The world now wants to know, Is hair replacement safe?
With the newly outed reports of Wayne Rooney getting a hair transplant, there has been a flurry of questions from others about the procedure and whether it is a safe alternative to letting it all go.
The human beauty is important to many, and the effects of hair loss can have a devastating effect on one’s self image. Many have begun to ask experts about the procedure that Wayne underwent and if it is right for them.
Though the procedure is not for the light in the pocketbook, it has been deemed safe by most experts and can have dramatic results with little interruption to ones lifestyle. But even as it is safe and effective, it is not the only option out there. There are several different options for people losing their hair, and surgery should be used as a last resort, and does have some qualifiers involved.
The other options available are usually more effective in the earlier stages of hair loss, and include over the counter medication, prescriptions, and topical ointments. In recent years, Rogaine, Minoxidil, and other prescription medications have been shown to regrow hair for this purpose. Taken either orally or as a topical solution, these are essentially hormonal treatments used to stimulate the growth of hair that is already there, but dormant in growth. Usually applied on a daily basis, they are cheaper and less intrusive than surgery, but do require a concerted effort on the part of the patient to continue treatment until effective. Though effective on many, it can be frustrating to try to conquer the problem in this fashion on a mental basis, as they take time and constant application, and impatience may begin to wane the excitement of the patient, or even lead to frustration at the slow outcome.
The truth is that people will get different results depending on the extent of the damage and the individual. It may work well for some people and backfire on others. The effects vary a lot from one individual to another. People should be careful to weigh their options so that they are sure of what they want from the treatment.
It is very important that a person weight all of the possible outcomes of a treatment before they embark, as no treatment is 100% effective. As in the case of surgery, topical solutions and medications also may have side effects, higher or lower success rates, and be more productive for people with certain criteria. Even surgery has some pre-qualifiers. Mark Rooney is a case in point. With plenty of hair on the back and sides of the head, he was an excellent candidate for surgery as there was plenty of alternative landscape for hair to be taken from for replacing on the top.
Certain types of male pattern baldness will not allow for this, and a topical or medication may be the only choice. Some medication has been shown to affect potency in some cases, or even psychological changes in some users, while surgery does not on a hormonal level. It is advised that if you or someone you love is experiencing hair loss and are looking for possible solutions, to overlook as much material on the subject as possible, and try the least intrusive options before taking drastic measures, like spending 30,000 pounds for an outpatient procedure before medication of topical ointments that might be just as effective for a fractionof the cost and discomfort.
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