Hair loss happens to be a very common problem not only in Pakistan but all over the world. Hair loss is suffered by both men and women. There are many causes as to why people lose hair. One of the main causes of hair loss is genetics. Whereby the hormone, testosterone is converted by the hair follicles into another hormone known as dihydrotestosterone which causes hair follicles to shrink in size leading to no hair growth in that area or very thin hair growth. Other common reasons for hair loss are stress, hormonal imbalance (for women especially), harsh weather conditions and pollution. Hair treatment in Pakistan is based on the cause of hair fall and our clinic in Lahore during initial consultation, we diagnose the reason of hair fall and then offer hair loss solution. Hair fall causes are not limited and treatments are based on diagnosis and cause of hair loss. In most cases, hair loss for men and women is temporary or is a natural part of ageing and so it does not require any serious or major treatment, as they tend to grow back. However, if it really makes an individual feel conscious, the following treatments for hair loss are available.
- Wigs:Traditionally before the advent of surgeries and effective medications, people wore wigs especially men for baldness. Although it looked unnatural then, today wigs look very natural and one reason for this is probably because they are made up of real hair. For women also, wigs are very common. Furthermore, hair extensions have also become a trend whereby the fullness of the hair is restored.
- Medication:medication is often given to both men and women to curtail, prevent and rectify hair loss and baldness. There are two medicines that help. The first is Finasteride and the second, Minoxidil. They both work by halting the alteration of testosterone (a hormone) into dihydrotestosterone (this hormone causes the hair follicles to shrink in size). The hair follicles are thus not affected by this hormone and can enlarge back to normal. Finasteride is a tablet whereas Minoxidil is a lotion that needs to be rubbed on the scalp. Women are usually prescribed Minoxidil, which is a lotion that needs to be rubbed on the scalp every day. It slows hair loss and increases hair growth. The problem with medication is that it is not a permanent solution. In most cases, it will benefit the patient especially if the patient is a woman going through a hormonal imbalance due to which hair loss is suffered. Therefore, medicines will work for her. However, in case of a man who is suffering from androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) which cannot be corrected via the use of medicines, the only option left is a surgery.Various treatments are available in Pakistan like surgical as well as non surgical.
- Hair Transplant Surgery:if medicines do not end up working as they should, the last option left is a hair transplant surgery. A hair restoration surgery is a procedure carried out under local anesthesia by a surgeon to correct severe cases of hair loss usually resulting in baldness. The surgery usually involves transferring hair from one place on the scalp to another to correct pattern baldness. Once transplanted, the hair grows out from the area like normal and therefore is a much better option than wigs or medicines as it takes hardly a few hours for the surgery to be completed and the results are quick. Furthermore, since it’s a minor surgery there are very little risks involved. The treatment is offered after careful evaluation whether transplanted hair will grow or not? Our clinic offers various hair treatments in Pakistan by a foreign qualified doctors.