While hair transplants are a common choice for people facing issues with hair loss or a receding hairline, it isn’t the only option you have. There’s a lot of causes for hair loss, and various approaches to dealing with it, one of which is a modern approach that uses the body’s own mechanisms in an effective way to produce remarkable results for a lot of people that have struggled with hair loss. If you’ve been looking for an alternative to hair transplants, this might be just what you’ve been waiting to hear about.
A hair transplant procedure is, as the name suggests, a process that involves moving hair from one place to another. A donor area is selected often from the back of the neck, and this hair is then moved to the area that has experienced hair loss or thinning hair. Initially, strips were made and placed into small slices made in the scalp, and this could leave quite a bit of scarring. These days the more conventional approach to hair transplants involves moving individual follicles of hair, this is time-intensive but results in far less scarring. However, it can still be quite expensive and is often described as not the most pleasant of treatments.
They can be quite effective in some situations where you are just trying to add definition to your hairline or fill in an area that has started receding. If you are bothered by thinning hair, balding, or want a solution to a receding hairline, it’s a perfectly valid option for a lot of people. Still, there are alternatives that if you are suitable for that may be a more appropriate choice. Somewhere between 10-80% of the transplanted hair will not grow back in four months, and the same as regular hair transplanted hair still has the potential to thin as time passes.
A big thing to consider when wondering if a hair transplant is a suitable option you, is if you have healthy hair to transplant. If you have experienced widespread baldness, extreme thinning, hair loss caused by medications, thick scarring on your scalp from an injury, you may not be a suitable candidate for hair transplant.
In recent years advances in science have resulted in a lot more options for people to consider. Some of them using impressive approaches that take advantage of modern styles of treating age-old conditions like hair loss. Platelet-rich plasma injections frequently referred to casually as PRP injections are one of these more modern treatment approaches. PRP injections are growing in use for various cosmetic issues, including hair loss. For many people, they provide fantastic results for people looking for thicker hair and to stimulate hair growth.
PRP injections are prepared from a quite unusual source, your blood. Don’t let this scare you though; the process is quite easy for a patient getting PRP injections. A small blood sample is taken, similar to a standard blood test, that is then processed into various segments. One of these segments has an extremely high platelet count, and this is what makes these injectables so useful. The portion high in platelets is carefully separated, and some further processing is done to prepare it for injection, this is then performed (in the case of hair loss) with a series of tiny injections across the scalp.
Skin Club in Melbourne assists its clients with various aesthetic concerns, including hair loss. They have a wide variety of treatments at their disposal, including providing their patients with modern cosmetic treatments like PRP injections. When you first see Skin Club, you will undergo an in-depth consultation process, that allows them to assess your needs and the current state of your issues, in the case of hair loss your hair and scalp. This attention to detail will enable them to provide services in a very patient focused way that takes the time to ensure the best advice is presented depending on a patient’s specific circumstances. Book a consultation today to learn how you may be able to rejuvenate your hair or reach any of your other aesthetic goals.