For men, hair loss is devastating to confidence and self-esteem. Although a man’s value is not tied to his hairline, some men do feel that way. It certainly is emotionally scarring and traumatic to look in the mirror and see that a full head of hair has withered into a thinning shadow of its former glory. Such a loss can cause disbelief, depression and denial. These feelings are normal and valid. Men should take a moment to acknowledge those feelings and then take action against their root cause. Once men realize that they are dissatisfied with the backward progression of their hairlines, they should consider hair transplant to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Hair loss can strike men of any ethnic background, and hair transplant can be a solution for men of any ethnicity. For black men, hair transplant is a viable option to regain a youthful hairline, confidence and self-esteem. Hair transplant is a simple surgical technique performed by a surgeon. The surgeon  removes healthy hair follicles from the back of the head and transplants them in the receding areas, usually the front and crown of the head. These transplanted hair follicles enter a dormancy phase before beginning to grow in their new location.

The donor hair that is removed from the back of the head for use in other areas tends to be resistant to hair loss. That means hair transplants are generally permanent. The transplanted hair will continue to grow throughout a man’s life, just as it would if it were left in its original site at the back of the scalp. That is the reason behind harvesting hair from the back of a man’s head instead of any other area that still has healthy, growing hair.

For black men, hair transplant is a wonderful way to restore a hairline in a way that is not possible using any other hair restoration methods. Topical preparations containing minoxidil must be used on a daily basis, sometimes multiple times per day, to have a lasting effect. However, topical treatments cannot provide the permanent and dramatic results that hair transplant can. Prescription drug finasteride can provide some relief from hair loss. Like topical treatments, finasteride must be taken every day and fails to work as well as hair transplant. Because minoxidil and finasteride must be used daily, they are a constant expense that can really add up over time. In the long run, hair transplant offers a much better option in terms of return for one’s investment.

There are additional hair restoration methods that produce little to no results and should be avoided. Special creams, combs, brushes or vitamins are generally a waste of time. For black men, hair transplant is the only option that will produce real and lasting results. This is an outpatient procedure that can be completed in one sitting. So, in just one day, the patient has his procedure done and is on his way to the youthful, fuller hairline that he craves. It is an excellent investment for men who value a more youthful appearance.