What does hair transplant mean?
Hair transplant is a process where hair is transferred from a healthy scalp area to a bald scalp area. The healthy scalp is called the donor area. In men, this is usually behind or at the sides of the head. Transplanted hair then grows on through a person’s life, as the hair roots transplanted into a bald area do not lose their ability to grow. Domination of the donor scalp is the basis for a successful hair transplant.
Hair transplant candidates are persons with excessive hair loss, who have a sufficient amount of healthy hair in the donor area, which is then used for transplant to a bald area. In the past, many bald patients did not have a suitable donor area, but to date, science has advanced so much that new techniques have brought about many new hair restoration procedures, so that nowadays, large numbers of men do have a suitable hair transplant donor area.
Basic hair transplant conditions
For men, baldness can be a sign of aging, unattractiveness or lack of vitality. Though none of these signs is necessarily true, clinical studies have shown that hair loss constantly causes a poor self-image and a low self-esteem in men and women. Around 70 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience some degree of hair loss in their lives. Hair loss is impacted by several factors, and the three predominant ones include the genetics, hormones, and advanced age.
In the past, men and women were rather desperate at the excessive hair loss, as no effective hair loss prevention methods existed. However, hair restoration methods have accomplished great advancements in the recent years, and many men and women are opting for effective hair transplants because new hair on the head brings added quality to life and improves the person’s self-esteem. Effective scalp transplants at present constitute an optimum treatment against baldness.
An average person may shed 50 to 100 pieces of hair in a day. If your hair grows regularly, and regrows, baldness does not occur.
A combination of emotional instability, nervousness, stress, poor nutrition, illness, drug and alcohol consumption causes excess hair loss. Luckily, these factors are normally only temporary, where hair growth and scalp restoration continue in a natural way.
However, problems begin to arise, when this is not the case. Around 70 percent of men and 50 percent of women experience excessive hair loss in their lifetime. US research has shown that 80 percent of bald men are highly affected with a low self-image due to baldness, and are highly stressed, as they usually begin sheding their hair in their early twenties, and are most likely to suffer a low level of self-assurance. Permanent hair loss is due to the fact that the hair follicles become thinner and weaker, and hair production in hair roots completely stopps. Androgenetic alopecia is the scientific name of the male type baldness.