Coping with Premature Hair Loss
Hair loss at any age can be difficult to accept. When that happens to men and women in their teens or twenties, it can be extremely difficult. Because our hair is so closely tied to our overall appearance, it profoundly affects our self-esteem.
Coping with premature hair loss doesn’t have to produce anxiety, though. The Nashville Hair Clinic can help men and women of any age who may be experiencing hair loss. We offer both surgical and non-surgical solutions to hair loss, which will reverse the balding, restore your appearance, and boost your confidence!
How to Cope with Premature Hair Loss
As we age, we all experience some amount of hair loss, hairline recession, and thinning of the hair. Generally speaking, we, as a society, expect men to go bald, especially in their senior years. Even so, it doesn’t mean that men don’t experience some anxiety when they do begin losing hair, especially if they are young.
For women, thinning hair and hair loss is much more stressful. This often causes a huge impact on one’s psychological health and mental wellbeing. Because her hair is so closely tied to her outer beauty and femininity, a woman experiences hair loss differently than a man. When it happens to a young woman, it can be devastating to her emotional health.
According to the American Hair Loss Association, “common male pattern baldness (MPB) accounts for more than 95% of hair loss in men. By the age of thirty-five two-thirds of American men will experience some degree of appreciable hair loss, and by the age of fifty approximately 85% of men have significantly thinning hair. Approximately twenty-five percent of men who suffer from male pattern baldness begin the painful process before they reach the age of twenty-one. … women actually make up forty percent of American hair loss sufferers.”
Since so many Americans deal with hair loss, we offer this advice, especially for those struggling to cope with premature hair loss:
Accept your hair loss. It does no good to ignore hair loss or hope your hair will miraculously begin growing again. Once you accept that you’re losing hair, you can then develop a plan of intervention.
Rule out any reversible situation that may be causing the hair loss. Some hair loss conditions can be reversed since they are caused by outside factors. Stress, trauma, trichotillomania (a mental disorder where one compulsively pulls out their hair), medications, thyroid function, and other treatments can all cause hair loss. It’s important to determine if any of these factors have contributed to your hair loss; if so, seek to first address those situations.
Once you’ve established that your hair loss is likely genetic, and not reversible or temporary, it’s time to consider a permanent solution to your hair loss. Surgical and non-surgical treatments are available to help restore to you a thick, beautiful, full head of hair.
Surgical Treatment for Premature Hair Loss
Surgical treatment for hair loss is best for those with available areas of donor hair and larger bald spots.
Multi-Unit Graft Surgery
Graft surgery works by taking large strips of hair from donor areas and applying them to areas with less volume.
Follicular Unit Extraction, or FUE, is a technique of extracting hairs from donor areas to restore volume in balding spots. This method uses a small, round punch to move small follicular units from one space to another.
Non-surgical Treatment for Premature Hair Loss
Non-surgical treatment for hair loss is best for those who want to cover scars, who have smaller areas of concern, who have limited donor hair, or who don’t have a lot of downtime for recovery.
P.R.P. (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy consists of a series of 3 applications, which will be performed in our clinic. The procedure is simple, convenient and with no downtime.
The low Laser Therapy is used to energize hair follicles on your scalp. The Phototherapy is cleared by the FDA and recommended by renowned hair doctors.
There are several medications that are used to treat hair loss. After a careful analysis of your hair loss situation, we will recommend the best medical treatment available for your specific type of hair loss.
Scalp micro pigmentation works well for certain kinds of patients who want a short hairstyle. The technique is based on a small dot of pigment that matches your hair color, which will be deposited on your epidermis, simulating hair.
Regardless of your age or situation, hair loss can be disruptive to your quality of life. When you see thinning or balding as a young person, anxiety and depression can set in.
Don’t let your premature hair loss dictate how you feel about yourself or your relationships; Nashville Hair Clinic can help!
Call us now at 615-257-1496 to schedule a consultation. We’ll discuss all options with you to help reverse your condition and restore a full head of hair that will boost your wellbeing and increase your self-confidence. Contact us today!