We are bombarded with images of perfection and ideals of success. We are fed how we should look. Filtered to us daily through over social media and many other media sources.
Many men will remember the day they first noticed hair loss. Noticing the hairline had moved back slightly. But it becomes more real when a friend or work colleague comments. Politely mentioning your hair doesn´t look quite as thick as it used to.
Hair loss occurs in the majority of men and more increasingly now in women. It is seen by many who as a flaw to be remedied. Socially it is considered to be an unwelcome sign of ageing.
Hair loss can have deep psychological effects for both men and woman. Consciously or subconsciously can affect confidence. The ability to interact with others easily. Can also lead to low self-esteem.
In studies carried out by a UK national pharmacy/cosmetic chain, 97 per cent of women are unaffected by “minor hair loss” on a man. And 76 per cent of women says they would even date a guy with “severe” hair loss. Also asked by researchers to rank when it comes to dating, likes personality and income. Looks ranked in second place and personality took first place.
Is our love for hair really superficial or it means something?
The science of Evolutionary Psychology explains well why it is perceived a woman prefers a man with a head of hair. The stereotype of preconditioned beliefs we have adopted from our forbearers. The hunter-gatherer syndrome. The woman attracted to a man that looks healthy and strong. To protect and provide for her. It is obviously natural for a woman to look for a partner who appears strong and healthy. Someone who will be around a long time and pass on good genes to their kin.
A woman is not focussed on a man with hair as obviously. Not literally on such a superficial level. But subconsciously the feelings are there. Be it poor hair, skin, nails, weight, these can show an inflated sign of our age. Although hair loss is not actually related to age or health in cases of MPB it can be seen as part of the ageing process.
Life today has its own demands. More and more people look to hair loss treatments and cosmetic surgery. For answers to the ageing process. Treatment is designed to stabilise hair loss. Improve the quality of hair. With two FDA medically proven hair growth medications available. Minoxidil and Propecia, the latter being a prescriptive product. The Laser Cap is a third FDA approved treatment. Helps to balance the hair growth cycle and stabilise the thinning process.
You want to go for the surgical option
It has been known for almost 100 years that the genetically strong hair is around the sides and the back of the scalp. Some of this hair can be moved. Where it will behave as if it were still in its original state. Surgical hair restoration or a hair transplant is under local anaesthetic and performed mainly in a single day.
When performed to high quality, is a technically skilled surgical procedure that requires medical and artistic skills learned over the years to ensure the required care and attention is given to achieving the best result.