An estimated 80 million men and women in the United States suffer from hair loss. While it doesn’t adversely impact health, there are the emotional and self esteem issues that are inextricably linked withhair loss.
This article takes the opportunity, this August, which is Hair Loss Awareness month, to talk about hair loss:
- There are many reasons for hair loss, including chemo and alopecia. In alopecia, you can literally lose your hair overnight.
- Hair loss is more traumatic for women.
- There are non surgical ways of replacing lost hair, where the hair appears to be naturally growingbut is not actually so; it is more like a hair ‘contact lens’.
- The hair transplant procedure is also possible, which takes the hair from the back of the head and transplants it to the top. This is generally because hair loss typically occurs on the top of the head rather than the sides or the back, where it continues to grow more thickly.
- There are also ways in which counseling and treatment can be obtained to actually prevent hair loss, before it actually starts to shed or fall.