Masking Of Natural Hair

Artificial Masking

Throughout history, hair loss has been a prevalent issue for both men and women. Hair loss is a natural process that occurs in every 2 out of 3 men and 1 out of 5 women. In general, 60% of men are genetically programmed to lose hair while women lose hair mainly due to hormonal changes.
In the past, people tried to compensate for hair loss by masking the changes. They used elaborate wigs, toupees or other hair systems that were glued to or woven into their hair to hide the obvious loss. These methods were only temporary and were often a great source of embarrassment to the person using them. About fifty years ago, in the late 1940s, the first hair transplant technique was discovered. The "punch method" moved large groups of hairs from the back of the head (where there is hair genetically programmed to produce hair for the entire lifetime) to the areas of the top and front which required hair. However, the punch method resulted in poor survival of the transplanted hair, painful damage to the nerves or arteries supplying blood to the scalp. There was also obvious scarring in the area from where hair was removed or replaced, and a very noticeable "pluggy" appearance. Punch grafting should be completely obsolete. This cornrow approach caused as much harm as it did good and the final results were aesthetically questionable. Other methods to avoid are scalp reductions and flaps. Both of these methods involve cutting and removing sections of the scalp resulting in painful, disfiguring scars. There has also been nerve damage reported by patients subjected to these methods. While fewer surgeons use these methods they are actually recommended by some. Our advice is simple whether you use our services or not. Avoid them. You are better off not having any procedure than one which can scar you physically and emotionally.
In hair restoration, drugs are - at best - a risky, short term and often ineffective approach. Rogaine and Propecia are the only FDA approved drugs for hair loss.(In Pakistan Rogaine is available by the name of Hair Max, Minoxin and Propecia by the name of Genesis).Rogaine was originally developed as a medication for high blood pressure, so its primary function is NOT the restoration of hair. That is a side effect of its main function. While Rogaine can grow a small amount of baby hair within the crown area, it has no real affect whatsoever on frontal baldness. In addition, lifetime use of Rogaine is required. If discontinued, all new hair growth is lost. Plus, like every drug, it does have some side effects. If you age and require other medications for any reason you may have to discontinue Rogaine anyway. So, the results are truly temporary. Propecia, originally developed to treat prostate enlargement, slows down the balding process while growing some hair. Propecia works best for those who are just beginning to lose their hair. If you are in the very preliminary stages of hair loss, and after we evaluate your situation, we may recommend and prescribe Propecia, but, and we must stress, ONLY if it is appropriate for your needs. Our surgical methods are vastly superior and longer lasting than drug intervention. The only natural and permanent solution of hair loss is follicular Hair Transplant. Come discover how painless and effective our modern surgical methods are. Click here for your free consultation.