Emotional Impact of Hair Lossin Newport Beach

Men often describe their hair as evidence of their masculinity, sexual potency, power and self-confidence. Women describe their hair as vital to their femininity, fertility, sexuality and self-confidence.

— Dr. Mark Anton, Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon

Hair is a symbol of self and carries deep social significance. Our culture regards hair as a symbol of beauty, youth and health. Hair is our “crowning glory” and communicates well-being, health, desirability, confidence and social and financial status.

Hair is an expression of personal style. Recall in Samson and Delilah, Delilah shaved off Sampson’s hair as he slept. Samson’s response was a loss of his strength and ability. He was then captured and blinded. Rapunzel cut off her hair to symbolize her separation from mother. In the 60’s men grew long hair as a means of social rebellion.

Impact of Hair Loss

Hair Loss Studies

Even today the subject of hair loss is still taboo. One study revealed that 46% of women with hair loss hid their condition from those closest to them.

And they often avoid photos and meeting new people. The prevalence of female pattern baldness is likely higher than reported because many women suffer in silence. Hereditary hair loss affects all races and ethnicities, but Caucasians have the highest rate of genetic hair loss. The most recent statistics available report that 50 million men and 30 million women in the U.S. suffer hair loss.

95% of hair loss in both sexes is due to pattern baldness or androgenic alopecia. It can begin as early as the teens and increases with age. In women, hair loss becomes most pronounced after menopause. The bottom-line is that balding and thinning hair can be treated proactively. Explore the many opportunities available to treat hair loss at StrandMD in Newport Beach, California. When you are concerned about hair thinning and balding, contact StrandMD, the leaders in hair loss treatment in Newport Beach. We can help.

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