8th November, 2021
Male pattern baldness is far from rare, affecting around one third of white men under 60, this increasing to 80% as age increases over 70. I’ve also recently learned that baldness is less common in black and Asian men. Some men are self conscious about baldness and are choosing to progress down the route of a more invasive solution – Men’s Hair Transplant.
The use of men’s hair systems has seen a significant increase in recent years, particularly since the increase in Zoom, where people are now critiquing their appearance so much more. There have also been more men in the public eye sharing their results through social media. The procedure is not cheap though, with estimates going from £1,000 to £30,000 depending upon coverage and procedure used.
The use of men’s hair systems has seen a significant increase in recent years, particularly since the increase in Zoom
How does baldness occur?
Baldness is caused by your own body naturally producing a hormone called dihydrotestosterone which attacks the hair follicles. The hair from these affected follicles gradually shrinking and producing shorter, lighter and thinner hair, until hair growth stops completely.
What do we mean by a hair system and a hair transplant?
Men’s hair systems vary, and traditionally, I’ve been more popular in the form of wigs, toupees and customer made hair pieces. Advances in the workmanship and technologies here have made these techniques and solutions natural and incredibly effective to the end user. Recently however, the more invasive technique of transplanting hair follicles from one part of your scalp to another, has had a significant growth in popularity.
What does the men’s hair transplant seek to do?
There are 2 goals of the men’s hair transplant. 1) Create thick hair to improve the overall appearance and 2) reduce further hair loss by retaining existing hair.
Why should you track hair transplant progress?
The full results from a hair transplant are obviously not instant. The majority of patients see results between 6 and 9 months, with some taking 12 months. There are also phases of healing which your scalp will go through, with the glorious healing period and unavoidable scabbing that can take place around the 2 week mark.
It is important to track and monitor the progress of a hair transplant
It is important to track and monitor the progress of a hair transplant. If you have gone down the surgical route then your chosen professional will do this for you however many people are choosing to monitor this themselves too, in between appointments. Here is where Myrror is ideal. Although, unlike other treatment tracking, it may be wise to invest in a selfie stick (or ask a friend) to ensure you get accurate and comprehensive progress images. Find out more about Myrror and where to download here.
The Belgravia Centre, experts in hair growth and hair loss prevention, have an excellent article on how best to track progress at home. https://www.belgraviacentre.com/blog/how-a-selfie-stick-can-help-track-your-hair-loss-progress/
This article is incredibly useful, it explains the best way to take consistent progress images, as well as recommending taking these at regular intervals. These progress images can be used as a reference tool with your chosen professional, as well as helping you to see the gradual positive progress, assisting with confidence.
Investing in a hair system such, as a transplant, is a big decision, so ensure you are in control of the journey, from start to finish. Myrror has a specific sub category within Hair for tracking this exact procedure. So keep those images in a single location, locked away in your own personal app. You will be able to create your own timeline of progress with easy side by side comparison between time points.
Where to look for more information on getting hair transplants
The first port of call for any aesthetic treatment is to look for reputable and regulated providers. We definitely recommend that you search for any provide through www.saveface.co.uk. Providers there include: