Hot tubs, close shaves, and hair restoration surgery all have something in common: they can lead to folliculitis. When hair follicles become inflamed or infected, the result is those annoying little pimple-like bumps that pop up on your skin.
Though the majority of cases are more annoying than dangerous, untreated folliculitis can evolve into bigger problems.
Hair miniaturization is a natural process that occurs in 95% of all hair loss cases. It’s the starting point from which male pattern baldness occurs. Individual follicles and strands continue to shrink over time and eventually become dormant if left untreated.
Over the past few years there have been an increasing number of men undergoing testosterone treatments for no valid medical reason(s) other than a lifestyle trend referred to as “male menopause”. They view these treatments as the “fountain of youth” and can experience many benefits ranging from increased libido, preventing muscle mass loss, and even improved energy levels.
Finding clumps of hair in your brush may cause you to panic and immediately start researching how to make it grow back, or possibly even look into a hair transplant. It’s fairly common for people to start losing their hair in their 20’s but there is no reason to immediately freak out. Those first signs of hair loss can be painful to discover, and you might start imagining that small bald spot on the top of your head growing bigger and bigger. Most hair loss is genetic so if you take a look at your family history, you should get a sense of what your head may look like at a certain point in your life.
Should I Tell People About My Hair Transplant or Keep it Secret?
If you’re considering a transplant procedure, it’s normal to wonder how others might react to your new look. What might friends, family or co-workers say? Would they say anything? Would they notice? What if they notice but don’t say anything for fear of offending you?
Taking Action Against Pattern Hair Loss
At the first sign of thinning or after years of dealing with baldness, many men take to the internet to research restoration options.
First, visit your dermatologist (a better option than your PCP for hair loss), to find out if the problem is rooted in genetics or something else. Your next step is a hair restoration specialist.
Last Week’s Hair Blog Takeaway: Hair Loss in Women is Quite Common
On last week’s blog, we set out to answer the question: Is hair loss tougher and more difficult for men or women? Unsurprisingly, there is heated debate between the sexes, so we weren’t able to completely answer this complex question, hence, part 2.
Hair Loss is Traumatic For Either Gender
In regards to hair loss, there’s little doubt the process is traumatic for men and women alike.
Are you brushing flakes off your shirt? Have you tried anti-dandruff shampoo? Do you worry that these flakes are leading to your hair loss? The answer is, maybe. There is run of the mill “dandruff” which is simply dry scalp and then there is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory condition that can lead to hair loss.