We, on average tend to lose approximately 100 hairs a day from washing or brushing our hair. However, if you’re shedding more hair than usual you may be suffering from the unfortunate side effects associated with hair loss. Hair loss can occur in anyone but is a problem more commonly associated with ageing men. Hair loss can occur for a number of reasons; as a side effect of medications, hormone imbalances, genetics, stress and age. Hair loss can range from mild hair thinning to total baldness. While the cosmetic appearance of hair loss can be troublesome for many hair loss suffers, it’s important to look beyond appearance and consider the other side effects of losing your hair. Many people suffer badly from the lack of confidence as a result of hair loss. Confidence is such an important aspect of your day to day life, from the social side of things to the professional. Regaining confidence after hair loss is now made easier and more effective than ever with the development seen in the hair transplant process.

Prevention Of Hair Loss or Further Hair Loss

Some forms of hair loss can actually be prevented or the rate of hair loss decreased by minimising stress, eating healthily and using sensible hair care techniques. If possible (or relevant) consider switching any medication that is known to attribute to hair loss.

Go And See Your Doctor

If you’re worried about the amount of hair loss you are experiencing, it’s important to book in to see your GP as soon as possible. Your GP will be able to properly assess your hair loss and help look at possible treatment options which may not require hair transplants at all. They will also be able to inform you of you eligibility for a hair transplant by assessing the quality and structure of your hair, should you require one.

Try Hair Transplant Surgery

Hair transplant surgery is a possible solution to hair loss and is an operation that involves taking existing hair from donor areas from your body and relocating them to the affected area. For most people the hair dominant donor hair will continue to grow and will not be affected by the procedure. The outcome of the procedure will depend on the individual and can also depend on factors such as hair colour, texture and quality. In most cases it can take 3-4 months to see the full results of the hair transplant operation. The procedure itself benefits from being relatively un-invasive, which is also a bonus.

Consider Going Abroad

While there are a wide range of hair transplant surgeons available in the UK, many patients are choosing to go abroad to receive treatment for their hair loss. Going to Turkey for a hair transplant is becoming increasingly popular. This is vastly due the quality of the procedure out there as a result of skilled surgeons, top quality equipment and also the factor of affordability. It is much cheaper in many cases to have the procedure done in Turkey as opposed to here in the UK.

Hair loss needn’t mean the loss of your confidence too, so rest assured that there are ways to improve your confidence and quality of life after losing hair.