When people talk about hair, many associate it with women. After all, ladies spend a lot of time and money grooming their locks. However, men are also very concerned about their hair—or the lack thereof. As an article from the HuffingtonPost.co.uk reports, research done by the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin revealed that hair loss can have serious psychological effects on people:
A major new study has revealed that hair loss can in fact trigger serious psychological breakdown – something my colleagues and I have believed for a long time.
Furthermore, researchers found it could even lead to exaggerated feelings of ugliness and, in the worst cases, trigger body dysmorphic disorder, where sufferers experience acute anxiety about their looks.
Doctors found that the ‘enormous emotional burden’ of going bald could lead in some cases to low self-confidence, mental disorders and even impaired quality of life.
The study is a major, and very welcome, piece of research into the psychological impact of hair loss.
The article further adds that the leading cause of hair loss is male pattern baldness (MPB), a condition caused in large part by genetics. In MPB, a man’s hair follicles shrinks until they can no longer sprout hair. Oftentimes, the only recourse is to get hair transplant surgery, a process wherein healthy follicles are grafted to areas that can no longer grow hair.
However, the cost of such a procedure can be prohibitive, leading many sufferers of MPB to get hair transplant in Mexico instead. This is part of the growing trend called medical tourism where patients travel abroad to get treatment for a considerably lower price.
You don’t have to worry about quality of service though. For example, Baja Hair Center, a leading Mexico hair transplant expert, offers FUT (Follicular Unit Transplantation) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction)—two of the most cutting edge hair transplant techniques. As such, you can rest assured that you’ll get the highest quality of treatment possible.
(Source: New Research That Proves Just How Devastating Hair Loss Can Be, HuffingtonPost.co.uk, October 01, 2013)