It is then not surprising that many people are deeply affected by experiencing the loss of their hair. If you are balding or know someone who is, knowing the psychological effects hair loss can have in a person will allow you to better deal with it, for yourself or for your loved one.
Psychological Effects of Hair Loss
The following are common psychological conditions that develop due to the effects that hair loss can have in the psyche of the patient.
Social Anxiety and Avoidant Personality Disorder
Undergoing hair loss and the aftermath of it can make a person feel anxious about how their peers perceive their new hairless look. Thanks to negative social perception and stereotypes of baldness, the expected reaction tends not to be good.
Due to this, the patient develops high levels of anxiety in social interactions or public appearances. The severity of it can be so great that a partial or entire cut off from social life can take place. This further increases wariness of socialising due to fear of ridicule, others’ opinions, and their own feelings of unworthiness.
As a result, they go to painstaking lengths to avoid most social interactions in their lives. The increased isolation only further reinforces the conditions. It can also trigger other conditions that could lead to overall declining physical and mental health.
Hair loss patients are prone to chronic depression when comparing themselves now with their younger, “hairier” selves.
The comparison can further extend to other people of their age that are not balding despite carrying similar lifestyles. The longing for their faded looks sinks the patient into a depressive state where the sadness is continuous.
Fighting Off the Psychological Effects of Hair Loss
Fixing the patient’s mood is a matter of making them see that they are not their hair, so they should not let the loss of it hold them back from living. Support groups for balding men exist, and they are easier than ever to reach out to, thanks to social media.
Joining can be an enormous first step in easing the patient into restarting their social lives. As far as romance, the shaven head has been surprisingly fashionable for some time now, so there is plenty of fish in those waters.
Addressing your physical fitness might be the biggest game-changer, however. As you’ve seen in pop culture, guys like Jason Statham have no issue being bald and attractive, and they hit the gym often. Exercising regularly is also a common prescription against depression. You can get active and get attractive in the process of reclaiming your mood.
Fix Hair Loss with a Hair Transplant
Another option is to regain your looks with a follicular unit excision (FUE) hair transplant procedure. Rather than clinging to the past image of how you used to look like, why not regain those locks of hair you miss so much?
The FUE hair transplant takes healthy hair follicles from the back of the scalp and grafts them into the balding area via microincisions.
The results are natural-looking since our surgeons place the grafts following your hair’s natural growth pattern.
Our prices are affordable, our surgeons certified, and the results blend in seamlessly. Contact us if you are sick of longing for the past, and we’ll have you going into the future with a head full of healthy hair.