Finding a few strands of hair in the bottom of the shower or wrapped around your hairbrush may be surprising, but it is completely normal. However, if you are noticing huge clumps of hair falling out or it seems like the hair isn’t growing back that is considered abnormal or excessive hair loss.
People are often reluctant to seek treatment for hair loss because they believe nothing can be done. That isn’t always the case. Depending upon what is causing you to lose your hair, there may be various treatment options, such as hair transplant procedures or PRP therapy, which can completely stop, or at least dramatically slow down, your hair loss.
It can be shocking to see multiple strands of hair on your hairbrush or clumped around the drain, but if this happens to you don’t jump to conclusions and think you will be bald in a matter of months. Some hair loss is considered normal. However, some may not be normal and may require you to consider looking into various types of treatment such as strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction.
People often notice that when they have an itchy scalp for a prolonged period of time it can lead to an increase in hair loss. Sometimes the hair loss is so extreme that it causes people to think about looking into various hair transplant treatment options such as PRP therapy or FUE. The fact that the two often occur at the same time leads many people to believe that an itchy scalp actually causes the hair loss, but it doesn’t.
Most teenagers have enough on their plates without having to worry about hair loss as well. But, unfortunately, for some teenage boys, thinning hair seems to go along with the other stresses and trials of puberty. In some cases, the hair loss is due to external factors, in others, it’s because of genes. Options for treating thinning hair in teenagers range from correcting the source of the problem to surgical procedures such as strip harvesting or follicular unit extraction.
According to a 2016 survey conducted by the Statistic Brain Research Institute, 35 million men and 21 million women in the U.S. experience hair loss. Unfortunately, this hair loss can cause an individual to become self-conscious. Furthermore, since women consider their hair to be a source of femininity, hair loss can be especially difficult for them. Innovative hair restoration treatments like Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP Therapy) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) procedures are helping men, and women across the nation address their thinning hair; however, vitamin supplementation may be able to prevent hair loss before, or maintain hair after it has been restored.
Many people have at least one feature about themselves that they’d like to change. Some want to make a big nose smaller, others want to make thin lips look fuller. For others, a big forehead can be a source of embarrassment or discomfort. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce the size of a large forehead, so that it is more in proportion with the rest of a person’s facial features. Follicular unit extraction, or FUE, a type of hair transplant procedure, can be one way to shrink an overly large forehead.
Hair transplants help to reverse hair loss by moving hair from one area of your scalp to the area where you have balding or thinning. Once transplanted, the new hair is there permanently. Today’s hair restoration options are much improved over the procedures performed in the past. While people underwent hair restoration surgery once were left with huge, visible head scars, today’s methods, such as strip harvesting and follicular unit extraction (FUE) less much smaller, less noticeable scars.
It is assumed that hair transplant procedures are only for individuals who are showing early signs of pattern baldness or who have gone completely bald, but that isn’t always the case. Individuals who are experiencing extreme thinning of the hair may be a good candidate for hair follicle transplant procedures.
You’re concerned about your thinning hair, enough that you’ve seriously considered a hair transplant. But you’re also concerned enough about pain during or after the procedure that you’re hesitant to find out more about follicular unit extraction (FUE) or strip harvesting (FUT). While both methods of hair transplantation do require surgery, it’s important to understand that neither will leave you in extreme pain.