Male Pattern Baldness is a serious affliction that can have both physical and mental repercussions for the sufferer. Not only is the appearance of the sufferer compromised, their confidence and sense of self-worth may be significantly diminished. This makes the recently improved hair replacement technologies more attractive than ever. Using FUE hair transplant surgery, the healthy hair follicles of an individual can be relocated to areas that do not contain such healthy follicles. This can promote widespread hair growth both in the short-term and the long-term. Before undergoing such a procedure, there are a few tasks to undertake to prepare both physically and mentally.
First and foremost, it is important to determine whether or not the surgery is best for you and your loved ones. Ensure that your partner and children are happy for you to undergo the surgery as this will profoundly affect them as well. Once you have determined that you have the full support of your family, you will need to check whether you are applicable for the surgery.
There are a number of different causes of baldness due to the complex process of hair growth and maintenance. Visit a hair loss clinic to determine the best course of action for your personal case. Some applicants may not have the required healthy follicles to use as donor follicles during the procedure, these applicants would not benefit from FUE hair transplant surgery and may be best suited to alternative hair-growth options. Alternative options include non-surgical hair replacement therapies such as Minoxidil 12.5 and Propecia that have both proved effective at stimulating hair-growth.
If a hair regrowth consultant agrees that hair transplant surgery would work and benefit you, then the process can begin. It is important to ensure that your diet is healthy and mixed and you are receiving all of the nutrition that your body requires. Often hair loss can be a manifestation of insufficiency nutritional intake as hair growth is dependent upon sufficient nutrition.
Furthermore, some simple scalp exercises can be used to help improve the reception of the donor follicles and subsequently the effectiveness of the surgery. For roughly a month before the surgery is due to take place follow these simple steps.
- 1. Clasp your hands at the back of your scalp.
- 2. Press your hands against the back of your scalp and rub up and down so that your skin moves with your hands.
- 3. Repeat for 5 minutes in the morning and again in the evening.
It is also important to stop using medications and vitamins that may cause excessive bleeding during the transplant 3 weeks prior to the surgery. These medications and vitamins include aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E and certain anti-oxidants. Excessive bleeding may make you feel faint during your FUE hair transplant and could make the surgery more difficult for the surgeon.