Hair Transplants for a Receding Hairline
One of the first and most obvious signs of aging for men can be a receding hairline. This can affect men from any age after puberty, although most do not suffer with it until they begin to reach middle age. It begins with a gradual thinning of hair around the temple and forehead, which works back over the scalp, with the hairline thinning and reducing and revealing more skin.
Why might I consider hair transplant surgery for a receding hairline?
Having a full head of hair can give men the feeling of youth, and a receding hairline can give the opposite feeling. A receding hairline is a reminder of age, and is often linked to a reduction in self esteem. Surgery might seem like a drastic measure, and should certainly be the last option to take after exhausting all non-surgical routes, such as topical creams and preventative measures. However, because of the enormous interest the procedure had become common place throughout the western world. This popularity has not only reduced the costs of the procedure, but has also increased the efficiency and the quality of all the procedures. Where as in the early days of the surgery, the area of the scalp which had been treated might appear obvious , especially as the hairs were growing in, nowadays the look of the hairline is much more naturally immediately, and in the long term it is often almost impossible to distinguish whether you have had the procedure or not. The immediate results and the enormous positive impact this can have on both your mental well-being and self esteem makes this procedure an extremely attractive option.
What to expect after surgery for a receding hairline
Results for hair transplant surgery for receding hairlines can be almost immediate, with a good growth within three months, and the hair effectively integrated within six months at most. As the surgeon uses hairs from your own skin they should exactly match in terms of colour, texture and thickness. After the procedure has been undertaken there will be some initial discomfort and redness, which should heal within a couple of weeks, and you ought to be able to return to work immediately. Some surgeons recommend particular skin massaging techniques or hair care habits in order to foster the best results, but you ought to discuss this with your surgeon. You ought to have a check-up consultation after you have undergone treatment for receding hairlines with your aesthetic practitioner in order to check the hair has taken evenly and that you do not require further treatment, as well as ensuring you have received the best possible care. After six months you ought to be able to continue life as normal, and you ought to be able to treat your hair as if you could never received a hair transplant for a receding hair line. There is a risk associated with any invasive or surgical procedure and you ought to discuss any and all possible outcomes with your consultant and you should consider these risks before agreeing to undergo any surgical procedure. The risks include an unsuccessful procedure, where hair does not fully integrate in its new position, or scarring of the scalp after the removal of hair from the back of the head or around the area of treatment.
What will a hair transplant for a receding hairline cost?
The cost of hair transplants depends on the area of your scalp being treated. This is sometimes calculated by the number of hair ‘plugs’ or sections required to re-establish the original hair line, or it could be worked out by the size of the area you wish to be treated. Treatment generally begins around £1500, but you ought to contact several clinics and compare their quotes in order to ensure you receive the best deal for you.
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