Hair Loss Treatments Available
Topical solutions are prescribed to stimulate the scalp and blood supply. These lotions often contain plant extracts and can be effective at reducing and minimising hair-loss and stimulating new hair growth.
Hair transplants can restore hair permanently in bald or thinning areas. Various techniques involve the removal of hair from the sides or back of the scalp and replanting them on the top. The resulting growth is permanent but can take eight to twelve months to be noticeable.
Hair transplant procedures are constantly changing. They are usually performed under a local anaesthetic. The average age of male and female hair restoration surgery patients is 40. Final results can be excellent as long as there is some existing hair to build around. However, in the future this may not matter as a British hair restoration company is currently working with a world leading tissue and regeneration company in the ground breaking research of follicular cell regeneration. Clinical trials are in operation.
It should be noted that hair loss is a life-long process and further procedures may be necessary to fill in on-going hair loss.
Hairy Facts and Fairy Tales
What is Trichology?
Trichology is the science and study of hair and clinical trichology is the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and disorders of the hair and scalp.
Man's pre-occupation with hair dates back as far as 3500 BC. Julius Caesar was preoccupied with his hair loss and grew his hair long in the back and combed it all forward. He also wore laurel wreaths to camouflage his baldness.
Hippocrates, the father of medicine, made a potion for hair loss consisting of opium, horseradish, pigeon droppings, beetroot, spices and many other exotic ingredients (it didn't work!). Deborah Whelan, who is a registered trichologist, recently opened a trichology clinic, The Galway Skin and Trichology Clinic, tel: 091 565 148 Deborah is one of only two qualified trichologists in Ireland.