Pills Vs Surgery: The Hair Loss Paradox
Hair loss is a very common problem that is faced by men and women of a certain age. Sometimes it is due to a side effect from other medications and at other times it may be due to an illness. Either way, a receding hairline poses a very daunting problem in the social lives of the people suffering from it. Although there are a wide range of solutions available, people are always hesitant about the kind of treatment that is suitable for them. Between medication and surgery, there is a lot of confusion about their effectiveness. Due to the pharmaceutical companies always promoting their products and you not having sufficient insurance coverage, it can be very difficult to treat the cause of your hair loss.
The more obvious problem with surgery is that it is very expensive. Unless you have insurance coverage or are a millionaire, being able to afford it is very difficult. However, it is because of the years of training that doctors have to go through in order to be certified and the sophisticated instruments that have to be used, that such form of surgery comes at such a steep price. However, there are more substantial guarantees because of the science involved. Surgeons would have to extract hair follicles form your donor area and create grafts that would have to be inserted with microscopic precision into incisions made on your scalp.
Several insertions would have to be made into your scalp throughout the day of operation and although unlikely, there is the remote chance of post operation side effects; but complications can be very easily treated with anti-biotics and pain killers. Semi-permeable dressings would have to be applied at least daily and two days after the surgery, shampoo would have to be applied to avoid the formation of scabs. Results would be seen three to six months from the date of surgery.
As opposed to surgery, the use of hair loss pills is not so complicated. The majority of hair loss medication can be ordered online and applying them is very easy too. The problem however, with such medication is that it may not be able to treat your cause for hair loss. Hair loss can be triggered by various factors and different initiatives would have to be taken to prevent them. If the cause of your hair loss is genetic in nature then certain pills which target dihydrotestosterone can be benefit you. Dihydrotestosterone, is a hormone that cases your hair follicles to shrink, thereby restricting the nutrients for your hair. Certain herbs can lower DHT levels and can therefore ensure the growth of healthy new hair. The use of hair loss pills is ill-advised when you are either pregnant or nursing; this is mostly because of the chemicals in these pills which can have harmful effects on your fetus. There is also the risk of other side effects as well which is why it is always recommended that you consult with a qualified trichologist before using such medication.
So regardless of whether you are looking for traditional or alternate remedies, rest assured that there are advantages and disadvantages of both. If you are worried about the state of your hair, then the wisest thing that you can do is to consult with a doctor and discuss your available options. If you have other hair loss experiences and remedies, then please feel free to comment!
This post was written by Syed Shadab and was sponsored by Haarklinikken Hair Restoration.
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