Using a combination of remedies to treat male pattern baldness has been done before. The use of anti hair loss shampoo coupled with a good concealer is appropriate in the early stages of this condition. It will usually progress toward administering medicine over the required area or ingesting it as the case may be. As the alopecia advances, a more aggressive type of remedy might be required. Some opt for hair transplant surgery to try to increase their hair density. Others immediately go for scalp micropigmentation. There are those however who also use a combination of both.
Hair transplant surgery can be an effective means to address androgenic alopecia. It is best to use this remedy while the balding is in its middle stages. This might not be so applicable when male pattern baldness has already progressed into its latter phase. The reason is that this method only rearranges the healthy hair follicles. It does not cause the scalp to create new ones. When done at the right time however it can help increase the density of the scalp making it appear that hair has regrown. Note that the healthy hair follicles must come from the donor area. The surgeon must always take into consideration how the androgenic alopecia will look like when it runs its full course. This should be a location that is estimated to be unaffected by male pattern baldness.
Male pattern baldness begins with recession in the temporal and frontal areas of the scalp. It does so gradually sometimes taking years before it becomes noticeable. Some thinning and slight balding at the center of the vertex region usually follows this. The hair loss will slowly increase in diameter along with the other areas at the beginning of the condition. This will eventually result in the top of the scalp losing its hair and will form a horseshoe-like hair pattern. The only regions that will remain with coverage are the lower sides and back of the scalp. It is this large patch of hair that will constitute the donor area for hair transplant purposes.
The follicular unit extraction method or FUE is a surgical operation to treat baldness. It is able to effectively treat hair loss by directly extracting healthy hair follicles from the donor area and implanting them unto the places where hair is thinnest. This method is best for a receding hairline with minimal hair loss. It has been used however for balding over larger areas. This would usually take more than one session that can result in noticeable scarring at the point of extraction. It will appear as tiny dots covering the scalp when hair is worn short. This may be possible to be concealed however through the use of scalp micropigmentation.
Scarring is a normal occurrence when it comes to hair transplant surgery. There is a good chance that it can remain hidden when the patient’s existing hair grows out. The option to camouflage it with scalp micropigmentation allows these FUT scars to blend into the background even when they eventually become exposed. Some seek to only have the scarring treated. Another approach however could have the pigments layered over the entire scalp so that it can already in place in case the balding condition progresses beyond the donor area. It also provides greater density when the client chooses to shave his hair off.
FUT surgery and scalp micropigmentation is another good example of two remedies working together to provide an effective remedy for hair loss. They can both treat it on their own though a combination can benefit from the use of each other’s strengths to offset any possible weaknesses. It is best to get prior consultation however to determine the best approach to conceal any amount of FUT scars with scalp micropigmentation.
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