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Hair Loss Treatment for Men

AK Clinics | May, 13 2012 | 0 Comments

Male hair loss is the most widespread type of loss. It is caused by increased sensitivity to male sex hormones (androgens) in certain parts of the scalp. This type of loss is called androgenic alopecia. Many men, as they get older, start to lose hair from the hairline & above the temples. The loss continues over time around the top of the head and sometimes claims the hair on the sides and rear of the head as well, leading to complete baldness.

In the past, baldness was often seen as something unfortunate or unwanted. However,transplantation has made incredible pace in the treatment of men’s hair loss. With the beginning of 5-alpha-reductace inhibitors and the evolution of surgical hair restoration, Loss is now curable. Nowadays, it is now possible to stop or slow the progression of loss and to replace lost hair through surgery with completely natural results.

Male Pattern Baldness

Male pattern is also called Androgenetic Alopecia for a reason. It is the result of action of hormones (Androgens) on genetically predisposed individuals. Simply you can say that you are losing because you are genetically predisposed to lose them. Your follicles have been programmed to become sensitive to the changing hormonal activity in your scalp. Put another way, certain follicles become sensitive to your naturally occurring hormones, and the body begins to slowly reject them. Some men have areas on the scalp (frontal and crown area) that are very sensitive to the male sex hormones that circulate in men’s blood. The hormones make the follicles – from which grows – shrink. Eventually, they become so small that they cannot replace lost hairs. The follicles are still alive, but are no longer able to perform their task. First, a receding hairline develops, and gradually the hair on top of the head also begin to thin. Eventually, the two balding areas meet to form a typical U-shape around the back and sides of the head. The hair that remains is often finer and does not grow as quickly as it used to.

Treatment for Men Hair Loss

Baldness is generally regarded as natural, and not a disease. Some very creative and fruitful treatments have been devised in an attempt to reverse loss.

DHT Inhibitors

( Finasteride)- These work to lessen levels of DHT, by restraining its creation. The result is less action of DHT in your scalp, and less damage of follicles.

Growth Stimulants

–The action of growth stimulants is still not proven.  While they generate new growth, they do nothing to prevent the cause or further progression.

Hair transplant surgery

Surgical treatments may be the only reliable way to replace lost hair, and techniques for restoring growth are constantly improving. These include:

  • Hair transplant: where the surgeon moves non-sensitive hairs from the back of the head to the top. Factors that determine whether a person is a suitable candidate include age, color, the nature of loss, and whether the type is straight or curly.
  • Scalp reduction: In this the loose skin on the scalp is surgically removed, pulling the hair on the sides of the head up. As the skin on the forehead is also sometimes slightly lifted, it can have the side benefit of lessening wrinkles.

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