If you have sustained some level of hair loss, you are certainly not alone, especially here in the United States. For men, balding is common, and there are at least thirty five million men going through the process of balding in the United States alone. By the time that the typical man reaches the age of thirty five, it is likely that he is already beginning to bald, even if it is just an unnoticeable thinning of the hair. By the time that he reaches the age of fifty, balding becomes practically inevitable for the vast majority of men. But men are not the only people experiencing hair loss in the United States, though it is true that they experience it the most commonly and on the most widespread basis. Women also go through hair loss stemming from various causes, and there are now more than twenty five million (twenty eight million, to be more exact) women who have and are dealing with some type and level of hair loss in the United States alone.
Balding has a number of causes. For instance, the vast majority of men who are experiencing hair loss are experiencing male pattern balding, a condition that has very strong genetic ties and is likely to be passed down through the generations. A condition called androgenic alopecia also affects quite a large number of people, and is one of the leading causing in balding and hair loss in women. It is even estimated that around forty percent of all women in the United States – very nearly half of them – suffer from this condition to some extent. It can also effect men, though men are more likely to be effected by male pattern baldness instead of androgenic alopecia or other causes of hair loss, which can range from thyroid problems to stress to chemotherapy, commonly used to treat cancer and other conditions such as lupus.
Fortunately, there are ways that balding can be treated, from a FUE hair transplant procedure to scalp micropigmentation to medication prescribed to you by your doctor (as it is always important to have medical supervision when undergoing any kind of medical treatment). You should pursue these methods like scalp micropigmentation as soon as you notice your hair thinning, as acting early can prevent your balding from ever really becoming noticeable. This is because the typical man must lose over half of the hair on his head in order for the balding process to become apparent to the average onlooker. Attacking the problem when it is in an early stage, be it through a hair transplant or through scalp micropigmentation, is likely to leave you with the optimal results.
It also bears mentioning that multiple of these hair restoration procedures, from scalp micropigmentation to a hair transplant (either FUE or FUSS, though you should absolutely weigh the pros and cons of each with your doctor), can be pursued at once, and this combination of hair loss treatment might leave you with better results than simple pursuing one method, such as a hair tattoo (the common name for scalp micropigmentation), alone. You should always discuss your treatment options with a medical professional who has a lot of skill in the subject, and there is no shame in looking at different doctors and reviewing them thoroughly before making a final decision and developing a course of treatment.
But why seek treatment in the first place? After all, balding isn’t dangerous and is truly only a cosmetic thing. But balding can greatly affect your overall appearance, and many people feel incredibly self-conscious about how they look and are presented to the world once their balding becomes noticeable. Seeking hair loss treatments like scalp micropigmentation can help to restore confidence, and improve the overall quality of life for someone who has lost much of their hair. It can improve one’s professional appearance and even give their dating life a boost if this is something that they are interested in. Hair restoration, for many people, is far more than a simple cosmetic procedure and can have far more of a profound impact than many realize.