Hair loss is something that can happen to anyone, and it’s something that will affect people in different ways. For a lot of people, losing your hair can be a real tough time and not everyone knows the best way to deal with it. Today we’re talking you through a few ways you can help your partner.
Sometimes it can be really hard to know how a person is feeling when they’re going through something you’ve not gone through before. It might seem as if losing your hair isn’t a big deal because ‘it’s just hair’ but for some it’s more than that.
Take a look through some of our case study videos and you’ll notice a lot of men open up to us about how losing their hair made them feel less confident which can affect their happiness and can even have a negative impact on other parts of their life including work and socialising.
It is important to consider how your partner is feeling before you try to help them as sometimes you can jump straight to the point of your initial thoughts of hair not being that important, which, probably won’t make them feel any better.
Once you’ve taken the time to think about how your partner is feeling it’s a good idea to talk to them. You can start off by asking them how they’re feeling about their hair loss, the chances are, if you’ve landed on this article, you’ve probably already noticed a change in their behavior and might be worried.
Listen to how they’re feeling and see exactly why hair loss might be bothering them. Is it just due to the change in appearance that they don’t like, or is it also having an impact on their happiness? Once you’ve established how they are feeling and their thoughts on hair loss you can work towards helping them.
Now that you’ve spoken with your partner you can do some research on your own to see what options are out there to help them. For some men, hair loss is a temporary issue caused be stress and medication among others. This could be good news for your partner as their hair loss can be fixed in a matter of months without having to look for treatments.
However, male pattern baldness, the most common type of hair loss in men is a permanent form of hair loss and there is at current no cure. It is a good idea to research the types and causes of hair loss and maybe even consider visiting a hair loss specialist to help diagnose the cause of your hair loss.
If you have established that your partner has a type of hair loss that there is no cure for it’s important to remember there are revolutionary treatments that can work towards restoring the appearance of a full head of hair.
At the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we specialise in FUE hair transplants, a treatment that works to restore a natural looking full head of hair. You can read more information about our hair transplants here.
For some, a hair transplant isn’t the right treatment this could be due to hair loss not yet being fully established and only slightly thinning or it could be due to your hair loss being to sever and not having enough donor hair to fulfil a successful transplant. We also offer ATP, a pigmentation treatment that can work towards adding the appearance of density to thinning hair and can even work towards creating the appearance of a fuller head of closely shaven hair.
Now is a good time to sit down with your partner and discuss the options they have, you can go through the research you’ve got on different treatments and then look at finding the perfect clinic, you could also go through some case studies to show how having a hair restoration impacted different men.
Most reputable clinics will require you to have a face to face consultation to really asses your hair loss and discuss realistic results with you. We think it’s really important to visit a few of the top clinics on your list, having a look over their website and maybe an online/phone consultation is great but we think it’s important to go to the clinic in person.
This way, you’ll get a feel for the area and the clinic and you’ll be able to see if it matches up to what you saw online. During a consultation at the Harley Street Hair Clinic, we can also introduce you to the doctor who will be working on your hair transplant – this way you get to meet all of the staff and really get a feel for how we work.
It’s a good idea for you and your husband to attend the consultation, for some, it can be quite nerve-racking and all of the information can be hard to digest. Not only will there be two sets of ears in the room to gather any information you can always step in with any questions you feel have been missed.
Once you’ve visited a few of the clinics you liked it’s a good idea to sit down and both discuss what clinic you feel is the best fit. You can make a pros and cons list to help with the decision and include items such as; is a doctor used for the procedure, good case studies, in a good/close area, good price or payment options etc.
Once your husband is set on a clinic it’s time to book in for the treatment. Depending on your schedule it would be nice if you could go with your husband on the day of the procedure to ensure he is feeling fine beforehand, and it is also nice to have someone to go home with after the procedure.
If you would like any information on how we can assist you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.