For the majority men losing their hair, no matter their age, ethnicity, nationality, or social-economic group, it is a traumatic ongoing event, that while recognized by some is not well understood. We here at Armani Medical do understand.
If you are experiencing hair loss, call Armani Medical at (972) 2-ARMANI for a personal and confidential consultation with Dr. Abraham Armani, a nationally recognized hair restoration expert, right here in Dallas. Meet with him to understand which hair restoration therapies will achieve the results that meet your unique needs and goals.
The negative affects of male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia, can include psychological, social, and economic distress, with varying severity. While there is a plethora of online social networks, YouTube videos, even a dedicated podcast, many men batten down the hatches and suffer in silence. You do not have to be one of them.
Yes. Some men can accept their hair loss without undue personal, social or professional hardship. However studies have shown that despite viewing hair loss as a natural occurrence, most men believe medical hair restoration therapies, such as hair transplant surgery, should be sought. They have good reason to believe so.
A marked decrease in self-esteem is often cited with hard numbers. However one study found that 45 percent of men with modest hair loss were teased, and 79 percent with severe hair loss had similar experiences. Many men can laugh off a joke, but the researchers found many men found teasing to be not only be far from funny, but rather “evidence of flawed social worth.”
Shame, anger, embarrassment, humiliation, anxiety and a loss of control are just a few of the many terms that men experiencing male pattern baldness use to describe their psychological state. While it is not scientifically well documented it is not too uncommon to find men, especially younger men with severe hair loss, reveal that they have depression which they contribute to their hair loss.
It is not too difficult to conclude that men with androgenetic alopecia have increased levels of stress. What is not so well understood is that elevated stress levels can actually speed up the rate of hair loss. One researcher called this little understood phenomenon “a self-perpetuating vicious circle.” Stress is also a contributing factor in much more serious medical conditions.
It is not in your head. Having a beautiful head of hair is part of that image of youth and vitality that society idolizes. There is a mountain of anecdotal evidence, such as cancelled dates or being passed over for promotion, that strongly suggests balding men are at a distinct disadvantage both socially and in the workplace. One British researcher wrote, “bald or balding men are generally rated less favorably on dimensions such as physical attractiveness, self-assertiveness, social attractiveness, personal likeability and life success.”
Men who have thinning hair have reported being perceived as unhealthy, no matter how much they can bench press or how quickly they can run a marathon. But what is more, thinning hair has been linked to some not so benign medical conditions, such as prostate cancer and lower than normal sperm counts to name a couple.
If you are experiencing hair loss, seek expert medical advice to better understand all the aspects of androgenetic alopecia.