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The emotional impact of hair loss.

Hair loss, or androgenetic alopecia, seems to be a devastating issue for men and woman alike, but why? From a cultural perspective, thick luscious, long hair signifies youth and health. For many people, their hair is an important part of what makes them feel beautiful. That is why hair loss in every form can often feel like losing one’s identity.

The impact hair loss has on emotional and mental health can often be overlooked and written off as vanity. The implications regarding self-esteem, attractiveness, appeal, and youthfulness often leave people feeling frustrated, upset and even anxious. Because it is a visible condition, they might feel very vulnerable to the public that in turn forces them to rather stay at home and many times leads to depression.

In severe cases the person might feel helpless because hair loss is not really seen as a legitimate medical condition or problem and is mostly labelled as cosmetic. But in essence hair thinning, and baldness is almost always linked to an underlying medical issue in one way or another. Thyroid conditions and autoimmune disease are common medical conditions among hair loss patients, and should be taken seriously. Other causes include genetics, cancer treatment and medicinal effects.

How to cope with hair loss.

There are a few reinforcement techniques to create coping mechanisms for thinning hair, male and female pattern hair loss as bald patches.

  • It is of utmost importance to keep reminding yourself that your hair loss issue is not life threatening, and there are hair loss treatments available.

  • Be content with knowing that your true friends and family love you for who you are and not for hair on your head.

  • Use this time of your changing appearance as an opportunity to find a new style. Perhaps a sleek hat, a floral headscarf or longer length wig can be your statement item.

  • Consider talk therapy to manage the emotional impacts, your therapist might prescribe anti-depressants if talk therapy is not effective or successful.

  • Do know that many hair loss conditions are temporary. If your hair loss is related to chemotherapy, it will grow back in time.

  • Focus your attention on ways to feel more positive about your appearance, determine and train your mind to affirm that losing your hair will not get you down.

What are options for hair growth? How to stop thinning hair and hair regeneration treatments? There are many weird methods suggested to promote hair growth stimulation; it includes hanging upside down, wearing a shower cap to bed and coating your scalp with peanut butter...

We do however have REAL alternatives, depending on the type of hair loss. The following treatments will elaborate on how to stop hair thinning generally, hair thinning at the crown, receding hairline, female pattern baldness, male pattern baldness and patches of hair loss. Medication Medications to treat inflammation and autoimmune conditions such as alopecia areata can be prescribed by your physician. Because hair loss in women is quite common, hormone modulators such as contraceptives could also be beneficial. Procedures

  • Hair transplantation

Small sections of skin containing healthy hair are removed from the back or side of the head and transplanted onto thinning areas.

This proven hair loss treatment can promote hair follicle regeneration and aids hair growth for men and woman by using your own plasma and growth factors to target specific areas of hair loss. PRP is used to encourage growth of thinning hair and promote growth of transplanted hair. Hair follicles survive by the nutrition they get from the blood supply. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections work by introducing platelets to the area with damaged hair follicles. Nutrition Foods to eat:

  • Iron rich foods such as spinach

  • Vitamin A containing foods such as carrots.

  • Protein rich foods such as egg and milk

  • Zinc rich foods such as green peas, wheatgerm and chickpeas

  • Another option is to consider Vitamin IV drip or shot to restore balance in your body.

Hair products

There are a few dozen hair products available online that claim to regrow thinning tresses if you are prepared to take a gamble.

Consulting with a specialist in the field of dermatology will help you target the root cause of your hair loss and then set up a bespoke treatment plan for your hair restoration journey. Bio Aesthetica is a dermatology clinic situated at the renowned Harley Street in London central.

Click on this link to find out more about PRP hair restoration treatment or visit the rooms at

1 Harley Street, 4a Crouch End Hill, London W1G 6QD.

An aesthetics clinic that prides itself on delivering natural looking results with every treatment.

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