ASK YOURSELF THESE TEN TOUGH QUESTIONS TO SEE IF YOU ARE FINALLY READY TO MAKE THE COMMITMENT TO GETTING HAIR LOSS TREATMENT — ONCE AND FOR ALL.
Has your hair loss problem finally hit bottom? You are not alone! According to a 2006 survey by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS), nearly two-thirds of adults (63 percent) would be concerned if they were experiencing unexplained, noticeable hair loss, especially if they were recently divorced and had started dating again.
Hair loss can silently overtake your daily life, affecting your career, your social life and your overall feelings about yourself, which can spiral downward as a result. But getting help for your hair loss requires a long-term commitment, and the earlier you start, the better off you’ll be. Ask yourself the following questions to see if you’re finally ready to get the hair loss treatment you need:
1. Am I fed up with seeing my hair falling out every day?
If your hair loss is so noticeable that you find it on your pillow and in the drain and you can see your hairline visibly receding, your part line widening or a bald spot enlarging, getting early hair loss treatment such as laser hair therapy now can preserve the hair you have left and regrow some hair that was lost.
2. Can I afford not to get hair loss treatment?
Unexplained and early hair loss can affect your career because it affects your confidence. According to the ISHRS survey, more than three-quarters of adults would have been concerned if they were just starting out in their career and experienced unexplained, noticeable hair loss. Even more women (88 percent) would have been concerned. The earlier you visit a hair loss treatment specialist, the sooner you can stop the hair loss and stop worrying about it too.
3. Can I afford to get hair loss treatment?
Hair loss treatment usually does involve some sort of financial commitment or investment, whether it’s for an at-home laser comb or in-studio laser hair therapy plan, an over-the-counter minoxidil (brand name Rogaine) or a monthly prescription for finasteride (Propecia), the fee for a hair transplant surgery or for a hair replacement system maintenance plan.
4. Is my hair loss ruining my relationships?
If you’re avoiding social interaction and intimate relationships because of your hair loss, there are many solutions you can begin exploring online. Then you can make appointments at some local hair loss clinics for more personal information and assessment of your options. Involving your spouse in your hair loss treatment can even bring you closer together
5. Has my scalp been affected by a skin disorder?
If you visit a dermatologist for your hair loss problem, you may find that you have a treatable hair loss condition, such as traction alopecia or central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia (CCCA) — both of which are caused by certain types of hairstyling — or a follicle infection, or you may have seborrheic alopecia. These are treatable and for the most part reversible. If you are left with any bald spots or scarring, additional hair loss treatments are available to have your hair looking just the way it did before any hair loss problems ever occurred.
6. Am I having emotional problems because of my hair loss?
You may feel nervous, anxious, angry and resentful about your hair loss when you have to face it every day. Once you get help, though, you will be relieved and empowered because you may retain your hair and if necessary replace what has been lost in any number of ways that will fit your budget, lifestyle and schedule.
7. Am I willing to commit to my hair loss treatment?
Hair loss treatment is usually a lifelong commitment. If you give up and quit, your hair loss will likely return to what it would have been had you never started treatment.
8. Do I have the support of my family for hair loss treatment?
If your spouse and/or family ridicule you or refuse to support you financially or emotionally in your hair loss treatment, your success will be hampered significantly. If you are in a relationship, it definitely takes two to overcome hair loss and commit to hair loss treatment.
9. Am I so desperate for hair loss treatment that I am considering a hair transplant?
There is a hair loss treatment for anyone who is suffering any degree of hair loss. Be sure you have thoroughly investigated all of your non-surgical, non-invasive options before going the surgical route.
10. Am I willing to finally admit that I need help with my hair loss?
Once hair loss and thinning are evident, your condition will only continue to deteriorate. The longer you wait the more hair you will lose, so don’t ignore the problem. And don’t let embarrassment or pride stop you from getting help. Hair loss clinics and hair loss treatment centers can help restore or replace your hair … and your self-confidence!
How many questions did you answer yes to? Take a step in the right direction by looking into your hair loss treatment options. This will allow you to make the best decision based on your specific circumstances, starting you on the path to getting the help you need.