Having a head full of hair can be such a source of pride and confidence. Therefore, hair loss can be a major concern to you, depending on your professional or personal reasons. But don’t worry if hair loss has come your way. Hair restoration in Pasadena is also on your way through Dr. Gordon Sasaki at Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center.
Although surgical hair transplant is a permanent option to reverse hair loss, there are other ways you can stimulate hair growth without surgery. However, when you are deciding on hair restoration, you can consider the following factors.
- Your Age
Hair loss is mainly linked to the aging process. Therefore, your surgeon cannot advise hair restoration anyhow. You need to understand that ‘boldness’ in most cases, begins developing after the age of 30, meaning that to those under 30, a hair transplant is not their best option. This is because the hairline matures in the early twenties, and therefore you can’t conclude on the hair transplant without the hairline maturing. This means that it can be early to consider a transplant.
- Your Goals and Expectations
This is one of the most vital factors you must consider when opting for hair restoration. Your provider also must consider this to recommend the best hair restoration procedure that will help you achieve your results effectively. Please ensure that you have realistic expectations as the success of your procedure largely depends on your goals.
- Your Hair Loss Severity
Before any hair restoration procedure, your hair should be examined for miniaturization, which helps determine the rate of your hair loss. This helps in determining the best treatment plan that will deliver the best results. In case thinning is identified, a hair loss treatment course can be recommended in place of surgery, probably initially. This is aimed at stabilizing your hair loss so that you can continue with your hair transplant plans.
- Your Genes
Baldness can be inherited. This means that your genes are important factors to consider to determine the best hair restoration plan that will be more effective for you. Any decent doctor must look into your family history to understand the type of baldness in your bloodline. This can help project how far your baldness can go and at what speed you can lose hair. These are crucial considerations to make as although hair transplant is permanent, you could keep on getting bald in the untreated areas if your provider does not consider how far it can go to design the best treatment plan that can accommodate such future complications.
- Characteristics of the Hair in Your Donor Area
When going for a hair transplant, your provider spots a particular area in your head where baldness will not affect you, and it can be called a permanent zone. This is the area where the hair to be transplanted will be obtained from, and therefore important to consider some factors about the hair’s characteristics. Such factors include scalp laxity, hair density, texture, and Hair Skin Contrast.
- Are You Using Any Treatments?
As noted, baldness can continue even after transplantation, which is typically permanent. Therefore, it is vital to use hair treatments that will encourage and promote hair growth even after your hair restoration procedure.
- Your Overall Health and Lifestyle
You are supposed to address any serious medical condition before the hair restoration procedure. This means that you should be physically fit and in optimal health while undergoing the restoration procedure.
Your lifestyle also has a significant effect on the success or failure of your treatment. What you eat can promote hair growth and also improve your recovery.