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How to Stop the Demon of Baldness

Jun 12, 2008
It is natural to lose hair and is part of the body's way to renew itself. The list of all the possible causes is exceedingly long but it is a common problem that affects millions of men, women, and children. If you lost your hair, the correct medical term for this occurrence is Alopecia. The most common type of hair loss in men is genetic; known as male pattern baldness, it affects close to 95 percent of males.

Some people only loss a small amount of hair and this is often down to a poor diet and is worth checking with you specialist. Exposure to chemicals or cosmetics, hormonal imbalance, stress, anxiety and mental tension are some of the other causes. Permanent loss usually occurs when the hair follicles themselves are damaged. Most people believe that it is primarily men that suffer with the condition but women actually account for forty percent of sufferers in the USA alone.

In fact, hair loss is also common among women as they age although with women a thyroid condition is one of the more common causes. Although the number of women sufferers in the USA may seem high this figure equates around the world and by the time a woman reaches sixty, she has a forty percent chance of having a problem. Another period where women may suffer some hair loss that is not age related is during and after pregnancy. Also surprisingly, it is not only men that suffer with hereditary baldness because in the USA, around 30 million women also suffer problem.

The best solution if you have permanent hair loss is to have it surgically restored and although a relatively new treatment has achieved considerable success. The treatment uses a technique to transplant hair follicles from a healthy area of the scalp to an area where the follicles are dead. Now the most common hair transplant treatment for men, it is carried out as an out-patient basis under local anesthetic. Many women are now deciding on hair transplant surgery as a method to hide scarring cause by facelifts for example.

The most successful hair transplants are those where the recipient tries to maintain his original looks and not to attempt to appear like someone else. Existing medical conditions could cause problems so these must be sorted out before any hair transplant treatment is considered. Even though hair restoration is a cosmetic procedure, aspects involved are different from other forms of cosmetic surgeries. If all other hair treatment therapies have failed then it's possible that a surgical hair transplant might be a good solution available for your hair loss condition.

But there is a problem with hair transplant surgery: The price. Most people avoid this method because of the high price they have to pay in the time span of 15 years. The full process can cost at least $20,000, which is about $700 a year times 15. More cheaper options are recommended, as these can give you similar, quick effects without the high price.
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