I decided to write this blog to document and share with readers my experience with the hair transplant process.
I have been losing hair for the past ten years, maybe longer. But I never gave it a serious thought about doing something about it, until recently.
I was visiting my family earlier this year. And as I was flipping through an old album of mine, it dawned on me how much hair I have lost over the years. So I spent the next few months doing research on hair loss.
Hair loss also called alopecia by doctors is a common problem, especially among men. About 95% of all hair loss in men is due to male-pattern baldness, a genetic trait. Unfortunately, we can’t do much about it. More than 80% of all men experience hair loss by the time they turn 50.
There’s no cure for male-pattern baldness. There are only two medications Minoxidil and Propecia that can slow it down. Minoxidil (also called Rogaine) is an over-the-counter foam/solution applied on the scalp, whereas Propecia (generic name finasteride) is a prescription medicine that is taken daily by mouth.
Doctors use Norwood scale to grade the severity of hair loss. It ranges from 1 to 7; I am between 5 and 6. Given the severity of hair loss, the only viable option left for me was hair transplant.
In my future blog posts, I will talk about two most commonly used hair transplant methods, my review of hair transplant surgeons and will share my hair transplant journey.
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