Hair loss is a condition that many people associate with men of a particular age. However, hair loss is, in fact, a more widespread problem than you might think and affects a number of individuals regardless of age and gender. Indeed, hair loss in women is, in many respects, a neglected issue and it’s estimated that around 8 million women here in the UK currently suffer from hair loss.
A woman’s hair is often closely tied to their self-image, and losing your hair as a woman can be a particularly devastating experience that can have a variety of psychological and emotional consequences. For example, hair loss can lead to feelings such as a loss of self-confidence and self-esteem, and can also have a detrimental impact on relationships and quality of life.
Whilst men’s hair tends to recede from areas such as the crown or forehead, this pattern may be different in women, who tend to notice thinning on the top half of the scalp and rarely develop a receding hairline.
As mentioned in one of our previous blogs, there are a number of different factors that can cause hair loss, and hair loss in women can be triggered by a number of different medical conditions and lifestyle factors, including hormone imbalances and stress.
Luckily there are a number of different treatments available, such as hair transplants, and the perception that such treatments are only for men is simply wrong. It’s also important to address the psychological impact of hair loss. For example, some useful self-help tips for coping with the psychological impact of hair loss include joining a support group, where you can share your experiences with others, and talking to friends and family which can be a real help.
Here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic we’re expert providers of high-quality hair transplants in the UK and can provide you with all the support and understanding you need. For more information please don’t hesitate to contact us and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.