If you’re going bald or your hair is thinning, it can be devastating to your self-confidence and seriously affect your self-esteem. Male baldness is a common concern and there are many, many forum posts across the internet by young men who have even contemplated suicide as a result.
Since a man’s hair is often linked to his own self-esteem and sense of worth, losing it can sometimes lead to depression and anxiety. A full head of hair is all too often seen as a sign of sexiness and manliness to those who have started to lose hair, and seeing their hairline gradually recede can be absolutely devastating.
Wives or partners are often bewildered by how deeply it is affecting him and may not fully understand the reasons for his slowly diminishing confidence – So what can be done about this?
Can Scalp Micropigmentation Help?
If you’re losing your hair, there are several different approaches you can take. If you procrastinate and simply keep mulling over the subject in your mind, things can become rather confusing and unclear. This indecision can actually heighten your anxiety rather than alleviate it. Conversely, I think it can be useful to simplify the issue by looking at it in a very binary way.
- You can be proactive in taking steps to physically address the issue by exploring treatments or disguising options.
- You can deal with the subject in a more psychological way and tackle the way you see yourself and your own self-image.
Of course, taking both approaches will likely be the most all-encompassing and beneficial approach, but doing at least one of the above is at the very least, a step in the right direction.
Let’s explore both of the above options in a little more detail
The first option I mention deals with the physical aspect of baldness and looks at what steps you can take to deal with it. Around forty or so years ago, one of the more obvious and greater used options was to simply go and buy yourself a toupée (hairpiece). However, in today’s modern society, this is less common mainly due to alternative scientific advances becoming more widespread.
You could, of course, go for the “Trump Wrap Around” look, but to put it mildly, it’s really not a great solution (although he appears to be fairly happy with it).
Then there’s the option of makeup to disguise the thinning areas, but this can be problematic for several reasons… It’s time-consuming, it takes a certain amount of skill and practice to perfect and it can be costly. Also, most aren’t weather or sweat proof and don’t always hold up well to close scrutiny.
Hair transplants are another obvious choice but this option is also very costly and not always successful. In recent years, it’s become more popular and indeed more effective as technology and research marches on. I’ve no doubt that at some time in the future, there will be genetic breakthroughs that will involve some kind of DNA related treatment to finally cure the issue of baldness once and for all. But until that time arrives, we have to focus on the options that are available to us in the here and now.
Finally, there’s scalp micropigmentation. This is a treatment that I offer at my clinics whereby I’m able to mimic the hair follicles on your scalp using a special type of pigment that’s similar to ink. The pigment will match your natural colour and is administered using delicate micro-needles. The end result boosts the appearance of volume to existing hair and is a fabulous alternative to costly hair transplants. If you’re at your wit’s end and are unfamiliar with what this entails, get in touch with me and I’ll be happy to explain what’s involved in more detail.
Whether scalp micropigmentation is something you’re considering or not, there is also the psychological approach to investigate for concerns about male baldness which, whilst it can be challenging, can yield long-term benefits to the way you see yourself. Transforming the way you think about yourself is as important, if not more important, than how you look physically.
Bald Is The New Sexy!
If you’re down in the dumps about going bald, then I suggest having a quick read of this article from the Independent that suggests that bald men are actually seen as more confident and attractive. Starting with a picture of movie heartthrob and actor Jason Statham, the article also references Vin Diesel and Sherlock Holmes actor Mark Strong.
In a nutshell, the scientific study mentioned in the newspaper article, conducted by researchers at The University of Pennsylvania, asked groups of male and female students to rate photographs of men according to attractiveness, confidence and dominance. It may surprise you to learn that the bald men were triumphant in all three categories. Notably, the “shorn scalp” look was a strong indicator of attractiveness.
In conclusion, scalp micropigmentation is (in my opinion) one of the very best ways to achieve that sexy, close-cropped look and it may not be as expensive as you think. If you’d like to know more, call or email me to arrange a one-on-one consultation.