The Manila Times has reported the findings of a recent study which reveals that Asian men, particularly those from the Philippines, are seriously concerned about hair loss. Of those questioned, 69% of Asian men with hair loss felt ‘sad’ when other people noticed or commented on their thinning hair.
A further 30% of Filipino men wished that they had more hair, revealing a direct link between hair loss and confidence.
Asian hair loss is a serious concern
According to the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD), 50 per cent of Filipino males will experience hair loss caused by Androgenic Alopecia by the time they reach the age of 40. Similar figures from American and British health organisation suggest that just 40% of men aged 40 are likely to experience any form of hair loss.
Androgenic Alopecia is the most common form of progressive hair loss in men and women across the world. Caused by a genetic predisposition, Androgenic Alopecia sees the hormone testosterone converted into a secondary compound called DHT, which goes on to attack the hair follicles. The hair attached to the follicle then falls out as the follicle itself shrinks, preventing natural regrowth.
However, a receding hairline and general hair loss is also the source of several psychosocial side-effects for Filipino men. The survey found that 20% of men did not feel as physically attractive to others once patchy baldness began to develop. Similarly one-fifth of respondents felt that losing their hair related to a direct loss in confidence and self-esteem.
Commenting on the survey and its findings, Dr Jun Bormante, a hair loss expert said, ““How society views and treats men with AA [Androgenic Alopecia] is a huge factor in how they see themselves. But what men must also know is that the condition is treatable and that they should seek medical attention as early as possible.”
Hair loss affects confidence globally
In our experience, men (and women) find that hair loss can have a significant effect on their self-esteem regardless of their nationality. A quick look through The Belgravia Centre’s gallery of success stories will reveal that many of our patients were experiencing a similar loss of confidence before seeking treatment for their hair loss.
However as Dr Bormante suggested, Androgenic Alopecia can be treated successfully. The first step is to arrange a free appointment with one of our hair loss experts. You will then receive an accurate diagnosis of your hair loss condition and receive a fully-customised treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
Why not give us a call on 0800 077 6666 today or contact us online to arrange your no-obligation consultation today? Alternatively, if you’re unable to come into the clinic, you can fill in our online diagnostic form to have a home use treatment programme sent directly to your door.