Many parts of the aging process are pretty subtle. For instance, you still go down the stairs from the second floor bedroom to the first floor kitchen, but you notice that you are relying on the the handrail a little more often. The fact that you nearly got a friction burn on your hand was your first indicator that you may be in a transitional time in your life. You need to either start slowing down or not grip the hand rail so tightly.
When you are walking outside of your house, there is also an indicator that you are not as young as you once were. Walking around the park with your 17 year old daughter, for instance, you keep your eyes trained on the ground in front of you, watching for any obstacle that could serve as a stumbling block. Your daughter, on the other hand, walks with reckless abandon. So much so, in fact, she often steps into all kinds of messes, from rain water, to mud, to the smelly evidence that a dog owner has been less than responsible. You always thought that you were noticing all of these things because you were more observant, until your daughter politely pointed out that you were really just staring at the ground to make sure that you did not trip and fall.
If only everything about aging could be so gradual.
Although the way that you walk down the stairs and around the park have gradually changes as you have aged, there are other transitions in your life that are not nearly as subtle. When, for instance, did the hair loss happen? You have always been someone who has had a brush full of hair, but in the past your hair was growing in as quickly as it was falling out. This morning while looking in the mirror, you noticed that your hair loss has increased. And while you may may be able to hide that your are using the hand rail quite a bit more when you come down to the kitchen, there simply is no way to hide the fact that this hair loss issue is getting serious.
Hair Replacement Services Provide a Number of Options for Their Clients
Fortunately, there are hair restoration experts who can provide several options for helping their clients reclaim their youth by increasing the fullness of their hair. And while everyone experiences some kind of hair loss, if you are suffering from an extreme situation where your hair is causing you to be self conscious, it is in your best interest to visit with a specialist to see what options are available to you.
Consider some of these facts and figures about the hair loss replacement industry:
- Most people continue their active hair loss phase during a span of approximately 20 years.
- People shed an average of 50 to 100 hairs a day.
- 60% of hair loss sufferers indicate that they would rather have more hair than money or friends.
- 21 million women in the U.S. are currently experiencing hair loss.
- 35 million men in the U.S. are currently experiencing hair loss.
- The hair loss treatment industry in the U.S. brought in $4 billion in 2017.
Even if you can disguise the fact that you are using a few more aids, like a handrail and staring at the floor, when you walk these days, there are very few ways to hide the fact that you are losing hair unless you consult with a hair transplant doctor or hair loss specialist.