Do you know the body part that keeps the body warm and protects against debris?
The body part that when lost can lead to depression and failing confidence?
One that can be made new?
Or even surgically implanted?
This body part may not be what you expect.
That body part is hair.
Hair has had biological value since evolution. It protects a man’s face from the lashing of cold wind during the winter if that man has a beard. It also protects the eyes from debris, as when dirt whips toward it, only for the eyelashes to stop it.
Hair also has aesthetic value. A person’s hair can signal vitality and youth when it is full, old age and lethargy when it is falling out, and a person’s lack of self care if that person’s hair is unkempt or unwashed.
It is devastating when hair is lost. Some women equate losing hair to losing a limb. Many suffer from depression when hair is lost, as it is part of a person’s masculinity or femininity. It is part of their identity and its loss leads to lack of confidence. People suspect that hair is essential to physical attractiveness.
They may be right.
If you’re depressed about your balding head, hair loss treatment may be right for you. It can lead to increased happiness, confidence, and vigor. There are three major options available: micropigmentation, follicular unit extraction, and follicular unit strip surgery.
Micropigmentation is akin to tattooing. It uses sophisticated equipment to pigment the scalp. The goal is to make it look like there is a thin layer of hair. Scalp micropigmentation can be expensive, from $1,800 to a $4,000, according to one website. It is not time consuming and is minimally invasive.
Follicular Unit Extraction
Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) is a procedure where hairs from a healthy part of the head are taken out and surgically implanted on the balding side of the head. FUE involves grafts, which is a transplant of living tissue. A single graft often contains up to seven or eight hairs.
Follicular Unit Strip Surgery
Follicular Unit Strip Surgery (FUSS) is an invasive procedure where strips of the healthy part of the scalp are extracted and replanted in a balding part of the scalp. There are many complications, including scarring of the scalp, and the procedure takes a larger recovery time when compared to FUE.
There is little worse than becoming depressed due to losing a core component of the body, and one that leads to physical attractiveness. For those who are losing hair, do not be distressed. They are many treatment options available that can make you feel more:
- Masculine (for men) or feminine (for women)
It is difficult to lose hair. A qualified doctor or surgeon can help.
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