Dealing with female hair loss

hair-lossThere’s something about female hair loss that seems to add a second stigma, almost, to the already considerable pain of encroaching baldness. In part, that’s probably a simple factor of the rarity of female baldness, it’s far less likely for a woman to go naturally bald than for a man. That, in turn, is a function of the known cause of all natural hair loss, which is an excess of a male hormone in the scalp. Obviously, men are more likely to have this hormone in abundance because they are male. When a woman finds herself going bald, it’s more of a shock simply because it doesn’t happen so much.

Female hair loss also, obviously, suffers from a cultural connotation. For centuries, women in Western and Eastern cultures have been identified by the lushness and length of their hair. Try thinking of a legend, fable or old story in which a central female character does not have long, luscious hair, and you’ll see what we mean. There’s a reason Rapunzel had masses of golden hair; just as there’s a reason that, until recently, sweethearts in Western cultures would routinely carry a lock of the loved female’s hair with them wherever they went. No wonder, then, that female hair loss, when it happens, carries such a freight of shock and embarrassment with it. When a man loses hair, he is not losing anything culturally associated with manliness or manhood. When a woman loses hair, part of her cultural identification as a woman is falling away.

What can be done about it? These days, fortunately, quite a lot. In the past, dealing with hair loss in a man or a woman was possible up to a point, but usually futile because it looked so unnatural. Modern treatments for hair loss can produce a quite convincing head of hair , particularly when the patient opts for FT, or Follicular Transfer, a mild surgery based technique that encourages individually implanted hair to grow on a balding site. Female hair loss is as likely to receive successful treatment in this vein as male hair loss  and the success rate in men, to date, has been astonishing.

Where previous methods of hair replacement pretty much relied on an extremely painful skin grafting procedure (actual areas of skin, with hair still growing in it, were culled and implanted), FT removes living hairs from a donor area and implants them individually in the natural skin of the bald spot. The idea is that each hair should be chosen for the way in which it grows  the closer its direction, on the natural site, to the desired direction on the bald site; the better it is as a candidate.

Because female hair loss is caused by the exact same thing as male hair loss, and because FT works so well on men, there is no reason to suppose that it can’t work on women. Indeed, to date there has been every success with females undergoing the treatment. Female baldness may well be more distressing than the male counterpart  but at least the treatments for it are equally successful.

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Several benefits of getting permanent makeup

makeupAs a woman, I know how annoying it is to apply, reapply and take off makeup every single day! Even if I do not get completely glammed up every day, I still wear lipstick, eyeliner and a dab or two of mascara. Even when you wear it minimally you still have to take it off every night or your skin would become oily and you would break out. This isn’t a simple thing for any woman. Well, it is sort of fun but time consuming and even frustrating putting it on, but taking it off, forget it! There is something else that is available for you if you feel the same way about applying makeup – Permanent Makeup.

This makeup is becoming one of the highlight gimmicks in the Hollywood World. Woman and few men have began using permanent makeup techniques that are available. This is a process, so you’ll have some recuperation time of about 3-7 days, after you get it done. However, this doesn’t stop several people because the advantages definitely outweigh the inconvenience.

>>> Firstly, this is such a time saver! Once your permanent makeup is completely healed you don’t need to go through that irritating hour of putting your makeup on, since it’s already there!

>>> Secondly it makes the person look very young. This does not necessarily mean a 90 year old woman would look 30, but if you are in your 40s and 50s you could end up looking anywhere from 5-10 years younger with permanent makeup because its perfectly placed.

>>> Thirdly, it is tattooed on to your skin. This means that it is done ideally and there is no need to fix it ever again! A lot of woman feels self-conscious when they’re out because they fear that their makeup has gone awry. You have been there! You just got done eating lunch at one of your favorite spots and you have to run to the bathroom to ensure the soup du jour didn’t rub your lipstick off! Well, with permanent makeup you don’t have to worry about this anymore.

This is also cool for sporty chicks who wear makeup to go jogging or go to the pool to exercise. You can get the permanent makeup done for eyebrows, lip liner, full lips, and eyeliner.

Some women even get this everlasting alternative because of other reasons. They don’t care about reapplying or adjusting their makeup. They might have skin or facial scars, Alopcea (hair loss) or Vitiligo, ( white pigment spots) that they can’t hide well the regular makeup. Making them feel very self conscious unless they have makeup on. Well, with permanent makeup you will always have something to cover your imperfections so you will not have to worry about looking anything, but beautiful!

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