By the age of 35, about two-thirds of all men have been affected by hair loss. If you or a loved one are suffering from thinning hair, a receding hairline, or full baldness, read on to learn about the psychological effects of hair loss and to help determine whether hair restoration is the right decision for you.
Dissatisfaction with Body Image
Hair loss can dramatically change a man’s appearance. Men tend to view themselves as less attractive without hair, and may fear becoming less attractive to others. Hair loss often leads to reduced self-confidence and increased insecurity. This can have a significant effect on a man’s personality, making him more shy or even antisocial. In extreme cases, this loss of confidence can lead to anxiety or depression.
Concerns about Aging
Hair loss is associated with aging, and losing hair may make a man feel old. Coming to terms with the aging process can be challenging at any age, but it is particularly hard on young men suffering from hair loss. The proportions of a face with a receding hairline also tend to look older than a rounder face. While baldness is sometimes linked with wisdom or other attractive qualities in American culture, a full head of hair signals youth, power, and desirability.
Reduction in Professional Opportunities
Certain jobs, particularly those in front of a camera, are not usually an option for men with thinning hair. Balding might not have a direct effect on other professional opportunities, but some form of teasing often occurs in the workplace. This may add to a loss of confidence. Studies have shown that men with full heads of hair are judged as more dominant and masculine than balding men, which can have a powerful effect in the workplace environment.
While balding is tough on the psyche, the good news is that it does not have to be permanent. Treatment options are available to restore a full head of natural hair at our Fort Worth location. If you would like to learn more, contact Hair Restoration Institute of DFW, we can work to restore what you’ve lost. Call (817) 882-8288 today to schedule a consultation.