Evidence Based Hair Restoration…
Today the specialty of hair restoration is on the cusp of explosion. One can open any newspaper and find a number of advertisements promoting hair loss treatments. Unfortunately because of two factors – absence of regulation in this specialty of medicine and lure of easy financial gains has had people (many of them not even doctors) from different specialties entering this domain. The result has been cheap treatments being offered with all sorts of guarantees and poor results. It could be that the implanted hair could be misaligned and misdirected but the bigger concern is significant donor area depletion (poor planning of large sessions with FUE) which leads to what we call a hair transplant cripple. Whether it is recommendation of so called new treatments-stem cells, growth factors or scar less surgery the patient is at a loss to differentiate what is correct and what is not. So how does one know that the advice given to him or her is free from any conflict of interest?
We at Hair revive are committed to educating and improving the lives of all those affected with hair loss and provide evidence based treatment options. Evidence-based hair restoration means the idea of using procedures and treatments of which trials and studies have gathered empirical evidence to be effective. In our practice of managing hair loss, this evidence-based method is combined with clinical judgement and professional expertise to deliver the best possible treatment options to the patient. The basic premise of the movement is to provide transparency and to assure the patients that techniques and procedures will provide the best possible interventions or treatments.
Hair loss and thinning hair are common problems in both men and women. Almost all males experience some form of hair loss in their lifetime and almost one in five women will experience some degree of hair loss. One of the most common reasons for men and women to consider hair restoration is to overcome what they perceive to be an age-inappropriate appearance. For some of these people the psychological effects are by far the worst elements of their hair loss. For many people just knowing about the basic reasons for hair loss and understanding how the treatments works (making sense out of something inexplicable), helps a lot and that, is one of the main purposes of the consultation in our center. One thing that we do not do is oversell any treatment or over promise the results.