THE FEAR of thinning on top is all-too-familiar for many men and women.
A thick and full head of tresses is a much-valued asset, with 30 per cent of British men thinking about losing their hair at least once a day.
Balding has been linked to low self-esteem, anxiety and in some cases feelings of isolation and depression.
From creams to treatments to surgeries, there are dozens of products on the market which claim to prevent hair loss and maintain a full mane.
But the latest anti-balding device to join the ranks is somewhat less conventional.
The ‘Therodome’ is a helmet that bids itself as a practical solution for women with hair loss, as it can be completed in the home.
Using laser phototherapy, the device reportedly works by flooding the scalp with light at a specific wavelength and power.
This in turn increases blood circulation, nutrients and oxygen to the hair follicle.
Hair loss clinics have been using laser phototherapy for decades to stimulate hair growth. The process is designed to penetrate the hair shaft to repair the damaged tissue, which can lead to hair loss.
Trichologist Sally-Ann Tarver, said: “Throughout our ageing process not only do we have less hair actively growing, our existing hair becomes finer too.”
“This is where laser phototherapy really comes into its own and may restore hair diameter to its pre-ageing state.”
While laser treatment or devices like the Therodome may be the answer for some people suffering premature or excessive hair loss, each case is different.
As Dr Tarver explained: “There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to hair loss treatment.”
Dr Clare Morrison, GP for MedExpress.co.uk said: “One of the main reasons men go bald is due to an inherited sensitivity to their hormones. It’s a common misconception that going bald is a sign of virility.
“It’s important that you are wary about what purchases you make to prevent further hair loss…
“If you notice that your hair is thinning into an ‘M’ pattern (on the sides of your head and into the middle) then this is likely to highlight male-patterned baldness. However, if you find that your hair is thinning all over your head, it could signify an underlying health issue such as nutritional deficiencies.”
“If you suspect your baldness is the latter, you can visit your doctor to see if they suggest any medication or treatment to help prevent further hair loss.”
Article Credit: Lizzie Mulherin