Baldness is one of the major problems most men face today. Even though baldness is not really a disease and has no serious health implication, the effects of baldness range from social to psychological. Low self-esteem and social awkwardness can be an effect of hair loss. Women also suffer from this condition and they are more likely to suffer more severely compared to men.
There are a number of treatments for hair loss but the most recommended though the most expensive is hair transplant.
Natural hair transplant as treatment for baldness has been around for more than 40 years. The principle known as “Donor Dominance” recognizes that hair from the donor site or balding resistant part of the head could be transplanted to the balding area or the recipient site.
In general, there are 3 types of hair transplantation methods: Scalp Reduction, Follicular Unit Strip Surgery and Follicular Unit Extraction.
Scalp Reduction, as its name implies, a portion of the bald scalp area is removed then pulled together and sewed up, thereby decreasing the amounts of bald area to be covered with hair grafts. The best candidates are men with a clear bald spot on the vertex.
The second procedure, which was widely used back in the late 80’s, is Follicular Unit Strip Surgery, In this procedure, a band of hair from the donor region is taken and implanted on the thinning or balding area. Stitches are used to seal the donor area. The recuperation period is around 2 weeks and will entail medical personnel to remove the stitches. This method is best for regular to extreme hair loss cases.
The most recent hair transplantation is Follicular Unit Extraction. Strands of hair are transplanted in groups of one up to four on the balding area. The result gives the most natural look of all the three procedures. Recovery time is usually seven days since less cutting is involved.
Hair transplantation can also be performed to restore eyelashes, eyebrows or hair loss caused by burns and accidents. If you are interested in these procedures, make sure to look for reputable surgeons and hospitals.
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