Hair transplant procedures are undertaken whilst the patient is under a local anaesthetic, though certain doctors may use a twilight anaesthetic, where low general anaesthetic dosages are administered as a milder form of sedition, should the patient request it.
However, even though it is not done under a general anaesthetic, a hair transplant is still a medical operation, and many patients are often hesitant to undergo one. So, if you’re facing baldness but aren’t keen to undergo surgery, what are your options?
Non-Surgical Hair Regrowth
There are seemingly hundreds of hair loss products available to men, although on closer inspection many will only claim to be nutritional supplements when the small print is read. This is because there are only two proven medications available that can claim to treat hair loss, and which have been licensed by the MHRA and approved by the FDA.
Together, these two medications can potentially halt your hair loss and also regrow thinning areas on the scalp, providing that these areas are not completely shiny and bald. A good hair transplant surgeon should always recommend that you try a medically proven hair loss treatment plan for a minimum of six months before a transplant is considered, as results from medication could prevent your need for a procedure.
An Alternative Method
So, a combined daily treatment plan would ideally contain Propecia, which blocks the hormone that causes male pattern hair loss in those who are genetically predisposed to sensitivity, DHT. For most men, a second medication called minoxidil can also be used, namely to regrow thinning areas.
Propecia comes in a set daily dose, but depending on your type of hair loss, minoxidil is available in different strengths up to a 12.5% minoxidil cream. Minoxidil stimulates regrowth, and Belgravia also combine a selection of added ingredients, such as azelaic acid, to our minoxidil formulations that appear to block DHT when applied locally.
So, if you’re unsure about undergoing an operation for the sake of your hair but want to halt the rate of loss and potentially regrow thinning areas, a consultation with a hair loss specialist can establish whether medication alone would be able to address your hair loss, saving you the stress and higher cost of a transplant procedure.
The Belgravia Centre—————————————————————————————————–
The Belgravia Centre is the leader in hair loss treatment in the UK, with two clinics based in Central London. We offer clinically proven treatments for hair loss, as part of comprehensive treatment programmes offered by our hair loss specialists. Our in-house pharmacies produce high-strength medications for hair loss that contain medically proven ingredients and are available at no other clinic worldwide. Treatment programmes are available by visiting the centres or for home-use, anywhere in the UK or the rest of the world. View our hair loss success stories, which are the largest collection of such success stories in the world and demonstrate the levels of hair regrowth that so many of Belgravia’s patients achieve. You can also phone 0800 077 6666 for our hair loss helpline or to arrange a free consultation.