At one time, the only options a man had when he first started to lose his hair were to buy a hat or wear a wig to cover it up. Luckily, things have improved greatly since then, and a man who’s starting to go bald today has a number of treatments available to him which will help to give him back a full head of natural hair.
During the early onset of the balding process, the hair starts off by weakening and thinning out. At this first stage, the best course of treatment that can be taken is to start taking hair growth vitamins. These will feed the scalp all the vitamins and nutrients that it needs to promote strong healthy hair growth, and should at the very least delay the balding process. The treatment can be taken as either a course of tablets, or as a solution that’s applied directly to the scalp – either as a mousse or in a daily-use shampoo. They combine a number of vitamins that should be beneficial – each treatment will be different, but they usually include: biotin, vitamins c e & b complex, PABA, silicon, pantothenic acid, and l-lysine. The treatment will usually need to be maintained over several months to be effective, and a full course should cost in the range of $500.
Should the hair loss have become too pronounced, and the scalp already started to become bald, then hair transplant surgery will be the only effective treatment worth considering. This is a relatively new cosmetic surgery procedure, which has become remarkably popular and successful in its recent years, although the hair transplant cost is still fairly expensive. The basic premise of the surgery is that hair is harvested from a donor site on the patient’s body, and transplanted to the bald area of the scalp. The hair can either be removed as a strip from a part of the scalp that still has a covering and then grafted back to the bald area, or groups of follicles can be plucked from elsewhere on the body and punched back into the scalp in clusters. The second process is more effective, and results in less scarring and a quicker recovery time – it’s also the more expensive, however.
So with the cosmetic surgery industry turning its sights on helping traditionally male problems, and a range of home treatments available for those who don’t quite need the professional help yet – the age-old problem of how to hide your bald spot, could soon be a thing of the past.