthetic cream;
- Removal of follicles from the donor area using specially designed tools called punches;
- Insertion into the recipient area using special needle-like tools (graft needles), which hold grafts in place until new blood vessels form around them;
- Application of dressing over freshly transplanted follicles
How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Hair Transplant?
It’s important to know the recovery time required after a hair transplant. How long do you have to keep your head bandaged? How quickly can you return to work? These are all questions that come to mind when considering this procedure.
A full recovery will take between 4 and 6 weeks, but it can be longer depending on the number of grafts taken from your donor area. The more grafts used, the greater your risk for infection and swelling. Some patients also experience discomfort in their donor area during this period as well as some pain in their back or neck from sitting up straight for so long post-op. You will be advised not to engage in strenuous activity for at least 3 weeks after surgery; even then, if possible, it’s best not to overdo it too early!
Baldness is a serious concern for those who suffer from it. Hair loss can be caused by genetics, age, or stress. In most cases, hair loss is treatable with medication and surgery. However, in some cases, other treatments like therapy or hair transplantation may be more effective.
It’s important that you understand all your options before making any decisions about how best to deal with your baldness problem. Rest assured that there are a lot of treatments available for baldness. If you want to know more about these treatments, call us today at +353 (0)1 679 3618 or click here to reach us.