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From transplants to filler – selfologi.com rates the best hair boosting treatments

Written by
Chloë James

We know that hair loss can be stressful. It’s easy to panic when you start to notice more hair in the drain, or spot glimpses of scalp that used to be covered.

But the first thing to realise is that you’re not alone. More than 80 per cent of men experience hair loss at some point in their lives, and it affects nearly half of all women. Whether you’re impacted by male or female pattern baldness, stress, or alopecia – or even if you just want to tackle a patchy beard or over-plucked brows – here are selfologi.com’s favourite hair boosting treatments.

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FUE hair transplant

Best for: dramatic and long-lasting results

A lot has changed since the first hair transplant was performed 70 years ago. Today, the most advanced technique is FUE – AKA follicular unit extraction – which involves shaving a portion of the head which has healthy hair growth, removing individual hair follicles, and transplanting them into the necessary areas.

But the first thing to realise is that you’re not alone. More than 80 per cent of men experience hair loss at some point in their lives, and it affects nearly half of all women. Whether you’re impacted by male or female pattern baldness, stress, or alopecia – or even if you just want to tackle a patchy beard or over-plucked brows – here are selfologi.com’s favourite hair boosting treatments.

PRP

Best for: improving scalp health

The secret to replenishing hair growth might just lie in your blood. (Bear with us, it’s less creepy than it sounds.) PRP treatment extracts platelet-rich plasma – famed for its healing properties – from your blood before reinjecting it into problem areas so it can work its regenerative magic.

If you’re looking to replenish hair growth, this plasma needs to be injected into your scalp. There it stimulates your hair follicles to encourage more growth in three to five sessions. For that reason, PRP isn’t just recommended as a standalone treatment for anyone looking to increase the health and thickness of your hair, but as a way of promoting healing after a hair transplant.

Beard transplant

Best for: facial hair

Just like a hair transplant, a beard transplant works by taking hairs from one area of the head and implanting them where needed. In this case, it’s the lower portion of the face – filling in any patchy parts of your beard.

It’s just as permanent as a hair transplant, and it requires just as much patience. You need to again give the transplanted hairs time to fall out and regrow. On average, it takes around 10 months for your beard to fill out completely.

Hair filler

Best for: strengthening hair

Ingredients such as argan oil, hyaluronic acid, and keratin are all regular features in hair-strengthening shampoos and conditioners. Hair filler goes a step further and injects these substances directly into the scalp for maximum impact.

Don’t let the name fool you – this treatment doesn’t add volume like your usual kind of filler. Instead, it boosts circulation, stimulates the hair follicles, and prevents future hair fall. Over time, this can lead to a thicker head of hair (hence the idea of ‘filling’ in your scalp).

Microblading

Best for: eyebrows

They say our brows are supposed to be sisters, not twins. However, if you find they’re looking more like distant cousins, microblading can help fill in sparse areas to improve symmetry and restore thickness.

While it doesn’t actually add any new hairs, it uses an incredibly precise tattoo technique to mimic their appearance. This ink isn’t as permanent as an actual tattoo – instead, it fades over the course of one to two years. So, if your brows are still suffering at the hand of noughties’ trends, expect to return for annual top-ups.

Mesotherapy

Best for: preventing new hair fall

Hair loss is different for everyone – and thankfully, so is mesotherapy. Depending on your skin and hair’s needs, a unique blend of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and enzymes are injected into your scalp to stimulate new growth and prevent new hair fall.

What makes this treatment really special is that it can be adapted to include popular medicines for hair loss, such as minoxidil. This makes four to six sessions a powerful tool against hair loss – while also providing you with everything you need for a healthy scalp and new growth.

Choosing a hair boosting treatment

With the exception of microblading – which is the only solution on this list offering instant gratification – patience is key with hair boosting treatments. Remember that hair growth takes time. But the earlier you invest in your scalp, the sooner you’ll get to reap the benefits.

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