For any individual, it is best to accept hereditary hair loss, Alopecia Androgenetica. When someone suffers from a hair disease or hair loss due to another cause, hair loss treatment will of course have to take place.
How does a hair transplant work in Turkey or abroad? Because for a large part of the people with hair problems it is not an option to accept the hair loss, different types of treatments have been developed. You can find these treatments here.
Living with hair loss
Before a doctor starts treatment, several things must be established. These are as follows:
- Medical history should be examined.
- Your problem must be well understood.
- The scalp should be examined.
- If necessary, further tests are performed.
- A realistic picture of the result of the treatment against hair loss must be presented.
In men, the diagnosis is usually quickly determined. Most men have AGA (hereditary hair loss). In women, however, the cause is often more difficult to determine, a cause other than AGA may be possible.
A distinction is made between the following types of treatments:
– Hair growth agents/medicines.
– Surgical treatments.
– Other treatments.
– Future treatments .
Good hair care and healthy living are also very important for healthy hair growth .
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Treatment – FAQ
- Is hair loss permanent?
Daily hair loss is normal and for the hairs that fall out, new hairs grow back. This is not the case with excessive hair loss. Hair loss can be temporary or permanent. A general practitioner or dermatologist can determine the cause of the hair loss and indicate whether it is temporary or permanent.
- How do I know if I’m losing too much hair?
There are some things to watch out for. Your scalp is more noticeable than before, you see a lot of hair on your pillow in the morning and your parting looks wider than before. Hair loss can also be noticed by large amounts of hair in your comb or in the shower drain.
- Can thin hair grow back thicker or fuller?
When the hair loss is a result of androgenetic alopecia, it does not grow back on its own. Hair loss due to telogen effluvium is usually temporary and usually recovers on its own. Recovery is possible if the cause of the hair loss is treated. Within 6 months, the hair loss will subside and you will see new hair growth. This is a process that sometimes takes longer than a year.
- Can hair loss be a sign of a serious condition?
Hair loss can be a normal phenomenon that comes with aging. Occasionally, hair loss can indicate another underlying problem. When you see a doctor with hair loss, an investigation is done into the cause. Thyroid problems and autoimmune disorders, such as lupus, can cause hair loss. This can be confirmed with a blood test.
- What is the best vitamin to treat hair loss?
The best vitamins and minerals to stimulate healthy hair growth are vitamin B complex including biotin. Iron, vitamins C and D, selenium and zinc also affect your hair growth and scalp health.
- Does a hair growth agent really help with hair loss?
Proven agents dutasteride, finasteride, minoxidil, the Diane pill and ketoconazole shampoo inhibit hair loss and stimulate hair growth. These drugs have more effect on some than others. Over-the-counter shampoos, lotions, supplements and tablets that promise you new hair growth and a full head of hair, unfortunately, often have little effect.
- What is a hair transplant?
A hair transplant is a surgical procedure in which healthy donor hair is transplanted into bald areas. It is a treatment used in people with androgenetic alopecia to restore hair growth.
- How much does a hair loss treatment cost?
Treatment rates vary. There is a big price difference between a hair growth agent and a hair transplant. Laser treatments, micro hair pigmentation, mesotherapy for hair loss and/or wearing hair pieces also have different price tags.
- Are the treatment costs reimbursed?
If you have hair loss treated for cosmetic reasons, the costs will not be reimbursed. Reimbursement is only possible with a medical indication and/or in case of a medical necessity. Reimbursement options and conditions are stated in your healthcare policy.
- Is it safe to go abroad for hair loss treatment?
Do good research on the treatment technique being offered and look at the experience others have with the clinic.
- How long does the effect of a treatment remain visible?
Only a hair transplant has permanent new hair growth as a result. All other available treatment techniques should be repeated.
- Which treatment is right for me?
A doctor can advise you on possible treatments. Which treatment is right for you depends on the cause of the hair loss and the extent to which your hair has been lost. Your health affects the possibilities.
- Will a hair transplant affect my other hair?
The procedure is performed with your own donor material and does not affect the other hairs on the head. Only when too large a number of hair follicles are removed from the donor area can the skin become clearly visible there. Therefore, be cautious if a specialist says that he can transplant very large numbers of hair follicles in a day treatment.
- Can treatment techniques be combined?
Yes, the options vary per person. Specialists often recommend the use of minoxidil for several weeks after a hair transplant. Always first discuss what is or is not possible in your situation. Do not start with a second treatment method without consultation.
- Is there a difference in treating hair loss in men and women?
Basically not. It is the cause of the hair loss that is being treated. A hair transplant can be done for both men and women. The scope of the procedure may differ, but the technique and method are largely identical. This depends on the solution or treatment that is proposed to you. Some hair growth products are suitable for men, but not for women.
- What is micro hair pigmentation?
Micro hair pigmentation or tricopigmentation is a technique in which colored pigment is applied in the top layer of the skin. The pigment gives the idea of hair stubble. Bald spots are filled in, a head of hair is optically fuller. Complete baldness gives the head a nice shaved appearance.
- Why are treatments abroad cheaper?
There are sometimes considerable price differences between domestic and foreign treatment rates. The reason for this lies in the fact of the costs that hair clinics have. Costs for both personnel and fixed costs are usually lower abroad.
- What if a treatment has no results for me?
If you do not see any visible improvements after a while, another treatment can be sought in consultation with a doctor. For example, another hair growth agent can be advised and/or you can consider mesotherapy or perhaps a hair transplant.
- Which treatment has immediate results?
Only hiding hair loss with a hairpiece has immediate results. Micro hair pigmentation also shows immediate improvement. For all other treatment options, you must be patient to see results.
- Which treatment method is safe?
In principle, all treatments are safe. It is important to choose a practitioner who has demonstrable experience with the technique and who applies the treatment in a suitable room. Both the use of a hair growth agent and the choice of a hair transplant carry a risk of side effects. Most side effects are temporary. Note that certain hair growth products can have serious side effects.
- Are there any treatments for hair loss in children?
Hair loss in children can be the result of medical treatment, an illness or medication. Depending on the cause, a (family) doctor can suggest a treatment.