IMPROVING YOUR APPEARANCE THROUGH HAIR RESTORATION IN OUR TAMPA PRACTICE
Hair loss is a very common problem that spans the world, affecting at least 70 percent of men at some point in their life. Women, too, are at risk for hair loss, with 40 percent of reported cases being women. Most people who face losing their hair do not do so until middle age and beyond, as the hormones begin to shift. There are cases, however, when loss begins around the age of twenty. A woman may face diffuse thinning of her hair at any age. While the thinning and loss of a full head of healthy hair can be devastating, this is a condition for which there are solutions to be found.
A number of factors play a role in the loss of hair, such as age, genetics, stress and the body’s own autoimmune system. In treating hair loss, we attempt to pinpoint the underlying cause and then quickly move forward towards the restoration of healthy, new hair through the most suitable treatment in our Tampa office.
Hair loss is not typically a sign of poor health and is rarely linked to a serious condition. Because of this fact, it has taken a great deal of time to see multiple treatments for thinning or loss of hair – treatments other than wigs or specialized hair styling to cover the problem. While losing your hair may not affect your health, this condition can lead to dramatic social and professional implications.
We are attached to our hair – and more than literally. Hair is a symbol of strength and virility in men and a symbol of femininity in women. The loss of full, thick hair, then, can lead to significant insecurities, lowered self-esteem and a lack of desire to participate in social activities. Feelings of self-consciousness may make one less effective both socially and professionally, as personal interaction is difficult when you do not feel good about your appearance.
The International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery takes surveys from time to time. Two-thirds of respondents in a recent survey reported they would feel concern if hair loss occurred during a time when they were a part of the dating scene. Nearly 75 percent of respondents would feel concern if they began losing hair when they were just beginning a career path.
Hair loss may not affect health, but it certainly affects well-being. Contact us to discover how you can deal with hair loss through medical intervention.