If you are beginning to notice your hairline receding a bit, you might find your confidence shrinking right along with your hairline. You are not alone if your receding hairline causes you to feel self-conscious. A European study examined the impact of hair loss on self-esteem in men. Researchers interviewed 1536 men from five countries in Europe. The study found that 70 percent of men consider hair to be an important feature of their image. Sixty-two percent of men in the study felt that hair loss would affect their self-esteem.
A receding hairline is often caused by a combination of genetic factors, hormones and aging according to MedlinePlus. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to keep your hairline from receding. Board-certified Hair Restoration Surgeon Dr. John Frank explains some options to help you deal with your receding hairline.
Follicle Unit Extraction
This is a new minimally invasive hair transplant procedure that involves taking healthy hair follicles from the scalp and grafting them onto the bald areas of the head. A specialized tool is used in follicle unit extraction that allows the surgeon to remove hair from the skin without causing damage. With follicle unit extraction, the scalp heals much faster than traditional hair transplants. With Follicle unit extraction, new hair growth usually shows up between four and six months time.
Follicle Unit Transplant
This procedure is also known as “strip surgery”. It is a type of surgical hair transplant that involves transplanting a strip of hair and tissue from the “permanent zone”, which is more resistant to balding, and implanting this hair to the balding areas of the scalp. The “permanent zone” is located on the sides and back of the scalp. This type of surgery is popular as it minimizes trauma to the scalp and produces natural looking results.
Is Hair Transplant Surgery Right for Everyone?
There are contraindications for hair transplantation surgery, including cases where the donor area is completely depleted of hair follicles. To determine if hair transplantation surgery is right for you, it is best to contact a skilled surgeon who can determine the cause of your baldness and help you discover the best treatment option for your particular case.
Experiencing Hair Loss?
For more information about either follicle unit extraction or follicle unit transplantation, contact Dr. John Frank, M.D.
Dr. Frank has offices in both New York and Ohio and has performed thousands of hair transplants. Dr. Frank can help you determine the cause of your hair loss and talk to you about your treatment options.