Although hair loss seems primarily to be a cosmetic problem, the mechanisms of growing and shedding of hair and hair transplantation involve the whole body. And as a part of the medical training they take, a physician learns to approach the human body as a whole and uses this approach with the patients in their daily lives.
If we are to adopt a holistic approach to the growing and shedding of hair or hair transplantation, the best question to be asked is: “What is hair?” In a cosmetic point of view, the hair is a stylized means used for attaining a better look. On the other hand, according to a holistic approach, while the hair is significant in terms of aesthetics, and it has a biological significance as well. Our hair consists of structures which cover the outer surface of our body, fulfilling numerous biological functions.