The average person can shed up to 100 strands of hair each day, and this is completely natural, those hairs you might find in your brush at the end of the day, or at the bottom of the shower after washing your hair might be nothing to worry about. However, in some cases hair loss can be more severe and permanent, even leading to baldness.
If the hair follicles become damaged or stressed it can cause them to become inactive for longer periods of time, meaning the hair you lose is no longer replaced and the hair might even begin to fall out in larger quantitates, which can lead to the hair thinning and eventually lead to baldness. Today we’re looking at baldness, what causes it and how it can end up affecting your work life.
Male pattern baldness often referred to as androgenetic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in men. By the time you reach the age of fifty, you would have noticed significant changes in your hair, your hairline would have naturally receded and your hair may be thinner than you once remember. For some, these changes can happen at a much earlier age, in some cases, it can begin to happen in your twenty’s.
This common type of hair loss is caused by our hair follicles shrinking due to the effects of certain hormones that work to break down the hair growth cycle. Male pattern baldness is a result of our hair follicles shrinking due to a change in two androgens, testosterone, and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
The power of the two hormones group together and break down the hair growth cycle and make the growth phase shorter. However, the shedding stage remains the same, meaning your hair will shed faster than it can grow resulting in thinning hair.
One common side effect of hair loss and baldness that many people won’t consider until it happens to them is a loss of confidence. Many of our clients express to us after having hair restoration treatment that they felt embarrassed about their hair loss and found themselves becoming shy and lacking confidence.
It is unlikely that your co-workers, managers or clients are thinking about or judging you based on your thinning hair, but many people will continually think about their hair loss and their loss of confidence can become apparent in the work environment. Many people will find their confidence issues stopping them from achieving certain goals at work, as well as affecting their personal life.
When it comes to getting a hair transplant, or any form of hair restoration treatment many people decide to do so too because they want to change their appearance. However, as mentioned above, losing your hair can make you feel self-conscious and getting a hair transplant will not only change your appearance but can also boost your self-confidence.
A boost in confidence will make you much happier in your day to day life, but it can also have a huge impact on other areas of your life. Patients of ours have found that a hair transplant has improved overall confidence, resulting in them trying harder and producing better results at work, which has had a great impact on them.