Have you looked into the cost of a hair transplant? If you have, don’t be embarrassed. The loss of one’s hair causes many people to feel self-conscious, as lustrous locks are culturally viewed as a sign of great health and vitality. Because we know that first impressions matter, hair restoration procedures are becoming more varied, and yet each procedure has its proponents and critics.
What to Know About the Risks and Possible Payoff Of Hair Replacement Options.
Hair replacement is not a gendered problem: both men and women can experience this particular problem, although it must be said that it occurs more often in men. In fact, about two-thirds of men will experience some degree of hair loss by the age of 35. Alarmingly, a man may actually have lost nearly 50% of his hair before it becomes obvious cosmetically.
Why Do We Lose So Much Hair?
Everyone experiences hair loss. In fact, the average woman may shed between 50 and 150 strands each day. This normal process is called telogen effluvium, and operates according to each person’s biology, which includes the ebb and flow of their hormones. Excessive hair loss results when the normal process is thrown out of balance due to a combination of fluctuating hormones and outside aggravations. Hormones can be effected by pregnancy, excessive stress, some medications, or surgery. Outside aggravations do not cause, but might accelerate the condition such as wearing your hair too tightly, wearing hats that are too small, or using products that irritate the scalp.
Procedures For Hair Loss: Creams, Pills, and Hair Replacement Cosmetic Surgery.
Because hair loss can be a result of changing hormones, some creams and pills address this imbalance. The trick with these topical treatments is that you must be diligent in using them. Even stopping for a week can cause the scalp to revert back to thinning patches. In fact, even with actual hair replacement procedures specialists recommend that patients continue to use these non-invasive methods after the surgery to avoid a regression.
Hair replacement procedures involve removing sections of hair from a healthy section of scalp and transplanting the section to an area where the hair is simply not growing. The sections might be removed in a thin strip, or in small circular patches no larger than a few hairs. Both procedures have inherent risks, as the skin is being cut. It is absolutely imperative that anyone considering a hair replacement procedure finds a physician with an impeccable record. Too many clinics have physicians with insufficient training, which results in infections, scarring, and dissatisfying results.
If you are losing your hair, don’t feel embarrassed. More than 95% of male hair loss is a result of Androgenetic Alopecia, often referred to male pattern baldness (MPB). There are a few things you can do to reverse some, but probably not all, of the effects. Some procedures do offer a bigger payoff in the end, however with that comes bigger risks as well. Make sure you do your research before committing to any procedure.