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The Psychological Effects of Balding and How Scalp Micropigmentation Los Angeles Can Help You

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Hair loss can result in different emotional and psychological issues connected with how we see ourselves and how we think people perceive us. Many people are able to accept that they’re progressively losing hair. But hair loss can devastate others, which causes depression and anxiety. How can scalp micropigmentation Los Angeles help?

To some, male pattern hair loss can have a devastating effect on a person’s state of mind. We need to understand that the emotional distress that hair loss brings is real and legitimate, and we shouldn’t brush it aside. Instead, we should address it. For us to understand how hair loss can affect people, we need to know the psychological and emotional effects that hair loss and balding have on people.

Depression and other problems

Some people can accept their hair loss. However, other people experience more difficulty dealing with it and even enter depression, associated with the chronic stress of hair loss. People who experience hair loss usually feel as if they’re losing control over their lives. They think that their hair loss is irreversible, so they experience high levels of anxiety.

To make things worse, people who are already suffering from disorders like body dysmorphic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder are further aggravated by their hair loss.

Losing confidence in one’s appearance

Losing hair can certainly affect how people look. For example, the loss of the hairline makes people look older. This dramatically affects the way other people see themselves, and this contributes to them losing confidence in their appearance.

Women, most especially, are known to have a more difficult time adjusting to hair loss. Compared to men who are also suffering from hair loss, women suffer more mentally and emotionally. Because of this, they are most likely to develop a negative body image due to hair loss.

But this doesn’t mean that men don’t lose confidence. In fact, 75% of men are less confident about themselves as they progressively lose hair. 60% of men suffering from hair loss can tell us that they have been laughed at or ridiculed for their thinning or balding hair. And as a result, their self-esteem takes a hit.

Hair loss can also affect relationships and dating. It can have a profound effect on how we see ourselves and how we think people see us. This is very true, especially for younger people who have experienced hair loss early. Some people feel that their hair loss represents the end of their desirability and youth, while others feel that they’ve become less attractive to their boyfriends or girlfriends.

As they say, our hair is our crowning glory, and because of its prominent feature, balding or hair loss can greatly affect the way people perceive us and how we perform at work. For example, hair loss can affect someone who works in front of the camera every day or someone who always works in the public eye. Some companies are very picky when it comes to the appearance of their future employees. They usually don’t hire people who are balding because people think they’re older. Hiring them will be disadvantageous for the company. In fact, studies have shown that about 63% of women experience career-related problems due to hair loss.

But now is the time to stop worrying about hair loss. We understand how hair loss can be stressful, but we can treat it, especially with the advancement of technology. There are countless ways for us to address this problem.

We now have drugs that will help regenerate hair; we also have surgical hair transplant now, for people with more severe hair loss cases. You just need to check a couple of things to ensure that they’re worth it. Is the treatment safe? What are the side effects? How much will it cost to prevent hair loss? 

If you’re concerned about your safety, there’s one solution that you can choose to fight against hair loss permanently – scalp micropigmentation Los Angeles.

What is scalp micropigmentation?

SMP or scalp micropigmentation Los Angeles is a non-surgical process of inserting organic plant-based pigment deposits through the dermal layer of your scalp. These pigment deposits will create the appearance of a full head of hair by replicating your hair follicles.

If you’re completely bald, then you can choose a 5 o’clock shadow look. But if your hair is thinning, or if you’re simply dissatisfied with your hair transplant, and you need more density, then you can go for scalp micropigmentation Los Angeles.

How does scalp micropigmentation work?

This treatment is usually split into three sessions, depending on the extent of your hair loss, your required style, and other factors. During the treatment, microneedles will be used to layer pigment dots on your scalp, in a process that is similar to getting a tattoo. The only difference is that SMP is highly technical.

It’s a specialised process that only trained practitioners can perform. Those tiny dots of pigments are injected in the dermal layer of your skin, so it can create the illusion of a full head of shaved hair.

During the treatment, it will create a tiny wound in your skin whenever each dot is applied. A scab heals over this wound and falls away eventually while taking some of the implanted pigment with it. Your immune system will attack the pigments, which causes them to shrink. This varies from person to person but requires the need for three sessions so you can get the required pigment shade.

As you undergo the treatment, you’ll be able to apply different shades of pigmentation. You’ll need different shades so that the pigment deposits will stand out from the rest. You can choose lighter pigments, but these are usually during your first session. As you undergo multiple sessions, you’ll be able to use darker pigments.

Depending on the severity of your hair loss, you may need to keep a shaven head. But once you complete the sessions, you’ll no longer look like you’re suffering from hair loss. Regain your self-confidence and say goodbye to anxiety and depression once and for all.


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Peter Wallace has been an advocate for mental health awareness for years. He holds a master’s degree in counselling from the University of  Edinburgh.

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