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Losing more than hair
Are men as affected by hair loss as women? Or can balding be easily brushed away as a typically male syndrome?.

That most of us suffer from some extent of hair loss here in the UAE is a given. Some more than others, of course, and the number of specialised hair loss and restoration clinics plus hair care products available in this market is testament to the psychological - more than physical - impact of losing our locks.
A recent discussion on the emotional effects of hair loss among women sparked off a debate that men are no less likely to feel the image- and confidence-dampening experience of seeing their hair fall, in spite of losing more hair, thanks to both their gender and genetics. So we decided to approach the experts for a clearer, clinical view on this.
For starters, while we assumed that more men than women get medical help for thinning or losing hair - because they tend to go bald more than women - that's not always the case. Only 40 per cent of the patients at Haarklinikken, a hair loss treatment and restoration clinic in Jumeirah, are men, but at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery, they make up 80-85 per cent of the hair transplant and restoration cases it rec-eives. Clearly, it differs from clinic to clinic and on a case-to-case basis.