While some men make peace with the idea of going bald, other men just won’t have it and they’re willing to go at great lengths to keep a full head of hair.
Hair loss remedies and treatments are as varied as they come, however, so far, results have not been as remarkable as one would hope.
Despite the abundance of supplements and topical treatments marketed to people, there are few options that actually work, and most of them only prevent further hair loss, somewhat delaying the inevitable.
Luckily, the science on hair loss is continuously evolving and scientists are coming up with treatments that not only prevent hair loss, but also help regrow lost hair.
Hair Loss Treatments That Work
Currently, the most efficient hair loss remedies are Finasteride (sold under the brand name Propecia) and Minoxidil (Rogaine/Regaine).
These remedies stop your hair for falling out and, in some cases, stimulate hair growth. To enjoy their effects, you must take them long-term.
A better solution to receding hairlines and thinning tops is hair transplant, a minimally invasive surgical approach to hair loss.
During the procedure, healthy hair follicles are harvested from the back of the head and used to populate areas on the scalp affected by hair loss.
The procedure offers a lasting solution to a receding hairline, however, only patients that still have enough hair in the back of the scalp qualify for the procedure.
Therefore, it’s important to decide on the procedure as soon as possible before it’s too late.
Possible Cure for Baldness?
Even though it’s minimally invasive, surgery can still make some people squeamish. But worry not, hair scientists are working hard on a pill that would make hair regrow, making other cures for baldness obsolete.
Pre-clinical trials for an osteoporosis medicine conducted at Manchester University have shown dramatic results in promoting hair loss.
The findings of the pre-clinical trial have already been picked up by the Italian pharma company Giuliani that seeks to start clinical trials on the new drug.
It may be years until the drug is released to the general public, but hope is still on the horizon.
While we’re waiting on a cure for baldness, hair transplant surgery remains a safe and effective way to treat hair loss problems.
Celebrities like Wayne Rooney and James Nesbitt have been open about their own hair transplant surgeries, paving the way for open discussions about male pattern baldness and its effect on mental health and self-image.
Although not everyone can afford a hair transplant surgery at home, hair tourism has made it possible to access quality hair transplant services abroad.
Budapest is a favoured hair transplant hot-spot thanks to the high quality of care and strict regulations that ensure services are up to EU standards.
Hair loss treatment costs are significantly lower even when you factor in the costs of travel and the costs of your stay in Budapest.
If you don’t want to wait around for a cure for baldness and your pockets don’t run as deep as some celebrities’ pockets do, getting a hair transplant in Budapest can be a great alternative.