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The Emotional Toll of Alopecia Hair Loss

It is no secret that most women view their hair as part of their identity. When a woman suffers any amount of hair loss, it can create emotional and social issues for them because of it. Alopecia hair loss has a variety of causes and levels of severities that can often cause strong emotional stress.

Alopecia is an underserved group of disorders according to some. There is really no quick fixes regardless of what type of alopecia you suffer from. There are those sufferers that often feel that this condition is not taken seriously by many medical professionals, despite the psychological effects it can inflict on those that suffer from it. There are many that are deeply impacted by an alopecia diagnosis. While men and women both can suffer from alopecia, our society isn’t as forgiving of female hair loss. This can cause women to take on a feeling that there’s something wrong with them, beyond their hair loss.

There are several types of alopecia, each with different effects. Androgenetic alopecia (pattern hair loss) is genetically predetermined and it affects around 50% of men and women. Alopecia can also be caused by autoimmune disorders like cicatricial alopecia. This type of alopecia is more rare and is caused when the hair follicles break and scars the scalp. Another type is alopecia areata, this causes the hair to fall out in round patches. As part of our social/cultural construct, just a little bit of hair loss can be divesting to women. Some may suffer only slight hair loss while others may suffer hair loss on their entire scalp from alopecia totalis. This type is caused in the body’s own immune system attacking the hair follicles.

Putting alopecia hair loss in the spotlight

In the past decade not only has alopecia become more known and talked about, but there have been tremendous advances in women’s hair replacement and medical wigs that have given suffers from alopecia a way to have their hair back. These new advances are lightweight and are designed we be worn comfortably by individuals that have little to no hair.

The emotional toll that alopecia can have on a person is different for each individual. Human hair that is used in many alopecia wigs moves, shines and feels just like real hair because it is real hair. For alopecia suffers what this means is that they can have hair again without worry of the society judging their appearance. A woman can have the confidence to go about her daily routine and feel beautiful.

If you suffer from any form of alopecia, you owe it to yourself to speak to a hair loss professional that can perform a free hair and scalp analysis and help you find the best hair loss solution specifically for your hair loss.

3 Hair Loss Questions Answered

Can You Make Your Hair Grow Faster

Maybe you tried a short hair style like a bob and now you have realized you don’t care for that style and want your long, flowing locks back. I am afraid to tell you that there is no secret to getting hair to grow faster. There are products out there that claim to increase the hair growth rate but what they actually encourage is hair growth. They give your hair the nutrients it needs to grow at it’s fastest rate but it doesn’t increase your full hair rate. Look for products that include zinc in them as well as biotin. If you are getting enough nutrients, your hair should grow but don’t expect to see inches every week.

Am I Losing More Hair Than I Should Be?

Hair loss is not the same for everyone. The average person will lose 50 or more strands of hair each day. This is just part of the normal hair growth cycle. During this hair growth cycle you can expect to see a certain amount of hair fall out in a certain amount of time, but that hair will grow back after the period of dormancy.

If your hair shedding happens in clumps then this might indicate a nutrient disorder or perhaps the side effects of medication and you should talk to your doctor.

Can I Stop Male Pattern Baldness from Happening?

You may have seen ads on television for hair products for thinning hair. Now you want to know if there is anything you can do to reduce the chance that your hairline will recede. Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition. Your genes are already pre-programmed. It is important for you to eat a healthy diet if you want to minimize the risk of hair loss. There is no guaranteed way to stop hair loss however. The FDA has approved treatments that can help you maintain the hair you have and prevent further hair loss. If you notice you are starting to have thinning hair you should see a hair replacement specialist to learn more.

 

 

 

 

Women With Thinning Hair

Women's Hair Replacement - North Shore BostonMen and women both are affected with hair loss but the way our society is, male hair loss is more accepted than that of a woman’s. If are a woman that has just noticed your hair is beginning to thin, there are several hair replacement treatments that are available to you. From temporary wigs to laser hair therapy treatments, there is a perfect solution for your degree of hair loss that can aid in hair growth.

We have put together some basics when it comes to women’s hair loss that you should know.

Why Do Women Lose Their Hair?

Hair growth is a process where individual hair follicles all over the scalp go through a process known by periods of hair growth stages. Such things like age, health, and genetics all lead to some hair follicles to stop growing hair. There are also other factors that can cause a woman to have hair loss, and that involves medication and their lifestyle.

Warning Signs of Early Hair Loss

Hair loss in the beginning can easily go undetected. It doesn’t just happen overnight unless your hair loss is due to a medical procedure like chemotherapy. Hair loss is a gradual process for most individuals and if you suspect your hair is thinning you should look for signs of slow hair growth, and thinning hair areas and if you hairline changes.

Advances in Technology

Women find hair loss particularly devastating. Our society puts a lot of emphasis on hair for a woman as an identifier of their beauty. Don’t let hair loss leave you feeling less than a woman and less attractive or confident. The slowing of hair growth is part of the normal process as we get older but thanks to thinning hair treatment advances in laser hair growth and other hair replacement treatments, it doesn’t have to be that way for you. You can still enjoy a full head of hear well into your 60s and 70s.

At The Hair Studio and Wig Salon, we help both men and women conquer their hair loss problems. We offer advanced hair rejuvenation solutions, and a highly trained staff that we are sure can find a solution for you. Contact us for your free consultation today (718) 233-9787.