Comments: These medications must be precribed by a doctor and regular health observation is required.There are side affects with this type of medication. Dianette is considered helpful to some, but the level of anti-androgen is deemed to be low.
Coments: An effective permanent solution to thinning hair, the only drawback is further surgeries may be required as the hair thinnig progresses. As the transplanted hairs are unaffected this can lead to uneven looking hair. This however, is not such a problem for women as the thinning is less extensive than it is in men.
Hair replacement - This term refers to added hair such as wigs, taupees, weaves, and items often referred to as ‘non surgical hair replacement’. See hair replacement
The Maylan centre full and partial volumising hair systems are
head and shoulders above the rest
The new Maylan centre in Rochester, Kent is the only hair replacement and volumising hair systems clinic in the area that is sure to do well.
Jane Mayhead Trichlogist and the founder/ owner of Mid Kent Trichology, is a registered Trichlogist and is introducing a variety of systems, with her specialist knowledge and over 20 years’ professional experience in the hairdressing and Hair replacement industry. She's constantly campaigning for better resources and products for her clients.
As an expert in this field, Jane understands how devastating it can be for men, women and children to experience thinning hair, especially at a young age or through illness. This led her to have a centre where high quality and affordable systems designed to disguise thinning hair and give clients their confidence back. These systems are fitted to match the client’s own hair perfectly and are created using Swiss lace that resembles the human scalp so closely that it cannot be distinguished from real hair.
Full head wigs are also available for hair loss due to chemotherapy or long-term conditions such as Scarring alopecia.
Jane's hugely successful new range, ‘The Sentoo Collection’, are all premium synthetic wigs with the innovative new addition of the Premium plus range crafted with the new 'Flexi Fibre' . The range can be customised and supplied in many colours, styles and designs
For further information on The Maylan Centre visit www.midkenttrichology.co.uk
It seems that numerous rich and famous men are opting for a hair transplant to overcome baldness. Indeed could it be the only way to permanently regain a head of your own hair is to opt for the surgery? So why is that and what’s involved?
Follicular Units (this is from which hairs grow) are taken from a 'donor'area, usually this is at the sides or back of the scalp, the reason for this is that these hairs are unaffected by the balding process. It is then expected that once these hair follicles are moved they will continue to grow hair throughout life. This relocation of hair follicles means that the number of hairs that can be transplanted is limited. The techniques for this treatment vary and costs reflect this. It is clear that over time advances in this procedure means better results have been achieved, which is probably why it has become a more popular option. The changes that have occurred began in the early 1990’s with the introduction of the FUT method. This Follicular Unit Transplantation method replaced the `punch graft’ technique which left rather unsightly marks across the scalp, often referred to as “dolls head” or the “brush head” effect. With this new method of transplantation a much neater result was created. The donor area has also caused much discussion as to the scarring that can result from the strip of skin that is removed, from which the donor hair units are then extracted. Advances to this method have introduced techniques such as Follicular Unit Extraction FUE method and Trchophytic closure.
FUE (FOLLICULAR UNIT EXTRACTION)
This has been referred to as 'no scar' method of hair transplanting. It is where individual follicular units are harvested directly from the donor area using a 1mm punch to make a small circular incision rather than cutting a `strip’. This will still cause some marking on the scalp as with any cutting of the skin can. The fact that it’s not a linear scar though means the scarring is small and discreet allowing the hair to be cut shorter than with the strip scar. It has also been reported that the amount of donor hair is restricted as it can be more difficult to harvest the units. The method is much more time consuming and therefore more costly.
TRCHOPHYTIC CLOSURE. This procedure involves trimming one edge of the excision prior to wound closure. When the opposing edge of the cut is joined to the trimmed edge, hairs from the trimmed edge grow through the resulting scar effectively camouflaging its appearance. There will still be a scar but not so visible. This method is less time consuming and therefore less costly.
The most obvious would be a wig or toupee. These procedures are referred to as non surgical hair replacement systems.
Wigs have also advanced in recent years, using ultra fine lace and human hair for a truly natural look for the wearer. Toupees have advanced too with the introduction of integrated hair systems. This refers to a method of attaching a fine base volumiser which has been made to measure. The hair is woven into a base and then this is attached to the scalp, various attachment methods are used such as glue or links. The costs vary as to how much work is involved in making the hair system/wig. Maintenance costs are also implicated with volumising systems. Some volumising systems can be made to `clip in’ so the wearer can fit and remove as required, but they are not as well fitted as the professionally fitted type. Full wigs need minimal maintenance and can be fitted easily by the wearer. Wigs made from human hair are more flexible in what you can do with styling them and longer lasting than artificial wigs.
Another alternative, which is a relativity new type of hair replacement, is Micro Scalp Pigmentation. This treatment involves various techniques to apply pigment to the scalp. It is not like a regular tattoo in that the needle does not penetrate the skin as deep. Pigment is placed into the scalp to resemble the colour of hair. The number of treatments varies with the area needing to be covered. This is only suitable for certain types of hair loss such as scarring and Male balding.