There are a number of myths and misconceptions around hair loss. We tackle the most common ones.
Only older men go bald
Many people presume that only middle-aged or older men lose their hair and go bald. However, this is not true. The most common cause of hair loss in men is male pattern baldness. This type of hair loss can begin as early as the late teens or early 20s.
Hair loss can also be caused by:
These varied causes of hair loss prove that hair loss can happen to both younger and older men and women.
Wearing a hat causes hair loss
Hats don't cause hair loss. They should not be worn too tightly but hats do not cause baldness.
Poor blood flow is a major cause of hair loss
Many companies use this myth to less hair loss treatment products. However, the fact is that blood flow is excellent in the area where balding often occurs and this is the reason that hair transplants are so successful.
If you go bald, it's something you just have to put up with
Although many people do accept their hair loss and it does not affect them negatively, for others hair loss is upsetting and causes a loss in confidence. If you lose your hair, there are a number of options you can explore. One of the most natural-looking permanent options is a hair transplant, where hair from an area of the head where it's still growing is grafted onto the balding area.
Other options include:
Hair transplants don't look natural
If you choose the right hair loss specialist, your hair transplant will look extremely natural. Advanced specialist techniques are used these days for the most natural look. Finer hairs are used at the front of the hair, with more dense coverage further back.
Grafts are done using a microscope for maximum accuracy. Special attention is paid to the hairline, which is key to a natural look.
Hair transplants are unaffordable
Hair transplants are now more affordable than many people realise – they are available from as little as 3,000 Euros, with results that last forever. The cost depends on what stage your hair loss is at, the type of transplant you want and your expectation of the results.
The decision you make on your hair transplant should be based on more than budget though – remember this is a permanent procedure. The quality of the treatment should be your main focus.