The amount of hair you have as a youngster and the amount of hair you are destined to hold on to during adulthood is mostly genetically determined. Male pattern baldness develops in stages as described by the Norwood scale. Presently, it is impossible to predict exactly how extensive your hair loss will be over your life time or whether it will lead to baldness. What we can do is intervene at any stage to attempt to stop further hair loss and stimulate new hair growth.
This can be done with:
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There are some prescription medications, topical creams or gels, and LED lights that stimulate the scalp and help regrow hair. You can also take certain vitamins, minerals, or dietary supplements (such as biotin) for the same purpose. Another option is platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy, which involves injecting portions of your own blood into the scalp to promote healing and growth.
FUE, also known as hair transplantation, is a permanent option that involves placing small follicles within the scalp to begin the process of hair regrowth. Depending on how extensive someone’s hair loss is, they may require multiple sessions of FUE before having a “finished product”.
Each session of FUE can cost between $4,000 and $12,000. The entire treatment can cost up to $50,000.
PRP therapy is a non-invasive, evidence-based option for hair stimulation. This method not only slows hair loss, but it also triggers the scalp to prompt new hair growth.