Both men and women experience some degree of hair loss after a certain age. In the US, around 80 million people experience it due to factors that include aging and genetics. But there are many other causes of hair loss apart from these inevitable conditions. Lifestyle, the use of certain medications, illnesses, and even stress contributes to hair loss.
But as common as hair loss is, it takes a hefty emotional toll on people. Our hair is an important part of our appearance; we straighten it, perm it, cut it, color it, gel it, wear it long or short—so the thought of losing it one day is troubling.
Hair loss, aka alopecia, has been linked to several psychological conditions, including anxiety, depression, PTSD, social phobia, and even suicide. What makes matters worse is the fact that all of these further exacerbate hair loss.
So what is about hair that makes us feel like we can’t live without it?
Hair and Appearance
Hair is considered a sign of beauty in cultures all over the world. For women, hair represents femininity, sensuality, and sexuality.
When women begin losing their hair, they no longer feel as attractive as they used to. This is because the wondrous locks they once styled to enhance their beauty are now thin, dull and weak.
In the same way, hair is also a crucial part of a man’s appearance. In many cultures, a man’s hair represents virility; when he starts losing it, he no longer feels like he’s in his prime.
It’s no secret that body image and self-esteem are related. A negative body impacts self-esteem, which is why hair loss is so traumatizing for some people.
Scalp Micropigmentation (SMP)
Scalp micropigmentation (SMP) is a simple way to treat hair loss. While it doesn’t promote hair growth, it does cover up areas where hair is thinning or falling out.
The process involves uses an electronic device to penetrate the skin on an individual’s scalp to implant layers of pigment. Using the pointillism technique, 3–4 layers of pigments are built up on the scalp to add definition and depth to the head. As a result, bald spots appear filled out so you no longer have to worry about them showing.
SMP is especially helpful for people with buzz cuts. It replicates the head’s natural shadows and creates the illusion of a naturally full head.
At Delaware Scalp Micropigmentation, we know all about the psychological impact of hair loss, which is why we’re on a mission to change lives with our hair tattoo services.
Contact us today to book an appointment for a consultation in Delaware. Our practitioners will assess your hair loss and tell you what can be done use a hair tattoo.