Options for Hair Thickening
The Variety of Hair Growth Products and Procedures Has Increased in Recent Years
There are now multiple options for hair thickening and “regrowth” shampoos in the pharmacy, easy access to topical medications like Minoxidil and Finasteride, and premium quality hair pieces. The technology used for hair restoration surgery has also advanced and the number of people undergoing this procedure increases each year. We want to offer help comparing the cost of hair transplant in New Jersey and the alternative treatment costs, so you can make a wise choice with your money.
1. Herbal/Vitamin Serums and Supplements
Some people spend between $50-$300 per month on high quality hair supplements. We’ve all seen them; the drug-free, natural hair regrowth, ‘miracles’ sold online or in health stores. They claim to regrow hair with nutritious oils, stop balding with just a few drops of rare plant extract, or boost hair growth from within using powerful vitamins. Though some are completely ineffective and others unsafe, not all supplements or natural products are useless to you. They may have nutritional benefit, keep your scalp moisturized and healthy, or make your hair feel thicker, but they are not capable of halting androgenic alopecia. This is the medical term used for male pattern baldness which is genetic, and hormone related. This progressive type of hair loss affects up to 70% of men and a high number of women as well. Unlike hair loss due to malnutrition, stress or medication, genetic hair loss is progressive and permanent. It tends to run in families so looking at your grandparent’s scalps will give you an idea of what you can expect. Unfortunately, no amount of nutrients will stop it.
2. Hair Systems
These are essentially elaborate, premium wigs. They can retail for thousands and require regular, monthly, professional upkeep. The bonded systems are semi-permanent, yet do not act like real hair and do not allow carefree, natural lifestyles including activity that causes frequent sweating, swimming, etc. After the initial fees and maintenance prices add up, you may wonder why you didn’t invest in the one-time, New Jersey hair transplant cost.
Medication fees add up. Most hair loss drugs on the market come with a long list of side effects ranging from depression to elevated heart rate, and from impotence to birth defects. Plenty of people still think the trade off is worth it because there is a chance the medication will slow down or stop their hair loss. The problem is that they rarely ever cause hair regrowth and they must be taken continuously because when medication is stopped, effectiveness discontinues leading to hair fallout. The cost for this plan can be $100 or more per month.