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The bald truth

Although we live in a technologically advanced era, with information available to us at the touch of a computer screen, when it comes to hair loss, we are still bombarded with false and outdated facts. Because more than 75% of males and approximately 8% of females suffer from baldness there is a massive market of people eager to accept bogus treatments in order to restore their crowning glory.

It is a worldwide accepted scientific fact that we do NOT lose hair because of a lack of blood flow to the scalp. If this common myth were true, then every bald person would have gangrenous skin and their scalp would rot! It is also logical that if there were not sufficient blood flow to the scalp, a bald person would not bleed if they cut their head.

Genetic hair loss is an inherited condition which is not life threatening but has powerful psychological implications for the sufferer. It is caused by a sensitivity of the hair follicle (root) to the male hormone (testosterone). It is a progressive disease that results in a progressive thinning of the hair, which eventually becomes miniaturised and disappears. Once the hair has fallen out and bald skin appears no prayers, potions, lotions nor laser therapy could ever restore the lost hair.

Despite the fact that there are thousands of quick fix remedies and potions, the USA Federal Drug Administration(FDA) have only approved two products to prevent further hair loss, namely Propecia (Finasteride) and Regaine (Minoxidil). Although both have a role to play in hair loss treatment they have their limitations.

There are no magic or miraculous cures for baldness. Despite the massive advertising campaigns of ruthless business people preying on the vulnerabilities of bald people to make a quick buck. The most expensive treatment is the treatment that doesn’t work. Even if it cost R1-00; it is still a waste of money!

Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution to this age long problem. Hair is replaced in a natural and undetectable fashion. Using the latest international techniques, hair is relocated from an area where it is not pre programmed to fall out (donor area on the sides of the head), into the recipient area (on the top of the head). The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic and is less painful than a visit to the dentist. It is totally undetectable and no one will be aware that it has been done. The transplanted follicles only start growing 3 – 4 months following the procedure. Because these follicles are not predisposed to fall out they will continue to grow forever. The transplanted hair will never fall out. The doctors at Medical Hair Restoration Clinic have performed over three thousand procedures and offer all their patients a 100% guarantee.

Today baldness is an option … it is no longer compulsory. Call MHR for a free medical assessment to find out what your options are.

Case Study

When we first met, Quentin Chong was already the two-time World Muaythai Champion. Despite running the successful Dragon Power Gym and being instructor to top local and international celebrities, he always felt insecure about his receding hairline.

“I have always been a very confident person and, being in the public eye, this has served me very well. The one thing that had always bothered me though was my receding hairline. It was always in the back of my mind and I felt that it was holding me back from reaching my full potential. I had always thought that this was one fight that I wouldn’t be able to win. Since undergoing the hair restoration procedure last year I feel like I can accomplish anything.” Quentin Chong

You don’t have to live with it, you have options. Seeing is believing.

By |September 3rd, 2014|Hair Loss Articles|Comments Off on The bald truth

About the Author:

At Medical Hair Restoration, our team of highly specialised doctors has considerable expertise in the field of helping people through medical hair restoration. As the only clinic in South Africa that treats hair loss exclusively, we’re able to focus on the most successful methods of combating balding and shedding. In order to stay at the forefront of our speciality, we keep up to date with the latest international techniques. With visits to overseas congresses, and participation in local conferences, our physicians constantly strive to bring you the most effective treatments.