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For men, baldness can be taken as a sign of old age and unattractiveness. For women hair loss can range from being difficult to absolutely devastating depending on the degree of loss. Clinical studies have shown that hair loss is a cause of low self-esteem and low self-confidence in both men and women. About 70% of men and 50% of women experience some degree of hair loss in their lifetime. Causes of hair loss come from several factors, but mostly from these three — genes, hormones, and age.
Hair restoration has vastly improved in recent years. Among the several options used for hair restoration now, hair transplantation is emerging as the most effective treatment for baldness.
On average, a person sheds and regrows about 50 - 100 hairs a day. A mix of emotional turmoil, medication, poor nutrition, and illness may cause excessive daily shedding. However, these factors are often temporary, and hair growth should continue once these factors have ended. Researches have shown that around 80% of bald men are preoccupied about their hair loss, and men who begin to lose their hair in their early twenties are more likely to suffer from extremely low self-esteem. Permanent hair loss comes from hair follicles that become thinner and weaker, and eventually stops producing hair. Male patterned baldness is scientifically called Androgenetic Alopecia , which is caused by genes, hormones, and age.
Hair transplantation is a minor outpatient surgery that simply relocates existing hair follicles from the donor site to the balding area. The procedure first begins with the surgeon removing a donor strip from the donor site, which is often located on the back or side of the scalp. During the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to relieve any discomfort. Your surgeon will remove a strip of skin from the donor area and close the opening with self-absorbable sutures. You will then be escorted to a private suite to wait while the donor strip is further cut into 3 sizes of grafts — the micro graft, the single follicular unit, and the modified follicular unit. The micro graft has 1 hair; single follicular unit has about 2 hairs; and the modified follicular unit has 2 to 4 hairs. Once this has been accomplished, usually two to three hours, the surgical technicians then isolate individual hair follicles from the donor strip, and implant them to the graft region. The grafts are inserted into pre-cut micro and mini slits that are strategically designed to aesthetically improve the density of your existing hair, lower the hairline, and fill in balding areas.
Hair transplant has a high success rate as long as you have enough donor hair. This procedure does not have any long term or major side effects. Taking the medication that your surgeon provides after the procedure can prevent possible complications such as infection and swelling.
The procedure generally takes about 3 to 5 hours depending on the number of grafts. There will be a fine scar on the donor area that you can easily cover up with the surrounding hair. Patients usually feel little or no pain, and can return to normal activity the very next day. There is no additional care needed on the transplanted hair; just treat it like your ordinary hair, because it is your own hair! Please be aware most of the transplanted hair will shed within the first 3 weeks but will start to grow in 3 to 6 months, and will have the same strength, color, texture and same length, and life span as your hair from your donor area.
Within 6 months of the procedure, the transplanted hair can be groomed and combed in any fashion you like. It is best to consider this procedure at the first signs of balding for the best results. By doing a hair transplant now, you could replace your hair as it begins to thin and bald.
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