Restoration For Hair Loss
The primary reason for a medical examination is to determine the reason for
hair loss although the examination may result in a diagnosis of an underlying disease that was never
Hair loss can often be a symptom of an autoimmune disease that enhance the over production of male androgenic
Although an underlying disease does not prevent hair restoration necessarily, it may be necessary to find a
treatment for the underlying illness before one can begin the hair restoration process.
The rationale for hair restoration is mainly esthetic. This is due to how
women feel about the way they look and how they want others to perceive her.
This part of the consultation with the hair restoration specialist is just as
important as determining the hair loss.
It is important that the patient has esthetic goals that she aims for hair
restoration to achieve.
The restoration specialist is trained to assist the patient refine their goals
of what hair restoration can accomplish.
There are many questions for discussion in the esthetic consultation,
- What hair styles the patient has so far been using to minimize their thinning hair
- What styles is the patient hoping to use following the hair
- Is the patient prepared to change their hair style to obtain the most from the hair
- Is the patient hoping for a ‘luxurious’ head of hair which may require hair weaving or
extensions. It is important to establish whether the patient wants to swim or exercise vigorously with
- What is the patient hoping to accomplish from the hair
- Should the transplantation not be an option due to scarring of the scalp or an underlying
illness, what other options for hair restoration are there?
By examining the results or the medical and esthetic consultation, the
physician is able to identify the appropriate restoration treatment for the patient’s
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Treatments for hair restoration are primarily surgical, along with other treatments
such as hair weaving or extending.
Surgical treatment for female pattern baldness can be combined with minoxidil or
finasteride which are both approved by the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) for treating androgenic alopecia
The best treatment for the patient will be determined by the
Hair loss can occur in women just as much men and there is an increase in the amount
of women who seek medical and surgical treatments for their lack of hair.
Women are more likely to recognize their hair loss and attempt to rectify it now
today as previously, they tended to ignore it.
Hair transplantation is chosen by many women who suffer with hair loss as a
hereditary condition such as female pattern baldness.
Treatment for hair loss should not be
undertaken until its initial cause is established with certainty.
Although female pattern baldness is
the most common type of hair loss in women, there are also other causes of hair loss that should be ruled out
before the commencement of hair restoration.