Among women, a glowing head full of hair is their crowning glory, reflective of their grooming habits and overall well-being. Many problems, however, can give rise to hair damages such as using of hair products with strong chemicals, exposure to heat, and other hormonal or medical-related causes that lead to temporary or permanent hair loss.
Alopecia is a hair loss condition both adult men and women suffer from. The disorder, however, follows the male-pattern baldness, and therefore, affects a greater number of men than women. Heredity may be the predominant factor why men, in particular, lose hair (often prematurely), but other conditions such as hair and scalp disorders, hormonal changes or imbalances, medications, and bad habits (hair pulling) are common contributory causes of hair loss.
For women, pregnancy and discontinuance of taking birth control pills may give rise to temporary hair loss, as their hormones get imbalanced. Scalp infections, thyroid problems, and scarring are some of the medical conditions that may cause a person to suffer from hair loss.
Frequent hair treatments and poor nutrition may throw off one’s hair growth pattern that the follicles stop producing hair; ill health can inevitably mirror itself in the condition of one’s hair.
Hair restoration procedure
Given that the hair is prone to damages brought about by many different factors, medical technology has stepped up to provide sufferers with more permanent hair solutions. Many hair centers like Baja Hair Center, address this specific condition by offering various services from prescribing medications to painless surgical hair transplants in Mexico.
There are two types of operations included in this surgical type of hair restoration in Mexico, namely the Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) and Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE). These methods vary in their way of how the follicle units—tiny groups of growing hair—are being extracted. The FUT method surgically excises a strip of scalp (from the back of the head) which are then divided into separate grafts and transplanted along the recipient sites. The FUE method, on the other hand, makes tiny incisions for each individual follicular unit, and are therefore seen as more surgically invasive than the FUT.
The FUT is reported to be the preferred procedure over FUE, as it is less surgically invasive and less expensive than the more involved FUE. Nonetheless, regardless of which procedure is preferred by the patient, both procedures are relatively efficient and quick with the use of state-of-the-art equipment, and in the end, the result is the impressive appearance of naturally growing hair.
(Source: Follicular Unit Transplantation (FUT) – A guide to Hair Transplant Surgery, Medic8.com)