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PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF BALDNESS

Common baldness (AGA) is a normal trait from a biological point of view.

 

Psychologically all types of baldness, either pathological or not, affect in a certain extent those who suffer from it, since society gives a value to aesthetics and hair care.

 

For many people with baldness, this seems to be an inevitable fact so they have no problem to assume it.
But for others, the start of hair loss or the fact of being bald can lead to situations of stress, anxiety and even depression.

 

Baldness makes us look older than we are, being also a process that slowly and progressively changes our image. This simple fact is unacceptable to many, who feel displeased with their new look. In severe cases, they may even change their lifestyle due to this problem.

 

Both genders are affected, although the deterioration of psychosocial well-being is greater and more severe in females.


Men reluctantly accept precocious baldness, but to women this problem can become an actual catastrophe.

 

This is a real cause of depression for women, as it is not socially accepted that women can become bald. You may have never seen one, but this is only because they definitely try to solve it. A fast treatment or a postiche or wig, but you will hardly see a bald woman down the street.

 

In Alopecia there are no social strata that suffer from it less than others. Celebrities that have to pose in front of a camera are not only psychologically affected but even professionally so, as this may change their lives.

 

Adolescents who still attend university may feel underrated when looking for a partner, or uncomfortable when they are the only bald people in the group. Clearly, this is not exclusive of a specific age or social stratum.


 

 

In any case, it is socially “accepted” that men will be bald. Hundreds of examples may be brought where a hairless head is considered to be attractive.

 

As we can see, many men downplay the issue and continue with their lives without being affected in any way. And the best part is that it does not really affect them. Although it may be hard to believe, it is more a question of attitude than aesthetics.

 

Whether you are a man or a woman, if you believe that Alopecia is affecting your life, undoubtedly you should consult a professional in this field, who can help you improve your situation. Afterwards, you may choose whether you start a treatment or not, but what is important is the possibility of going on with your life as normal, with or without hair.

 

When someone starts losing hair, they go looking for several treatments that in most cases are ineffective.
When pharmacological treatment fails, in case of baldness that is resistant to any treatment, one can go through modern surgical techniques carried out with excellent results for several years now.

 

It is true, this can affect you aesthetically or physically, but be aware of this: we are always much harsher about our own looks that people around us.

 

We have the ability to find defects in ourselves that others do not even perceive. When we look at ourselves in a mirror, the first thing we do is look for that little defect that we dislike.

 


Is it really so important? When it affects us, then it is of utmost importance.

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