Hair loss isn’t something anybody would really want to experience or look forward to. Hair and every living thing has a life cycle: a growth an initial phase, a rest phase and a shedding phase. Hair replacement solutions have been in demand for years, and more and more people are choosing scalp micropigmentation as their personal choice for their way forward.
There are ways in which the hair can be replenished and there are many factors that can affect hair loss. These factors can be intrinsic or extrinsic. One thing for sure, is that old age generally takes hair along with it. Only in rare cases would you see a pensioner or someone elderly and retired with a full head of their own hair.
Nobody really wants to experience having permanent hair loss. No one likes being called bald, it can affect confidence and self-esteem. However, this is one of life’s inevitabilities. Around 70% of men will experience male pattern baldness (known as androgenetic alopecia) in some way before they reach the age of 36. If you’ve seen people in your family losing their hair unexplainably, the chances are, you’re going to experience similar problems – male or female.
Knowing this, what then are the early signs of hair loss?
A noticeable receding of the hairline
As much as this is a very important giveaway sign, it can be overlooked. Surprisingly, many people ignore this sign and attribute it to being normal. The way it happens is that a receding hairline makes its way further back up towards the middle of the scalp. Your hair will get thinner followed by a receding hairline, or your hairline could recede before your hair starts to become less dense.
Family hair loss patterns
Imagine your grandfather, father, uncles or big brothers all going bald. That alone is a major sign that you might face the same predicament. Sometimes the apple never falls far from the tree sadly. Genetics has a way of being unfair and more recent studies further presents itself as a very major cause of hair loss and male pattern baldness. A baldness gene exists on the X chromosome so what this means is, losing hair is linked to the genes primarily on the X chromosome.
Noticing hair remnants on pillows, when combing and showering
Without a doubt, it is normal to lose a certain amount of hair when we comb, when we wash during our baths and even when we wake – the cells in our body regenerate every minute every day. However, when there is a noticeable increase in the amount of residual hair left after brushing, showering or on your pillow when you wake, then that is a sign that you’re losing hair too quickly. The thing about this particular type of hair loss is that it can be temporary – it might just last for a week or two. But if it persists, however, for a long time, it can be a shock and an emotional time and you may want to seek medical help. You could however look at ways to achieve the look of having a full head of hair, without wigs, hyped potions or surgical hair transplants.
The hair gets thinner and thinner
Hair can thin at any time and thinning of the hair at the crown area can lead to further hair loss and baldness. This sort of baldness tends to begin from the centre or the rear of the head and the skin can be more easily visible through the hair. If you notice your hair thinning at the crown area over the years, it is worth taking necessary action to prevent further loss of your hair.
Can you do anything to stop losing your hair?
There are things you can do so consider the options available to you. There are invasive and not so invasive ways. There are hair replacement solutions and Skalptec can help. It’s easy to buy into the next best tablet or lotion but mostly you will find it hard to find extensive studies to back up the life changing claims that you read about. Do your diligence and take your time when you weigh everything up, it’s your hair; so don’t feel pressured into doing something until you are 100% confident.
Maybe you’ve heard of minoxidil (Rogaine) or finasteride (Propecia)? Well, these have been used for over 20 years, and we’ll tell you that these can work when you catch hair loss in the early stages but the results won’t be the same for everyone because chemical, biological and genetic make-up is different from person to person.
Are there any side effects with minoxidil and finasteride?
Inflammation of the scalp and erectile dysfunction to start with. Even though Rogaine and Propecia were released over 20 years ago, hair loss is still a major health concern even today.
Have you considered scalp micropigmentation?
We highly recommend pigmentation for the scalp and we carry out services to high standards in our clinics every day. Skalptec will always be clear, honest and upfront about the options that are available to you.
Compared to a hair transplant, scalp micropigmentation is less expensive, non-surgical, low maintenance, and you won’t have to take medicines or pills. We offer a life changing solution to your hair loss worries and we provide 100% guaranteed results. No doubt you’ll have seen and heard of the many ways to handle going bald. We understand your concerns and we’re here to help.
WHERE IN THE UK CAN YOU VISIT A SKALPTEC SMP SPECIALIST ?
We have various treatment clinics in multiple UK locations including:
Liverpool – Terence Jones Owner of Skalptec & UK National Award Winner (our Head Office is located there). Click here for more about Terence.
Newcastle – Ian Allen lead technician (MPUK19 Nominee for Scalp Technician of the year). Click here for more about Ian and his clinic.
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