What is male hair loss?
Male pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia is the most common cause of hair loss, affecting more than fifty percent of men over 50 years of age. A person’s proneness to balding is decided upon through their genes. If one or both parents carry the baldness gene, the probability is very high that the male child will suffer from male hair loss at some point in their life.
What are the causes of male hair loss?
In cases of male hair loss, the normal growth cycle of hair is disrupted by the affect of hormones or androgens on the hair follicles.
In some men, areas of the scalp are particularly sensitive to these naturally occurring chemicals, which are distributed around the body in the blood system. These hormones react with the hair follicles making them shed hair and shrink, to the point that they cannot replace lost hairs.
How does male pattern baldness manifest itself?
The first signs of male pattern baldness are a receding hairline combined with a gradual thinning of the hair on the top of the scalp.
Further thinning on top and the eventual appearance of a completely bald patch follows and over the coming years, this bald patch will increase in size, eventually meeting up with the hairline that has receded from the top of the forehead.
This distinctive pattern of androgenic alopecia can manifest in a man’s early 20’s, leading to full baldness perhaps as early as thirty or thirty-five years of age. However in many cases, it won’t show up until a man reaches his late thirties or early forties.
Can hair loss by prevented?
If treated early enough then full hair loss leading to complete baldness can often be prevented. It is important that a male hair loss prevention programme be started when a man experiences the first signs of thinning.
Male hair loss treatments
Different men react very differently to baldness. Some take it in their stride and adopt a fashionable shaven head look. Others regard it with horror and find it affects their confidence and self esteem. For men who wish to prevent full baldness occurring then there are a range of natural hair loss treatments that should help to prevent further thinning and may even lead to some regrowth.
Stimulator lotion treatment
As the name suggests, this product will stimulate blood flow in the root hairs of the scalp, promoting hair growth.
DHT blocker treatment
If you are genetically predisposed to hair loss, whether you are male or female, the 5-alpha reductase, a naturally occurring enzyme in your body will react with some of your testosterone, turning it into dihydrotestosterone or DHT and DHT is the primary cause of male pattern baldness.
What DHT does is attach itself to your hair follicles, making them shrink and eventually stop growing altogether. It doesn’t kill them; it simply stops them from functioning. The DHT blocker is an orally ingested capsule that naturally stops DHT from forming in the follicles, therefore preventing any further damage to the hair.
Root cleanser treatment
The root cleanser effectively cleans the root hair. It removes and unblocks any DHT that has formed, allowing the root to continue to grow and thicken.
Root strengthener treatment
This is a natural combination of plant and herbal extracts that stabilises and strengthens the hair root follicles.
Hair weaving or non-surgical hair replacement
Hair weaving or non-surgical hair replacement is the only way a client with advanced stage hair loss can achieve the appearance of a full head of hair without using wigs or surgery. Suitable for both men and women, the treatment does not damage any existing hair. Each unit is tailor-made to match your existing hair. This means that when fitted, it will look entirely natural and you wont have to buy any special cleaning products, since the units are made from real, human hair.
Hair weaving needs to be maintained every 4-5 weeks.
Surgical hair replacement Hair restoration techniques are constantly improving and one such improvement has been in the field of surgical hair replacement. In this case, hairs from elsewhere on the head, usually the back that are not as sensitive to the effects of DHT, are removed and transplanted to the affected area.
Determining factors regarding a client’s suitability for this treatment include their age, hair colour, hair type and the nature of the hair loss itself.
Scalp reduction is a surgical technique that is suitable for some men with a small, well-defined bald patch on the top of their head. On removal of a small area of the bald scalp, the elastic properties within the skin will naturally bind it back together, reducing the space between the healthy hair producing follicles. If used in conjunction with transplants, this treatment should result in a fuller head of hair.
Scalp Flap surgery
In scalp flap surgery, a portion of healthy scalp and hair from the back or sides of the head is removed and transplanted to the affected area of the head, effectively creating a new hairline. Scalp flaps are usually performed on patients who are completely bald to the front of their scalp but have full and healthy hair elsewhere on their head.
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