Hair loss – such as alopecia or pattern baldness – is an entirely common occurrence that can cause many people to lose confidence and feel self-conscious. There are many reasons why people experience hair loss. These can range from medical reasons, such as autoimmune disorders, to side effects from medications or treatments. Most typically, however, the cause of hair loss is a combination of genetics and environmental factors. Due to the decrease in self-esteem that is often closely associated with hair loss, people who experience it will often seek treatments and procedures like scalp micropigmentation (SMP) that either camouflage the appearance of thinning hair or regrow lost hair.
In such instances, people experiencing hair loss may enlist the help of professionals to perform a hair transplant. Hair transplants have improved over many years, using new technologies developed to achieve better, more natural-looking results. One procedure – follicular unit extraction, or FUE – requires removing a full hair follicle from a healthy “donor” area and relocating it to an area where follicles are dead or dormant. This helps stimulate growth.