If you have started to notice some thinning on your crown, you may react by looking at pictures of bald and shaven-haired individuals with hope or with despair. We all know that many folks look fabulous sans-mane, but it is certainly not for everyone. This may be particularly true for people who were lauded for their hair for most of their lives. We become accustomed to the way we look at a certain age, and when that changes, so do our identities. That change will always need some adjustment. For some, these changes can be traumatic. So how do you know when it is time to seek treatment and where do you start?
You will need to determine the cause of your hair loss. Your hair loss may be entirely reversible by making changes to your lifestyle by re-balancing any medications you take or curtailing the negative effects of certain environmental or chemical exposures. These can range from relatively easy to very difficult. You may also want to double-check if you have made any changes if you have only recently noticed the changes.
If you have determined that the loss is not going to be easily reversible (or that you cannot make any changes for health reasons), you need to consider your options. You could try to delay treatment by visiting your hairdresser to see what kind of styles could conceal the thinning. Hair professionals with decades of experience have likely seen your problem before. Seeking their expertise could hold you over if you are still evaluating your options. In conjunction with this option, you can always take the plunge and shave it off. Always a bold fashion statement, you can use online programs and a selfie to see what you may look like if you are considering this option. Beautiful scarves and wigs can give you a lot of style options if you decide to take it all off but still want options.
But going bald is not for everyone. Hits to your confidence and self-esteem should be considered. And it does not make you a shallow person if it does. How you present yourself to you friends, family, clients, and co-workers is – and should be – important to you. The worst thing you can do when you know that something is negatively impacting your life is to do nothing. Getting help from a specialist can provide you options that you cannot find on your own.
If you are in the Indianapolis area, Dr. Guenthner at The Dermatology Center of Indiana should be one of your first calls for a consultation. Consider meeting with Dr. Guenthner or one of his highly experienced physician assistants or nurse practitioners to see how their office uses NeoGraft technology. The earlier that hair loss can be detected and treated, the better results you will get from almost any treatment; however, with NeoGraft, progress can be made at almost any stage of your hair loss journey. Without stitches or staples, unsightly scars, or a bunch of restrictions, NeoGraft is a solution instead of a patch. By gently suctioning hairs and preserving the root, the transplant is designed to cause very little or no discomfort, ensures a shorter recovery time, and give you better, more natural looking results.