Nov 9, 2019

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The Risks of Hair Transplant Surgery

The Risks of Hair Transplant Surgery

One of the many solutions people experiencing hair loss turn to is hair transplant surgery. While many people have found success with hair transplant surgery, many people have found that it did little to help their hair loss, and some even found that it burdened them with several side effects.

Deciding to go forward with a surgery is a big decision that should not be taken lightly. Keep reading to learn more about the potential dangers of hair transplant surgery.

A Quick Note
It is important to remember that no one experiences surgery in the same way. Just because a potential side effect is listed below, that doesn’t mean you will necessarily experience them. Furthermore, everyone has a different medical history that will affect how they experience surgery. It is important to discuss any potential risks in regards to your medical history with your doctor or other medical professional.

Scarring
Most people will experience some form of scarring following a hair transplant surgery. This happens because a hair transplant surgery usually involves the transfer of hair through a hair transplant graft, flap surgery (where the bald section of the scalp is cut and removed), and scalp reduction surgery. As you can tell from the names of the surgery below, each involves some degree of scarring.

In addition to the cosmetic concerns that can arise from scarring, the scars may become reddened, raised, or itchy following your surgery. This can cause a great deal of discomfort to the patient, as the scalp is one of the most sensitive parts of the body.

Nerve Damage
Unfortunately, nerve damage is one of the other potential risks of hair transplant surgery. Nerve damage can happen to either the donor part of the scalp, the recipient part of the scalp, or both. However, a bit of numbness following the surgery is completely normal, and should only become a cause for concern if it lingers for a significant amount of time.

Death of Skin Grafts
Another risk of hair transplant surgery is the skin graft dying either before it is placed or after. This can lead to failure of the hair to grow after your surgery. This may lead to considerable frustration for the patient who went through a surgery without being able to see any tangible results.

Alternatives 
Based on the above list of potential risks, you may find that hair transplant surgery isn’t for you and that you want to look for an alternative. Fortunately, there are many other avenues you can take, such as medications, topical treatments, shampoos, and even laser treatments.
One new method on the market is scalp micropigmentation. Through this process, a technician will apply pigments to your hair to fill in any gaps in your hair line. Following the treatment, your hairline will look much more full and dense than it did before. If you’re considering trying out scalp micropigmentation services for yourself, you should check out scalp micropigmentation companies like Scalp Micro UK.

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Nov 2, 2019

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Postpartum Alopecia

Postpartum Alopecia

Giving birth to a child is often one of the most beautiful and happy moments in a mother’s life. After waiting for nine months, her little bundle of joy is finally prepared to enter the world and begin their life. This is a time of incomparable joy and unbridled happiness.

Sometimes, mothers may develop a condition called postpartum depression, a condition that has gained national attention since many celebrities have come forward and talked about their experience with the disorder.

However, postpartum hair loss is not as frequently discussed. This blog aims to change that. Keep reading to learn more about this disorder that affects many new mothers.

What Causes Postpartum Hair Loss?

Pregnant women are beyond familiar with hormones. Throughout pregnancy, fluctuations in hormones can dramatically impact one’s body and surprise, surprise! Hormones are the cause of postpartum hair loss.

During childbirth, the hormones shift dramatically as the baby exits the body. This hormone imbalance, along with the hormone imbalances that occur during pregnancy, leads the hair to fall out.

With less progesterone and estrogen in the body, the hair follicles lose two important hormones they need to facilitate proper hair growth. This leads to hair loss following the child’s birth.

What to Do

The last thing you want to worry about when your child was just born is hair loss. You should take steps to combat your hair loss as soon as possible. One way to do this is to take medications that facilitate hair growth, but there are more options out there.

For mothers who want a quick fix, you might want to try our scalp micropigmentation,. With this treatment, pigments are added to the hairline through a process similar to tattooing but without the pain. If you’re curious, read more here at https://www.hairlineink.com/scalp-micropigmentation/.

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Aug 20, 2019

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The Emotional Aspects of Hair Loss

The Emotional Aspects of Hair Loss

When we first notice out hair beginning to fall out, our first instinct is to immediately reverse that hair loss and get our hairlines looking full again. That instinct is motivated by the adverse emotional effects that can from losing our hair, most notably a huge hit to our self-esteem.

Despite being the instinct behind our motivation to combat hair loss, I found few resources online discussing the emotional aspects of hair loss. I decided to take the opportunity to create my own.

Why Is Losing Our Hair So Hard?

Losing our hair is so hard simply because of the connection our society puts between a healthy head of hair and attractiveness. Many cultures around the world see healthy, beautiful hair as marker of not only youth, but beauty. Hair loss directly impedes that association.

For many, their hair is an avenue for self-expression, similar to piercings and tattoos — without some of the same level of commitment. Hairstyles allow us to transform into a new person each day and convey a new attitude toward the rest of the world. For the more courageous people out there, hair dye let us change our hair to every color of the rainbow.

Coping Mechanisms for Hair Loss

Here are some of the things that people choose to do, after hair loss:

  • Put things into perspective

No one doubts the effect that hair loss can have on our self-esteem, but hair loss isn’t life-threatening. Over time, you’ll learn how to live with your hair loss.

  • Therapy

If you’re noticing that your hair thinning is having an extreme impact on you and your mental health, you might want to consider reaching out to a therapist.

  • Have hope

Don’t forget that you have options! The medical field has expanded to include medicine, shampoos, and scalp micropigmentation treatments from companies like DC Micro — all designed to have your hairline look full again.

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Aug 19, 2019

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Medicines that Cause Hair Loss

Medicines that Cause Hair Loss

A side effect of some medications is hair loss, which is a huge source of insecurity for many. To keep myself informed when using medications, I decided to research some common medications that may cause hair thinning.

  • Cholesterol Drugs

Drugs prescribed for lowering cholesterol may cause users to experience hair loss. Drugs known for this side effect are the popular Lipitor and Zocor. To avoid losing your hair, consider asking your doctor to switch you to Crestor which has not been shown to induce hair loss.

  • Accutane

Many struggling with severe acne have turned to the popular drug Accutane to clear up their skin. Accutane works well, but comes with a host of side effects. These can include dry skin, nose bleeds, and even hair loss.

If you’re taking the drug and are notice that your hair is thinning, speak with your dermatologist about other options that can reduce your acne while not promoting hair loss.

  • Antibiotics

Most of us will get bacterial infections during some course of our lifetime, and there’s no doubt that doctors will prescribe us antibiotics to fight off the illness. While fighting off the infection in our bodies, antibiotics lower our vitamin B and hemoglobin levels — two crucial ingredients for healthy hair.

Low levels of hemoglobin may lead some to become anemic, which can accelerate hair loss. Vitamin B is an essential vitamin for healthy hair, so low levels can also contribute to hair thinning. If you have to take hair thinning medications for an extended period of time, you’re likely worried about keeping your head of hair full. There a wide range of creative solutions out there —- pills, topical treatments, wigs, hair transplants, and even scalp micropigmentation services by companies like Team Micro. You don’t have to sacrifice your hair for your health.

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