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How Hair Loss Affects Mental Health

How Hair Loss Affects Mental Health

While it is normal for someone to experience hair loss during their lifetime, finding more hairs on your hairbrush and on the floor than normal can cause concern. Losing your hair doesn’t just alter your appearance, it also can be an emotional struggle that can affect your mental health.

Hair Loss and Mental Health

Hair is an important component of the physical appearance in both men and women in today’s society. It affects our identity and helps us look our best with all the ways we can style and color it. However, when someone is going through hair loss, they may struggle with feelings of attractiveness or successfulness.

Hair plays a significant role in our self-esteem. The role hair has played in self-image goes all the way back to ancient history. In ancient Rome, hair indicated how attractive and wealthy a person was. Hair was highly valued throughout history, which is why it continues to play a role in one’s self-esteem in our society today.

Hair loss may lead to psychological consequences, including anxiety and depression. According to research, “the experience of alopecia is psychologically damaging, causes intense emotional suffering, and leads to personal, social and work-related problems.”

How to Deal With Hair Loss

Losing your hair at any age can be difficult. If you find yourself stressed and depressed due to hair loss, it is important to establish healthy coping skills that can reduce any negative feelings you may have. Without treatment, both your mental health and hair loss symptoms may continue to escalate. Here are some ways you can start dealing with hair loss:

Find emotional support

Finding emotional support may help you cope with your hair loss. Whether you reach out to your family or friends, a therapist, or others who have gone through the same problem, talking about your feelings and emotions can help you get through it. This can also help alleviate some stress that is caused by hair loss.

Change your style

Embrace your unique look by changing your hairstyle. This may mean changing your natural part or cutting your hair shorter. Seeing a stylist that has experience with thinning or conditions like female and male pattern baldness can help you find the perfect cut and style. You may be surprised at what your new hair-do looks like!

Try the original LaserCap

The original LaserCap uses Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT), a modern non-surgical hair loss treatment that uses laser light to stimulate cell growth and re-energize inactive hair follicles. Advantages of LLLT for hair loss include:

  • Safe and natural – Natural, drug-free with no serious adverse side effects.
  • Versatile – The LaserCap works for almost all hair loss patients and in combination with all other treatments for hair loss.
  • Convenient – The LaserCap is portable and easy to use. Just insert LaserCap into your favorite hat, place it on your head, and turn it on for 30 minutes every other day.

With LaserCap and LaserCapRx Tri-Therapy, you can slow, stop, or reverse your hair loss, combining our advanced LaserCap technology with prescription medications for hair regrowth and nutritional supplements to support optimal hair health. Start your online consultation today!

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