Depending on your type of hair loss, treatments are available. If a medicine is
causing your hair loss, your doctor may be able to prescribe a different
medicine. Recognizing and treating an infection may help stop
the hair loss. Correcting a hormone imbalance may prevent further hair loss.
Medicines may also help slow or prevent the development of common baldness. One
medicine, minoxidil (brand name: Rogaine), is available without a prescription.
It is applied to the scalp. Both men and women can
use it. Another medicine, finasteride (brand name: Propecia) is available with a
prescription. It comes in pills and is only for men. It may take up to 6 months
before you can tell if one of these medicines
Hair Transplantation is the only method which will give you a natural,
long-lasting economical result and is sure to raise your self-confidence levels
to what they were before your hair started to fall.
Dr Tejinder Bhatti excels in this method of treatment. Other methods are weaving.
Wig, hair patch, etc.
Meet Dr Tejinder Bhatti to assess what is the best solution for your hair loss.
To say that every person is a unique individual is somewhat trite, but it is a
trite saying that is also true. We inherit genes from our parents that shape our
physical selves and we live in social and cultural
environments that influence the way we think and act. Yet, no matter how similar
(or different) we may be in genetic and socio-cultural heritage, each of us is a
one-time-only human being with a deeply-sensed
feeling of individuality.
One of the consequences of our individuality is the way we see ourselves—our
self-image, how we perceive ourselves and how we hope and strive to be perceived
by other people. The “me” that I imagine myself to be,
that I see in the mirror, and that I hope to present to others is greatly
influenced by cosmetic features of my face and head. I style scalp hair to
enhance my self-image and the “me” I present to others.
Hair loss can significantly disturb my self-image and make me be concerned about
how I am perceived by others. Concern about hair loss may lead to a decision to
consult a hair restoration specialist about medical
or surgical hair restoration. Consultation with a hair restoration specialist
may have been preceded by a self-help approach using an over-the-counter hair
When the “me” I perceive myself to be sits down with a hair restoration
specialist to discuss hair loss and hair restoration, both of us should be aware
that the basic issue is not hair loss but rather the consequences
of hair loss to my self-image. What I want hair restoration to accomplish is
restoration of a self-image that satisfies me and that I believe will present a
satisfactory “me” to others.
What do I want the physician hair restoration specialist to accomplish? To arrive
at that understanding with the physician, it is helpful if I can put into words
what I perceive to be the negative effects of hair
loss. This perception varies from person to person and is rarely just a concern
about a bald spot or a receding hairline. It is most likely that a number of
perceived negative effects are organized around a
major concern about self-image—for example, loss of attractiveness, looking
older than my years, embarrassment about “going bald”, loss of self-confidence.
When the hair restoration specialist understands my over-arching concerns about
hair loss, the next step is to determine (1) what I hope hair restoration to
accomplish, (2) what is the best approach to realizing
my goals, and (3) reach agreement on the most effective approach to hair
restoration, the likely outcome of hair restoration, the amount of time I will
have to commit to the procedure, and the cost.
Similarly to helping my doctor understand how I believe hair loss affects my
self-image, I need to work with the doctor to be sure we both understand what I
mean when I use broadly descriptive terms such as “full
head of hair”, “natural look”, “too thin”, “younger look”, etc. Such terms may
be very meaningful to me in terms of self-image, but they are not helpful to a
hair restoration specialist who must plan hair restoration
to meet specific aesthetic goals such as hairline placement and hair density.
Reaching common semantic understanding—getting on the same page, so to speak—can
also be important if we have to agree on some compromises.
For example, if I insist on a “full head of hair”, and the physician knows that
I have an inadequate supply of donor hair to achieve that goal, we will need to
work out an acceptable compromise that addresses
my aesthetic concerns and is technically feasible.
It is helpful to remember that my concern regarding hair loss is really a concern
about self-image. My concern about hair restoration is that my expectation for
restoring self-image will be met. The physician’s
concern is to understand my worries about hair loss and expectations for
restoring self-image, and to successfully address them with the science and art
of hair restoration.