September 27, 2022

Ladies, Don't Let Hair Loss Rob You Of Your Self-Esteem


Hair loss is not an easy thing to deal with. The experience can be quite difficult, whether you’re a man or a woman. One of the hardest issues to deal with as a woman experiencing hair loss is the impact it has on your self-esteem. The effects on your self-esteem are far-reaching and can creep into every aspect of your life. Let’s take a look now at how hair loss destroys self-esteem as well as an effective treatment solution. Hair Loss Causes An Identity Crisis For many women, hair is a major defining characteristic of their identity. Your hair is part of your image and says a lot about you. It can be both a source of pride and in the case of hair loss a sense of insecurity. Your hair is an important part of self-expression and most people spend a lot of time and money on their mane. When you start losing your hair it can feel like you’re losing a part of yourself. Ultimately this can trigger a loss of confidence and leave you feeling self-conscious and unattractive.  When these feelings creep in, it’s important to remember that you are not defined by your hair. You’re still the same person and you can still reach your goals in life and be successful, even with hair loss. Don’t allow hair loss to stand in your way.  Leads to Social Withdrawal Many people are embarrassed about their hair loss and try desperately to hide it, especially in the early stages. When your hair doesn’t style the same anymore no matter how much styling gel or hairspray you use and your self-esteem begins to dwindle you might even begin to avoid socializing with others. As hair loss progresses it becomes more difficult to hide, leading to more social withdrawal, isolation, and depression. May Trigger Anxiety and Panic Attacks The fear of losing even more hair or becoming completely bald can cause anxiety and panic attacks can become a problem for some with hair loss. You may feel like you’re no longer attractive which leads to diminished self-worth and lack of confidence causing self-esteem to plummet even further. Impacts Sexuality The impact hair loss has on sexuality is probably the most devastating. You may feel less attractive and desirable when you start losing your hair. Feeling this way often leads to problems in intimate relationships which further increases feelings of isolation. Makes You Feel Older Than You Are Not only does hair loss make you feel less attractive, it can also make you feel older than you are. You may feel like you are losing control of your life which adds to your sense of insecurity. Regaining Your Self Esteem  Thankfully there are effective treatments to combat hair loss and many other ways to help you regain your self-esteem through things such as counseling, positive thinking, and self-talk, to name just a few. Wigs are a popular hair replacement option for women because they provide instant results, but not everyone feels comfortable in a wig. Some people worry that it looks fake or simply don’t like the feeling of the wig on their head. In this case, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy may be the solution to help you regain your hair and self-esteem.  Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) uses your own platelets concentrated in plasma extracted from a sample of your blood to stimulate stem cells in your hair follicles which leads to healing of the follicle and promotes new growth of your natural hair. PRP can treat different types of hair loss including both male and female pattern baldness. Treatments build results over time. One study found a 31% increase in actively growing hair in just 3 months. PRP provides long-lasting results, but they aren’t permanent. Most people will need yearly maintenance treatments after they reach their goal. If you are experiencing hair loss it’s important that you seek treatment right away. Hair loss is easiest to treat when it’s caught in the beginning stages and that is when PRP treatments are most effective. So don’t delay!  Schedule a private and complimentary consultation with our caring hair loss professionals at the Hair Restoration Institute will help you in a discreet and private appointment where we will assess your overall health, your degree of hair loss, your concerns about hair replacement, and your hair replacement goals. Then we will create a customized hair replacement plan to meet your unique needs. Call 612-588-HAIR (4247) for a private, complimentary consultation. You will find us at 8030 Old Cedar Ave S Ste 202 in Bloomington, MN.