One of the common misconceptions is that hair loss only happens to older people (those who are above their thirties or forties). This, of course, is far from the truth. Hair loss may occur as early as the teenage years for some people. Hair loss only becomes more common with the older folks, but to say that the young is safe from it is absolutely false.
It has been reported that more and more teens are now having hair transplant procedures in order to battle early hair loss. The popularity of the procedure among the younger generation is attributed to the growing “selfie” trend, with people encouraged to actively document their lives by taking pictures of themselves. Unfortunately for those with early hair loss, they become the center of jokes among their amigos. This not only diminishes their self-confidence, but also reduces their social interaction (most of which takes place online). Hair transplant cost varies from case to case, but the majority of those who underwent the procedure claim that it was money well spent. After all, with a hair transplant procedure, patients do not only grow back hair but regain their confidence as well.
Some of the conditions that may result in hair loss for teens are Androgenetic Alopecia and Alopecia Areta, where bald spots can be observed anywhere in the body (mostly the scalp area). However, other conditions like thyroid disorders, contraceptives and acne were also found to cause hair loss as a side effect. Some prescription medicines, poor diet, and high levels of stress are also possible reasons for hair loss.
The hair transplant cost in Mexico commonly ranges from the upper hundreds to thousands of dollars, depending on the size of the area needing transplantation.
Oftentimes, teens suffering from hair loss tend to be more conscious of their physical appearance and become more withdrawn. This could affect their social interactions, school performance, and self-worth. Parents who wish to help their child get through this condition should consider hair transplant as a possible solution.
(Top 11 hair loss myths, hishairclinic.com)
(Balding teens spending thousands on hair transplants, nypost.com)
(Alopecia Areata, britishskinfoundation.org.uk)