If you find that you are losing your hair you may wonder if a hair transplant is a good option for you. There are disadvantages to having hair transplant work done, but the biggest advantage is that the result is usually permanent if it is done correctly. This means that if you have a receding hairline and have male pattern baldness, or some other hair loss pattern, then you should be able to get a satisfactory and often a very good outcome by having a hair transplant done.
The main limitation to hair transplant surgery for many people is the cost. This is particularly true for people living in the United Kingdom and the United States. For these people then, it may be a smart move to consider becoming a medical tourist, because after all, you can get affordable hair transplant surgery done in well-known and accredited clinics in some parts of the world, like Turkey.
You can travel to countries such as Turkey to get a FUE hair transplant done or even a sapphire FUE which uses a different type of blade made out of sapphire. Click here to find out more about how you can go about getting a hair transplant in Turkey.
Are there other types of treatments for hair loss available?
Besides hair transplant surgery such as the FUE and sapphire FUE, there are other treatments that can be done on their own or as part of an overall treatment regime to help you with your hair loss issues. For instance, there is platelet-rich plasma PRP therapy, which can stimulate hair growth. This procedure is often used in addition to a FUE transplant to further stimulate the growth of your hair follicles.
The PRP therapy works well because it uses your own stem cells and blood plasma to help with the healing of your tissues. Other options besides the PRP include the use of various prescription medicated foams and shampoos containing minoxidil or finasteride. These products can be helpful but it may take a while to see a result, and there may be side effects. Laser light is another treatment option which may help stimulate follicle growth.
The advantages of non-transplant options such as those mentioned above are that the cost is lower and the procedures are less invasive, however, you may not get the result that you want. Many specialists recommend combining say the PRP with the FUE since this gives you the best outcome. However, not everybody qualifies for a hair transplant surgery, especially if a person has poor health or not enough donor hair to achieve the look that they want.
The best advice is to consult with a professional hair loss clinic to see what options are available to you and what options you are willing and able to pay for. When you consider that a FUE transplant is permanent, it really is money well spent, but it will take careful planning, especially if you are considering doing it as a medical tourist.