Given the sheer number of hair loss solutions available, it is not suprising that so many men have no idea what is the best hair loss treatment available to suit their particular circumstances.
In reality, the ‘best hair loss treatment’ depends entirely on the individual, their lifestyle, their tolerances, the extent of their hair loss, and of course, their budget.
For example, in some cases it could be argued that hair transplant surgery could be the best hair loss treatment, as it enables people to regain actual “hair”. On the other hand, some may consider the best hair loss treatment to be the least invasive, or the one that requires the least maintenance, cost or compromise.
To make an informed decision as to what would be the best hair loss treatment for you, lets first look at your options. All hair loss treatments can be split into three basic categories – temporary, permanent and supplemental.
Temporary hair loss treatments
This category includes all ‘cover-up’ solutions. By their very nature, they do not provide a hair loss cure, but they do enable the user to disguise their thinning hair. These include hair systems, and temporary concealers such as Toppik, Nanogen Nanofibres and DermMatch.
Temporary solutions do provide relief for many hair loss sufferers. Unfortunately, they are also subject to a degree of social stigma, and can leave the user feeling more conscious of their hair loss. Many of our clients have tried temporary cover-ups, and have remained dissatisfied with their hair loss.
Permanent hair loss treatments
The most common permanent solution is hair transplant surgery, however many clients complain of excessive scarring, and insufficient coverage of their balding areas.
Whether or not this option is suitable depends on the extent of your hair loss, the availability of donor hair and your tolerance for scarring. Furthermore, your budget must also be a serious consideration, as a hair transplant is generally the more expensive option.
The MHT® Micro Hair Technique is also a permanent solution. Whilst it would be easy for us to claim that MHT® is the best hair loss treatment, again, this depends entirely on your circumstances.
We believe passionately in our technique, as it provides a safe, permanent solution for hair loss, with none of the drawbacks associated with surgery, however there are some compromises required, principly the fact that you must wear your hair in a short, cropped style. That said, the style created is ultra-modern, is sported by many celebrities, and is accepted in all walks of life.
Supplemental hair loss treatments
There are drugs available on the market that claim to slow, stop, or even reverse hair loss. The effectiveness of these solutions can vary from option to option, and from person to person, however the promise of a pill to solve hair loss is enticing enough to encourage millions of men worldwide to try them. Such pills include Propecia and Procerin.
In addition, topical lotions such as Rogaine also promise to reduce hair loss. Although it is generally accepted that the benefits of such lotions are usually fairly minor, many of our clients have tried using them. There are also shampoos available, such as Revivogen and Nanogen Nanoguard.
Finally, there are several vitamins for hair loss sufferers, which claim to slow the onset of hair loss. Whilst their effectiveness is likely to be minimal, it is unlikely that they will do much harm, provided they are taken in accordance with manufacturers guidelines.
Other hair loss treatments
In addition to the above, there are alternatives available which don’t really fit into the categories above, such as Laser Therapy. Some claim to be permanent, but their effectiveness has been called into question and cannot therefore, be classed alongside ‘guaranteed’ treatments such as hair transplant procedures and MHT®.