A single hair on your head can have a lifespan of five years. But that’s not always the case. For example, around 95% of hair loss in men is attributed to male pattern baldness, independently of anything else.
As specialists in hair implants in Manchester, we understand the issues that come with hair loss. Though it can be a genetic condition, which means some people will be more prone to losing their hair, it can also be something temporary. Beyond those genetic conditions that cannot be controlled, hair loss can also be caused by things like stress or hormonal imbalances.
So you can avoid hairstyles that pull at your hair or make sure you have enough iron in your diet, and yet suffer from hair loss without realising why. But regardless what causes it, and whether or not it’s permanent or temporary, the impact that hair loss can have on your happiness is always significant and shouldn’t be overlooked.
Hair loss can greatly impact your happiness by affecting your social life, as shown by studies made with 1271 participants from around the world. Independently of your culture or background, hair loss will inevitably cause the same problems on a personal level.
And the negative impact of hair loss in your social life can be devastating. Your self-esteem suffers, and so does the body image you’ve built until that eventful moment. Simple activities like taking the dog for a walk or going out for a movie with friends can trigger anxiety. Human beings are programmed to be social. When you find yourself dreading the mere thought of meeting friends, you know that can bring you other problems.
An altered self-image is a very common consequence of hair loss. And, in the worst case scenario, you can even become depressed, not only because of the new way you see yourself, but also because of the avoidance of social engagement.
Male baldness is more common than female; but because of a higher societal pressure on women regarding their appearance, the negative impact of hair loss can be substantially worse. But all of this can be avoided. To prevent these psychosocial issues from developing, hair loss treatment (like hair transplant) can lead to an improvement of quality of life and, therefore, to a higher level of happiness.
If you are suffering from hair loss and would like to speak with DHI Manchester about our services, don’t hesitate to call us on 0161 839 3769 or contact us here. You can also contact us on Facebook and Twitter.