While there are plenty of long standing jokes about the male baldness syndrome, for the man who finds that he is losing his hair, it is certainly no laughing matter. Many men, for mostly genetic but also various other reasons, begin to experience a gradual to rapid degree of hair loss as they enter their early thirties and throughout their later years. There are also many cases of women who begin to go bald although they are not quite as common as men who bald.
For men (or women) who lose their hair in their early years as opposed to when they are older, this loss can be devastating to their self esteem and self confidence. There are many products on the market as well as folk medicine that have been tried throughout the years in attempts to remedy this situation for men that are balding, however there are no procedures that are quite as successful as hair transplants which have evolved in medicine since the 1980’s.
Men are the main group of patients who receive hair transplants and the reason for doing so is fairly obvious especially in light of today’s emphasis on appearance. For the most part, the primary reason involves restoring a sense of confidence and self esteem to the aging male. It’s easy to see how a man who begins to lose a significant and noticeable part of his appearance, may feel diminished and in fact it can even cause a man to experience depression. By restoring the lost hair, a man can gain a renewed lease on life and feel good about himself again. Many men even equate having hair with a having a certain level of success in life.
There are other reasons why a person may resort to opting for a hair transplant. One reason could be if the person was in an accident that resulted in a loss of a portion of his/ her scalp. Still another possibility could be if someone was going through chemotherapy or some other medical treatment which caused he or she to lose hair and/ or the ability to regrow hair.
There could be several underlying reasons for seeking hair transplants but the basic goal of restoring lost hair seems to boil down to a purely superficial one. This gives us an idea of how much of a role appearances play in our lives and one doesn’t have to be a vain or image conscious individual to feel the impact that a diminished appearance can cause.