Why You’re Losing Your Hair

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Why You’re Losing Your Hair

Before we find out about Scalp Micropigmentation, let us see some reasons as to why men loss their hair.

Here's Why You're Losing Your Hair

If you are considering an Scalp Micropigmentation, chances are you understand a thing or two about hair loss. But it doesn't hurt to cover the basics of hair loss and some of the reasons for it.

1. It's All In Your Genes Man

Many men are genetically predisposed to experience hair loss . If your father or grandfather went bald, chances are you will too. It's all in your wiring, and there's not much you can do about it, unfortunately.

It's the same reason that some men are short and others tall. You just need to look at your family lineage to get an idea of the chances of you going bald as you get older.

2. You Are A Man, Not A Woman

Men are more likely to have permanent hair loss than women. Studies show that 70% of men lose their hair, compared to 40% for women. To be more specific, men are more likely to have androgenetic alopecia - more commonly known as Male Pattern Baldness (MPB).

MPB begins with hair loss at a man's temples and moves backwards to form a signature 'M' shape. But you may also experience hair loss on the crown of your head.

3. Another Dreaded Acronym (DHT) and Its Role in Hair Loss

DHT stands for dihydrotestosterone, a by-product of the hormone testosterone. DHT shrinks hair follicles and makes it difficult for them to thrive.

Because testosterone constantly produces DHT -- but at genetically determined rates that can vary from male to male -- men are more at risk for hair loss.

However, don't be quick to bash the role of DHT as it is responsible for many important male characteristics such as body hair, muscle mass, a deeper voice, etc.

4. The 3 Hair Growth Phases And How They Affect Hair Loss

Having a better understanding of hair loss also includes knowing the three phases of hair growth: anagen, catagen, and telogen.

  • Anagen , the first stage, is when the hair grows. This stage can last for several years, depending on your genetics. When the anagen phase ends, hair stops growing.
  • Catagen is a transition phase that follows anagen. During the catagen phase, the bulb at the bottom of the hair follicles separates from the blood supply and moves upwards. The hair follicle shrinks to accommodate the buoyancy and becomes less stable. The catagen phase usually lasts about two weeks, if not less.
  • Telogen represents the phase where hair follicles damaged during the catagen phase fall out and your hair stays in the telogen phase longer as you get older. Which brings us to our next point:

5. Getting Older Means Losing Your Hair

With aging, our bodies change in different ways, and a man's hair is part of those changes. Our hair gets thinner as we age, the anagen phase of hair growth gets shorter, but - again - the rate of age-related hair loss in each person has a lot to do with genetics.

There are other reasons for hair loss, including medical conditions such as alopecia areata that make hair blotchy, or scalp infections. Some medications and supplements can cause hair loss, while radiation therapy also has an impact.

Meanwhile, lifestyle factors such as diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, and stress can hinder hair growth.

Scalp Micropigmentation - Best Hair Loss Solution

Of all the various solutions for hair loss, Scalp Micropigmentation is the best.

Scalp Micropigmentation is a specially developed non-surgical treatment to simulate hair stubble or in some cases to create a higher optical density of hair.

If performed with the necessary knowledge and experience, the result will appear 100% natural .

What are the possibilities?

  • A high-density shaved look. Ideal for men who have or want to adopt a cropped haircut.
  • Optical compaction of existing hairs. This is possible for men and women at the first signs of hair loss. It is not recommended for medium to strong hair loss.
  • Softening of scars. Some scars can be 'softened' by pigmenting the scar.

Technical information

  • Scalp Micropigmentation requires separate technical knowledge that is NOT comparable to tattoo or permanent make up.
  • We use pigments that are based on carbon, which is a substance produced by the body and therefore not harmful.
  • The pigments have been developed to better withstand UV radiation from the sun (to prevent discoloration of the pigments).
  • Several treatments are necessary for a complete result.
  • The day after a treatment you can resume your activities as usual (no sports, sauna, swimming until 1 week after the treatment).

If you want to see if a treatment is possible, we at Scalpmicro Tampa Bay offer the following free consultation:

Personal meeting: recommended  - Book An Appointment

Juan Guerrero is the CEO and Founder of ScalpMicro Tampa Bay clinic. He helps people with hair loss problems to regain their confidence through scalp micropigmentation.

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