26 years old, male, diffuse hair loss. No hope to restore hair? HT is not possible ? (Photo)
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Hair transplant no possible claims a man 26 years old
If you don't have good donor hair, then surgery may not be an option. These are things you need to discuss with a doctor in person.
Scalp MicroPigmentation may also be an option but that is also something you need to discuss with your doctor in person.
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Diffuse Thinning - Treatment
For men who has lower density of hair on the back facial hair transplant is a good option. They usually can harvest and transplant at least 2000-3000 grafts from their beard area.
Hair shedding and hair transplantation
Diffuse hair loss can be addressed with better density than a hair transplant while stopping further loss, without surgery
There are two medical options to treat hair loss. One is finasteride which is a drug that inhibits an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase that is responsible for the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hairs that are sensitive to dihydrotestosterone will progressively thin until they disappear. When someone has that type of hair loss takes finasteride, it slows that progression and can allow them to have thicker hair for a long period of time. Unfortunately, medical studies t has shown long-term sexual side effects of finasteride. In addition, literature does not provide enough information about all the factors that cause hair thinning because dihydrotestosterone is not the whole story. Many men will take finasteride and still progressively lose hair. The other drug is minoxidil which is applied topically and appears to keep hair around longer so that it appears that the scalp has more coverage, but it does not reverse hair thinning.
For a patient like you, we don’t go for the hair transplant first. This is a significant change in the paradigm of how to treat hair loss. The standard approach in the past is to do a hair transplant. However, the patient continuously loses hair after a transplant. Many patients will opt to do another hair transplant and another one every few years until they reach the end of the donor area. Unfortunately, there’s a mismatch between the amount of hair that you have in donor and the amount of scalp you need covered. Eventually, people will have plugs on their scalp which is an obvious hair transplant.
In our practice, we have developed a non-surgical treatment called Hair Regeneration. A material for wound healing called extracellular matrix that is used to help regenerate tissue and skin by recruiting the adult stem cells to make this wound-healing mechanism. When this material is injected in a formulation combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP), it is remarkable in how effectively it can reverse hair thinning. We have hundreds of patients who come from all over the world and every week, we see more and more patients for this treatment as we continue to prove its benefit. It appears to have a minimum 3 years of benefit and maximum of 5 years. The younger the patient is and the more coarse the hair is, it appears that they get remarkably more volume and correction, which has a lot to do with early intervention. So when someone notices hair loss, the earlier they come, the better it is. I would actually say that in most patients who have existing hair, it far exceeds the benefits of any hair transplants. I hope that was helpful, I wish you the best of luck, and thank you for your question.
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Shedding hair. Treatment
Without a firm diagnosis, treatment should be postponed.
26 years old, male, diffuse hair loss. No hope to restore hair? HT is not possible ?
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