Hair loss, "Whatifs" and Reality

Side Effects of Hair Loss: The ‘Whatif’

In my clinic, a “whatif” is used as a condensation of the words “what & if”. Individuals with hair loss often spend a great deal of time & energy thinking about various “whatifs” and what they will say or do in certain situations.


Whatifs are Less Common than We Want to Believe.

The reality is “whatif” events don’t happen as often as our mind wants to believe they should and even if such events do occur they are typically far less severe than the mind first prepared itself to imagine.

One of the many goals of the treating physician is to help reduce the number of minutes, hour and days a patient spends contemplating all the “whatifs.”

Dr. Jeff Donovan is a Canadian and US board certified dermatologist specializing exclusively in hair loss. To schedule a consultation, please call the Whistler office at 604.283.1887

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