Is Hair Loss Preventable?
Men and women who suffer from genetic hair loss may not be able to prevent losing hair, but they can take preventative steps to avoid baldness. According to Dr. Paul Glat of Dr. Glat Neograft in Philadelphia, hair replacement procedures can be performed long before a person has gone completely bald.
In fact, popular hair restoration procedures like Neograft – a treatment done using a method known as follicular unit extraction – are actually easier to do when patients are still at the earliest stages of hair loss. Dr. Glat says it is generally more difficult to treat a patient with severe hair loss, compared to a person who has only just begun losing hair at his temples or the back of his head.
For these reasons, and many more, Dr. Glat recommends that men and women who think they may be interested in hair replacement in Philadelphia come into his office early. In some cases, patients who schedule a visit with the physician early enough may be able to avoid surgical hair restoration, at least temporarily, in favor of topical creams or medications. Dr. Glat says there are topical products and certain medications that can slow down or halt the process of genetic hair loss, and some people have had success delaying their hair loss by continuing to take these medications over a long period of time.
Additionally, Dr. Glat says he knows of some people who have used lasers or light treatments to prevent hair loss. Although special lasers and lighting equipment have not been medically proven to help re-grow natural hair, Dr. Glat says there are reports that these types of treatments may be able to help with some patients.
The only sure-fire way to treat a patient at the earliest stages of hair loss is with hair replacement in Philadelphia. Dr. Glat recommends starting with smaller transplant procedures, and holding off on any large procedures until the time is right. One of the nice things about small hair restoration procedures is that they leave no visible scars. Men are far more likely to be willing to undergo hair replacement in Philadelphia when they find out that they will not have to walk around with any type of scarring afterward, since this makes it easier for these patients to stay incognito about the procedure that was just performed.
For more information on hair replacement procedures in Philadelphia, and to find out if you may be considered a good candidate for Neograft in particular, Dr. Glat recommends contacting his office directly.
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