An average, healthy individual should have about a hundred and fifty thousand hair strands on the head, a number which remains fairly consistent throughout the entire lifespan. Although it is hereditary, the condition of hair and the damage it goes through when exposed to pollutants increase the rate of hair loss. Anything more than a hundred strands of hair loss per day is cause for concern.
Rising hair loss concern amongst women
Although men are more likely to lose their hair as they age, millions of women all around the world suffer from hair thinning and hair loss. There could be a number of factors which contribute to this condition which may include stress, exposure to pollution, even diseases and health problems like vitamin deficiencies.
There are many products and services in the market that claim to be able to regrow your hair naturally. However, as there are many different factors, which could be the main cause, it becomes difficult to solve each one of them. Besides, surgical procedures and certain scalp conditions may leave scars on the scalp which are unable to grow hair.
A new solution
Hair follicle simulation is a new technique of cosmetically covering the scalp with dots of pigment so that the head looks filled with hair. The procedure is much like that used to get a tattoo, except the equipment is a lot more delicate and it requires specialized knowledge. Even the pigment used is specially created for the scalp, as it should retain its color for much longer than a traditional tattoo.
The objective of hair follicle simulation is to mimic the look of hair follicles on the head so that bald patches are not distinctly visible. The color of the pigment, needle thickness and the angle of entry of the needle is decided according to the natural growth of hair so that it looks natural and uniform.
How to get it done
The hair follicle simulation treatment is painless and safe, as long as the needle used is brand new and the procedure is held in a sterile environment at the hands of an experienced specialist. The effects are immediately visible and it stays that way for decades, although a touch up may be required as the pigment may fade, so you would need to commit yourself to it. Ensure that you visit a reputed clinic and see the results that the treatment has had on former patients to decide if you want to go in for it.
How much does this treatment cost?
SMP hair density treatments or hair follicle simulation costs vary depending on what area of the country you are in, the providers experience, and the amount of area to be covered. Most Men and Women average about $3000 per treatment. This may seem expensive, however, how much do we spend in time and money trying to cover up these areas of baldness or thinning hair, and/or how much of our self-esteem and body image is compromised by not having this treatment. Many women wear wigs or plugs in order to cover up the bald spots, now both men and women have another option: Hair Follicle Simulation.