Hair Loss in Toronto? Here’s How to Take Control of Your Hairline
Although you may be tempted to explain it away when you look in the mirror or style the front of your hair creatively to cover it, the fact is that a tonne of guys just like you start to see their hairline change sometime in the middle years. It‘s not an issue that many men like to discuss, but in Toronto, hair loss is extremely prevalent for men in their 30s and 40s, with some starting to shed even earlier.
In most cases, thinning or balding hair is a result of genetics. It’s estimated that androgenetic alopecia affects up to 80% of males. It’s not your fault, but the good news is that you can do something about it. This hereditary condition, commonly known as male pattern baldness, is caused by dihydrotestosterone (DHT), an androgen hormone that gradually weakens the hair’s growth cycle, reducing the number of hair follicles present. To date, the most effective options for treating hairline recession and thinning hair were prescription medications and hair transplant surgery. We’ll examine how the prospects have dramatically improved and what you need to know today if you’re ready to take action.
How’s your hairline?
The Norwood Scale is a nifty tool used to classify male pattern hair loss. In Toronto, if you visit a hair transplant clinic or research heavily online, you’re likely to come across this term and then get to work learning just where you fit in. It’s not always clear. For instance, the actor Jon Hamm is considered to have a classic Norwood 2, “mature hairline,” as is Steven Colbert. Plenty of men with this receding hairline type of balding actually maintain that look for many decades. We’ve all seen older gents with the distinguished peaks at their temples and thought, “That’s not bad at all.” Even a level 3, Tom Hanks-type recession is still not cause for alarm when one’s parents or grandparents have maintained that look well into old age. If you’re a little conservative about taking synthetic hormones and drugs, or you’re nervous about the idea of a hair transplant surgery, this common change in hairline may leave you scratching your head. What do you do about it?
See a hair transplant specialist- even if you don’t want a surgery
You may be surprised to learn that there’s more than one surgical option, including highly effective non-surgical alternatives that don’t require medication at all. THTC offers FUE hair transplants that are virtually scarless and perfect for hairline restoration. This precision tool can replace facial hair or turn back the clock on receding. Let’s take a closer look at this popular choice for young men today.
SmartGraft—this is beyond hair surgery
Although there is no cure for hair loss in Toronto at this time, there are treatment options. The most effective option is a hair transplant procedure using the innovative SmartGraft technology. This ground-breaking FUE technology helps our clients achieve rejuvenated hairlines that are so natural-looking, no one can tell they’ve had a procedure done. Their own real and growing hair is placed so finely, so artfully that it matches the growth patterns and density expected at a hairline. Did you know that the strands there are different? Have you ever seen fake-looking hair transplant results and felt that the effect was awkward and unrealistic, yet you couldn’t quite put your finger on why? Typically these outcomes are the result of treating the hairline as though it was any other area on the head. But there’s a craft to this.
Key factors when selecting a minimally invasive, modern hair transplant for hairline restoration:
- Select a top-rated hair transplant specialist who knows how to create flawless hairlines.
- Select the SmartGraft system for transferring single hair grafts using precision placement and realistic hairline patterns.
A natural hairline frames your face. This essential physical feature plays a significant role in our style and image. Much like the eyebrows, the changing hairline affects your overall look and apparent age. Often men with a diminishing hairline notice that their forehead appears higher than it used to. While filling in those bare areas may seem like a straightforward goal, a skilled restoration is more nuanced than that. For any man over the age of 30, a Norwood 0 (no thinning whatsoever) will not actually look appropriate. Thick, dense hair growing right up to the edge of the forehead quickly fades in the 20s, and for most men, slight peaks at the temples are normal. Erasing these completely may seem strange and “wig-like”. No one wants that. Another characteristic of natural hairlines is that they are not straight. There are subtle irregularities, ins and outs all along the edge. Understanding this and adapting transplant techniques to achieve it is essential.
Follicular unit extraction – this Toronto hair loss treatment is different
Strip-method techniques are still useful for some folks who want dramatic transformations and many grafts transferred at one time. If they lack sufficient donor hair density, the removal of a strip at the back of the head allows for the best graft creation. The resulting scar is a drawback that many people wish to avoid if they can. For people restoring a hairline and not redistributing large areas of follicles throughout the head, strip surgery isn’t usually necessary. In fact, the whole procedure can be done without leaving any visible signs of an operation at all. Here’s how.
We specialize in a much less invasive and painstaking hair transplant procedure called FUE (follicular unit extraction), which is ideal for busy professionals on the go who hope to achieve a natural outcome without drawing unwanted attention. Healing time is rapid, so you won’t miss much in the way of work or daily life. The donor hair grafts are removed randomly and discreetly in a diffused pattern at the back of the head. This means that once they have healed, they are well hidden among the remaining hairs—even with short hairstyles. The SmartGraft device allows us to extract extremely micro units consisting of just two or even single hairs for the meticulous work of hairline building. Many people fight the signs of hair loss in Toronto with only 500 to 1,000 grafts at the hairline to keep them looking and feeling younger for decades. Natural results are soft, and they seamlessly blend in with the surrounding hair, as harsh edges or curves can be a dead giveaway of a bad hair transplant.
When restoring a natural hairline, the shape is one of the most important considerations. A rounded hairline, for example, is a typically female characteristic and is therefore considered undesirable for men. Temporal peaks, on the other hand, are desirable in a masculine hairline. Therefore, to ensure that the results are both natural and masculine, some recession in the temporal peaks should be maintained, as this creates a mature, male hairline. This is personalized and adjusted to a person’s age and level of hair loss. When deciding to undergo a hair transplant, you’ll be ahead of the game if you choose a highly qualified hair restoration expert. An inexperienced surgeon may deliver poorly designed hairlines that require repair work.
A natural hairline is not straight
At the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic, we take into account the direction and angle of each hair graft placement to ensure that it is positioned to suit your particular hair type. For example, individuals with fine hair and low colour contrast to the scalp may achieve the most natural results using a low-density transplant. You’d be surprised how dramatic the effects can be using minimal, well-placed hairs as opposed to a large number of illogically implanted ones. Patients with coarser hair, on the other hand, often require a higher density to avoid an unnatural hair plug appearance. Either way, the objective is to ensure that the hairline does not appear to be manmade. Only an experienced surgeon can achieve this goal.
In addition to the skill of your surgeon, the quality of the donor area is a critical factor in determining whether natural results can be achieved. The procedure requires hair follicles to be extracted from a donor site at the back or sides of the head and transferred to the recipient area at the front of the head -filling in the hairline. During your consultation, we’ll evaluate your donor area, taking into account the density and texture of your hair to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. Your procedure can be totally subtle, totally natural, and totally you.
Are you wondering what to do next? Not sure where you stand? We offer non-surgical and incredibly effective PRP (platelet-rich plasma therapy) for hair and the industry’s most advanced surgical options to correct hairline recession and other hair concerns. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff would love to talk with you and help you understand your options better. Give us a call today at the Toronto Hair Transplant Clinic and see what’s next for you!