Hi, thank you so much for all your help and knowledge. We greatly appreciate it!
Can you please tell me your thoughts as to when if ever we will see a more progressive approach to fixing hair loss? Such as through stem cells or tissue engineering. i am holding out getting a Hair Transplant in hopes one day this will come. Do you think holding out will be worth any wait?
Thank you for your help!
Imagine that your father and grandfather had prostate cancer and that you run a very high risk of developing the same disease. Rather than get tested to get a diagnosis for you in advance of getting this terrible disease, you decide to just wait until a cure is available. Then you die because the cure never came in time to save you. I realize this logic may be a stretch to bring up the point I am trying to make, but stick with me…
Waiting just means paying the piper of the process as time, whether it is cancer or hair loss, just works against you. Hair cloning or a hair loss cure are still not even close to being available to the public. In fact, I believe it will take decades before some more solid solution to hair loss comes along. People still think that hair transplants can be socially detected on any person who had it done, will always cause terrible scarring, are extremely painful, etc. Well, it may be the perfect solution today. I would challenge you to pick out a hair transplant amongst my patient population (assuming I started the transplant process on the patient being examined myself).
Drugs like Propecia are great at stopping or slowing hair loss with minimal side effects for 99% of men. Why hold out? You could be enjoying your hair now instead of waiting on something that isn’t guaranteed to come in your lifetime. The decision ultimately is up to you.