[Posted on November 20th, 2013 by Dr. Carlos Puig]
It’s commonly believed that only men have to deal with hair loss, though follicular unit extraction is being used on women just as much as it is for men. Hair is often seen as a way to increase attractiveness – much like peacock feathers. When you start to lose your hair, you may not seem as attractive and this can have a negative impact on your self-confidence levels.
Female hair loss is more common than most people want to admit. Any hair loss clinic will tell you that female hair replacement is just as common as male hair replacement – and sometimes even more so. Men can shave their head and deal with the hair loss easier than women can.
It’s socially “acceptable” for men to be bald. If women go bald, they are considered unhealthy. Of the many trends that exist, thinning hair is not one of them. Women can deal with hair loss in their early 20s. Follicular unit extraction is one of the easiest ways to combat the problem.
A lot of women wait until they can see their scalp to realize there’s a problem. Others realize there’s a problem much sooner. Some of the tell-tale signs are losing hair in the shower, pulling out more hair out of a hairbrush, and running hands through the hair only to have several strands appear on your fingertips.
There’s a solution to thinning hair. With follicular unit extraction, you’re able to get a hair transplant using your own hair. The hair is extracted from somewhere else on your body where you still have healthy hair growth. The hair is then transplanted, allowing you to continue growing hair as though nothing happened.
In many cases, no one will ever know that you had hair issues. It may look as though your hair is thinning one day and the next, you can have more volume than ever before. You don’t have to admit that you underwent a follicular unit extraction. You can tell people that you started using a new shampoo, got a haircut, or anything else.
Hair transplants and hair products that deal with hair loss are almost always contributed to men. The only reason that it is so is because men are more open about the problems. Most women choose to suffer in silence because they are embarrassed by what has happened.
If you notice hair loss, follicular unit extraction may be the best procedure for you to look into. A hair transplant can be the answer to your problems. You can have the procedure done at a hair loss clinic and then move forward with your life. You can regain the self-confidence and the attractiveness that you lost when you began to lose your hair.
Don’t assume it’s only men that can go bald. If baldness runs in your family for men or women, you’re at risk.