Once upon a time, there was little a man could do once he started losing his hair. Early options included wearing a wig or otherwise concealing the hair loss or accepting hair loss as a fact of life. Starting in the 20th century, surgeons developed a new way for men to cope with male pattern baldness.
It is typical for an individual to lose between 50 to 100 hairs throughout the day; however, these hairs are continuously replaced. If more excessive hair loss occurs, there may be an underlying problem: Hair loss caused by an underlying problem is usually short-lived and, once the root cause is removed, the lost hair is replaced. The root cause of hair loss can range from stress to inadequate protein consumption. When permanent hair loss occurs, hormones (including testosterone) and genetics are typically to blame.
Although you might associate hair loss with men, it is a problem that affects women almost as much as it does men. About 40 percent of the people who suffer from hair loss are women, according to the American Hair Loss Association. While not every female hair loss patient is a good candidate for hair restoration surgery, a hair transplant can help many women get their hair–and their confidence–back.
A full head of hair not only makes you look more youthful. It also makes you feel more confident. Today, you have more options than ever before when it comes to restoring lost hair. Hair restoration surgery is one popular option, but there is a considerable amount of misinformation out there about it. If you’re considering a hair transplant, it helps to know what’s fact and what’s fiction. Here are a few of the most common myths.