Hair has always played a big role in cultures around the world. For the most part, a full head of hair whether you are a man or woman is preferred over thinning hair or baldness. People have many options as to how they address their hair loss. Stylish wigs and hair pieces are available for people of all ages. There are over-the-counter and prescription options available which are intended to help a person grow hair, and there is the hair transplant. Those who are hesitant about taking drugs to restore hair are left with two options, wigs or transplants. Is one better than the other?
What Is Causing the Hair Loss?
Before you can decide which is better, you need to know why you are losing hair. There are situations where a wig will be a more sensible option than getting hair transplants.
There are several reasons why a person may begin to lose their hair. If you have a family history of hair loss, it is a matter of genetics. Male-pattern baldness and female-pattern baldness run in families.
Hormonal changes and medical conditions can also cause hair loss. Some drugs used for conditions such as arthritis, cancer, depression, hypertension, gout and heart problems can cause hair loss as a side effect.
Other causes such as stress or certain hairstyles or hair treatments can cause hair to fall out. These causes are usually temporary, unless the hair follicles are scarred. Then the hair loss could be permanent.
Temporary or Long-Term Solution
When hair loss is due to a temporary cause or a cause that can be remedied, your best option may be to get a wig. In the short-term, a wig will be far less costly than a hair transplant. If there is a possibility that your hair may grow back, as with completing cancer treatments, lowering your stress levels or changing your hairstyle, a wig or hairpiece should be suitable until your hair is restored.
On the other hand, when hair loss is permanent, you can talk to Dr. Khosh about hair transplants. After a thorough examination, he can advise you on your suitability as a candidate for hair transplants and explain which method would best suit your needs.
If you are experiencing hair loss and desire to make a permanent change, call Dr. Khosh. You will receive personal care with outstanding results. Schedule your appointment today.