How to Hide Your Baldness

Nov 08, 19 How to Hide Your Baldness

While many people eventually find comfort in their baldness, some would prefer to cover it up. No matter what response you wish to take toward you thinning hair, both responses are valid.

However, there are a lot of options out there to cover up baldness and bald spots, and knowing which one to choose from can be a bit of a struggle. To help you make your choice, keep reading to get a brief preview of the different types of solutions to hair loss.

Things to Know
As with anything involving the body, it is crucial to remember that everyone responds to medical processes and operations in a different way. Before choosing to go forward with any of the below options, it is important that you speak with your doctor or other medical professional. He or she can help you not only figure out what option is best for you, but what risks each option may present to you based on your medical history.

Hair Transplant Surgery
One of the most well known solutions to hair loss is hair transplant surgery, in which the doctor will make an incision into your scalp and insert grafts to help hair grow. This is one of the more intensive of the treatments, as it is an actual surgery. Additionally, it is one of the most expensive treatments as it is seen as a cosmetic, elective surgery and is therefore not covered by insurance.

As with any surgery, hair transplant surgeries can come with some risks, such as infection. Usually these infections are minor and can be cured with antibiotic treatments, but sometimes they can become more serious. Keep this in mind when making your choice.

Scalp Micropigmentation
Scalp micropigmentation may be a great alternative for those who do not want something as intense as hair transplant surgery. Scalp micropigmentation, offered by companies such as SMP Australia, is actually a very simple procedure. The scalp micropigmentation technician will apply micro pigments to the gaps in your hairline using a needle, similar to the tattooing process, but with a lot less pain.

If someone is already balding, the micro pigments can be applied in a way that mimics a recently shaved head or a short cropped hairstyle.

Those undergoing scalp micropigmentation treatment will just need to avoid washing their hair after the procedure. In addition, they should take care to avoid UV rays as they can damage the micro pigments that have been applied to the hairline. 

Medications
If you want to try the medicinal route, there are many different oral pills out there that your doctor can prescribe to you for your hair loss. There are also topical treatments that you can apply to your scalp to encourage your hair follicles to grow. If you’re interested in trying any of these treatments, you should make an appointment with your dermatologist to discuss which option is right for you and to get your prescription.

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