Male pattern baldness is surrounded by many myths. Some examples of these myths say that baldness comes from wearing hats and others say that it is exclusively from the mother’s side of the family that baldness comes. The reality is that it is increasing exposure of the hair follicles in the scalp to DHT or dihydrotestosterone, that causes balding in men. What DHT does to the pores is to make them shrink slowly over time so that they would soon completely disappear. And this is why bald men have this smooth, shiny look on their scalp.
Here are some other myths that people believe about baldness and hair replacement which are not really true.
People say that having hair replacement will make you hair look unreal. Disguising your hair is often made fun of especially if you wear a wig or toupee that looks like a mop or a dead animal. Today, however, there have been advancements in the hair replacement industry that have led to more natural-looking wigs and toupees. These wigs and toupees look and feel like real hair. Washing and styling your wig or toupee is possible.
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Some people don’t want to wear wigs and toupees, and they can find other non-surgical hair replacement procedures that make use of existing follicles to create thicker hair and nicer looking frontal hairline.
One such procedure is laser therapy. In this procedure, low-grade, low-heat laser is used to penetrate the outer layer of your scalp and increases the blood flow under the skin. This increase in blood flow stimulates the growth of follicles, leading to more natural growth.
In non-surgical grafts, strands of hair from parts of the scalp that has better growth are transferred to the balding areas. In this location, the scalp will continue to nourish the hair since they are planted directly into the dermis. So these strands transferred o the balding area will then continue to grow.
People are afraid that they will not have a natural hairline with hair-replacement therapy. Today with the latest grafting technology, your hairline will look and feel natural even with hair grafting.
The effectiveness of surgical procedures is far superior than non-surgical procedures according to many, but this is not really always true. Many bald male go through surgical graft which is a legitimate procedure. There are many people who undergo surgical grafts yearly and come out with great results. The results it thicker fuller hair and a more defined outline. But surgical grafts are not really the best nor the most effective choice for every type of baldness. The overall strand density of people with thinning hair and type A alopecia is no affected by cutting out pieces of hair and thus will not be effective. This type of hair problem is best remedied by wearing a wig, laser therapy, or non-surgical grafts.