Balding is common all throughout men of varying ages in the United States. In fact, if you yourself are not experiencing some stage of the balding process, it is more likely than not that someone you know on a close personal level is. This is because more than half of all men (two thirds to be more exact) have hair that is already beginning to thin (if not at a more advanced stage of the balding process) by the time that they reach the relatively young age of thirty-five. And by the time that they reach fifty, a whopping eighty-five percent of all men have begun to lose their hair — or are much further along in the process of balding. All throughout the country, millions of men — just about thirty-five million, to be exact — are in the process of losing their hair, and this has taken a toll on the lives of many, particularly when it comes to losing confidence.
There are options. Hair treatment like hair transplant surgery is becoming more and more common, and hair specialists around the country can help you to determine what type of modern hair loss solution and hair restoration solution is right for you. For those suffering from hair loss and going to a hair clinic can be the ideal way to get back your hairline again — as well as a considerable amount of confidence. But the typical procedure used to perform hair restoration – called a FUSS procedure, which stands for Follicular Unit Strip Surgery – has a number of complications. This all comes down to how a FUSS procedure works – which is by taking a strip of hair and skin from the back of the head (where hair is typically still growing in healthily and has a good thickness) and moving it to a place where the process of balding has become prominent and obvious. While this is a relatively effective procedure, it is a more major one, leaving a noticeable scar behind for what is likely to be the rest of the FUSS patient’s life. This means that they will either need to get a scar revision down the road or wear their hair at a certain length to cover it up as much as they can. On top of this, the chances of infection are relatively high, as a FUSS procedure involves a large section of skin being removed, sometimes opening the door to further medical complications if the wound is then not cared for properly. Finally, a FUSS procedure has a long healing time before the patient is fully back to their new normal.
Fortunately, a FUE transplant has presented a viable hair restoration option to many with thinning hair, and the typical FUE transplant is far preferable over a FUSS hair transplant. For one, a FUE transplant is far less invasive than the typical FUSS hair transplant. A FUE transplant, which stands for follicular unit extraction, does not take a large strip of skin away from the back of the head but instead works by removing naturally occurring clumps of hair and transplanting them to an area where balding is becoming (or has long since become) obvious. These naturally occurring clumps typically only involve a few strands of hair and as many a hair follicle, but can incorporate as many as eight, depending on the person. The recovery for the FUE transplant is much lesser than the recovery time for a FUSS hair transplant, thus also lowering the risk of any serious complications — or any complications at all, for that matter — by a significant margin. A FUE transplant allows men who have had the procedure to go about their lives very much as they did before, as it leaves no scarring behind and allows much greater freedom in hairstyle, for which preference will differ from person to person, man to man. The treatment session for such hair restoration procedure is also typically shorter.
Hair loss is something that no one really wants to deal with, but it can be stopped with the help of hair restoration procedures. Hair restoration and hair loss treatment can bring back a head of hair and confidence.