Men have suffered male pattern Hair Loss since the beginning of time. Its causes defied explanation, but that didn’t stop generations of aging men from searching for ways to combat it. ‘Snake oil’ concoctions were formulated to rub into the scalp to regrow hair, but at best, they simply made a gooey mess. At worst, they burned and scarred their victims. Comb-overs came into fashion when both Julius Caesar and Napoleon utilized that technique. But a strong wind could wreak havoc on that solution. Even the best wigs and toupees never looked natural and they were hot and uncomfortable to wear. In more modern times, men were reduced to either bad hair or no hair.
The causes of male pattern Hair Loss have been largely a mystery until fairly recently, when scientists discovered a genetic and hormonal link to the problem. First of all, genetics play a large part in male pattern Hair Loss. These inherited tendencies to lose hair in a certain pattern can come from either the mother’s or the father’s side. Secondly, hormones play a critical role in this process. Androgen, or any of the hormones which combine to control male characteristics such as testosterone, can trigger Hair Loss when found in combination with an age-related enzyme called 5 alpha reductase. The product of these two is called dihydrotestosterone (DHT). When this perfect storm of hormones, genetics and aging meet, DHT begins interfering with the regrowth of hair follicles in particular areas of a man’s scalp, causing them to fall out permanently. This process leads to male pattern Hair Loss.
While it’s true that at some point most men will lose at least some hair with age, others will experience Hair Loss quite young or for other reasons entirely. Medical Alopecia (Hair Loss) can be caused by a number of factors from chemotherapy and radiation treatments to complications from an illness such as diabetes. Whatever the cause one thing is certain: Hair Loss and the ramifications of Hair Loss can be an emotional as well as a physical issue. It can have a devastating effect on a man’s self esteem and sense of well-being.
For patients forced to deal both with treatments for illness and the fact that they suddenly don’t look like themselves, the progress that has been made in Hair Replacement techniques can be of great benefit. Hair Systems that make a man feel whole again can make an enormous difference in patient outlook and in how he feels about himself. If you look like yourself, you can begin to reclaim your life without explanation. When you look good, you feel better about yourself and about your future. It’s as simple as that.
For men who experience non-medical alopecia, the sudden onset of Hair Loss can be equally surprising and difficult. From feeling less able to compete in the dating world or the job market, to losing one’s edge or sense of self, the emotional impact of Hair Loss is as individual as the men who experience it. It’s difficult to put a price on self-confidence, or on finding the way back to feeling like yourself again.
There are no right or wrong reasons to consider Hair Replacement. It is a uniquely personal set of circumstances that have brought you to this point. WHITE CLIFFS respects this individuality. That’s why each client who comes through our doors is treated as an individual. From your first consultation, to the comfortable private treatment rooms, to the one-on-one care you’ll receive from our highly trained Hair Loss technicians, everything at WHITE CLIFFS is designed with your comfort in mind. We believe you’ll find our award-winning Hair Systems and other innovative Hair Loss solutions the best you’ve ever seen. In other words, you can live your life full out. And after all, isn’t that the point?