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.
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.
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?
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.
In regards to hair loss, there’s little doubt the process is traumatic for men and women alike.
There are many different reasons why a person may lose their hair during a lifetime. Disease, medications, genetics, stress, or the unavoidable aging process, can all have a detrimental effect on a person’s hair. Those of you who’ve experienced hair loss have likely also experienced the feeling that you’re losing part of your identity. Well, you’re definitely not alone. Physically, hair is part of you, but it’s also part of the bigger you, the way you see yourself and how others perceive you.
Just because you are experiencing hair loss doesn’t mean you should jump straight into scheduling a hair transplant. There are a handful of effective non-surgical hair growth treatments available that can help stop and reverse hair loss.