Hair is a basic feature of any human being and at times is referred to as the crown. It gives you an identity and makes you look good. It is an integral part of your body as much as any other. But due to many factors like stress, biological disorders, slavish lifestyle, diet, etc many people are becoming prone to hair loss.
Hair loss can be related to the following factors:
It is one of the most common causes of hair loss. It is also called male pattern baldness.
Medications and supplements
Certain medications and drugs also cause hair loss. Medicines used for cancer, depression, arthritis, heart problems, etc all have hair loss as a major side effect.
Pregnancy, menopause, childbirth and thyroid problems can cause hormonal changes which in turn causes permanent or temporary hair loss.
Any emotional or physical shock to any person can cause general thinning of hair. This can extend to several weeks or even months.
Heredity condition is the most common cause of hair loss in men and women. The heredity condition is called male-pattern baldness in men and female-pattern baldness in women. This condition occurs with aging and in predefined patterns. In men, it is a receding hairline and in women, it is thinning hair.
Hair loss treatment can be done by hair transplantation and over the counter medications. Further, the hair transplant can be done by two methods. They are Follicular unit extraction (FUE) and Follicular unit transplant (FUT). The medications to prevent hair loss are Minoxidil and Finasteride.
The procedure for hair transplantation involves two methods. The process in both treatments is as follows:
Follicular unit extraction (FUE)
Follicular Unit Extraction is a hair transplant method in which the follicular units of hair are extracted one by one from the donor area of the head. A microneedle is used by the surgeon. A tiny incision is punched around a hair follicle just before extraction. These groupings in which each unit contains 3 to 4 hairs are then implanted where there are balding areas in the head.
Follicular unit transplant (FUT)
Follicular Unit Transplant is also a hair transplant technique. In this, a patient’s naturally occurring groups of 1 to 4 hairs are transplanted. These groups are called follicular units and allow the doctor to transplant thousands of grafts. All this is done safely in a single session.
There are many ways to prevent hair loss. They are:
The cost of hair transplant can vary depending on what type of surgery you undergo. In general, it typically varies from 25-40rs per graft to 30-80rs per hair graft.