Regain Your Lost Youth With a Hair Transplant
July 10, 2019 | By Dr. Sangay Bhutia (Hair Transplant Specialist in Delhi)
Hair loss or baldness can make people appear a lot older than they are. The effect of hair loss on how old a person looks is, in fact, more than that of grey hair. Also, people have the simple option of coloring their grey hair if they want, but for hair loss such a quick and easy solution, which can be done at home, doesn’t exist.
Hair loss happens to almost everyone, especially as they grow older, making it something which is associated with age. There are studies which show that people with thin hair or those who are bald, are perceived to be older, or less attractive by the opposite gender compared to those with a head full of hair. Even popular culture and media ascribe thin hair and baldness to older people, reinforcing the belief that the society already holds.
Basically if people are losing hair because of male pattern baldness or androgenetic alopecia, they are in a tough spot, especially those who care deeply about their appearance or how people perceive them. It becomes especially harder for people who are perhaps in their 20s or 30s, and facing an early onset of pattern baldness. People suddenly start treating them differently.
But the good thing is that a solution exists, in the form of hair transplant or hair restoration. Modern hair transplant surgery is a permanent solution to hair loss, it is an advanced procedure, and can look very aesthetically-pleasing. Before we talk about how it can help people regain their self-confidence and make them feel younger, here are the two kinds of techniques used for hair transplant: FUT or Follicular Unit Transplantation and FUE Hair Transplant or Follicular Unit Extraction.
FUT involves extracting a narrow strip of scalp from the donor area, dissecting it into individual follicular units, which are then transplanted to the recipient area. While in FUE, individual grafts are extracted and transplanted on to the thinning or balding spots on the head. Both the techniques are very effective and have given a new lease of life to millions of patients worldwide. The best thing about these procedures is that they are accessible, affordable, and have a very short recovery period, making it easy for people with jobs to get them without a major interruption in their life or career.
Now, a Hair Transplant will make people look younger, but it also has a positive impact on the person’s psychology. Hair loss is known to cause anxiety, grief, loneliness, or even depression. It can even lead to BDD or Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Most of these psychological issues are related to people feeling insecure, less-confident, developing self-doubt, and imagining that others think of them as old or less attractive. A change in a person’s appearance, especially when it is related to age can have a profound impact on their mental health.
A hair transplant helps people feel better about them, regain lost confidence, and feel youthful again. They usually also notice the change in people’s attitude towards them. Friends, family, bosses, or anyone who they interact with socially or professionally treats them as a younger, and hence more active and energetic individual. This is not to say that older or bald people are not energetic or desirable, but it is a matter of perception.
A hair transplant can be healing in many different ways than just feeling youthful with a new crop of hair on your scalp.