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How to Combat Male Baldness

By on Last modified: December 18, 2015

Although hair loss is a very common issue today, it can have a dramatic impact on the personal life of those who experience it. It can appear at any age and can affect both men and women. Male baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia, usually affects the front of the head where most of the genetically-susceptible hair loss follicles reside. DHT (sex steroid and androgen hormone) is the main cause for this form of male baldness. In fact, around 90% of balding is DHT hormone related. Miniaturisation is a process where DHT reduces and inhibits the proper growth of hair in the follicles; it affects genetically inherited follicles resulting in finer and lighter hairs.

But what can you do to have this hormone under control? Do not panic, there is a solution to male baldness. Finasteride, which is used in the treatment of enlarged prostate is also used for male baldness, however it only provides about 30% improvement, which means it does not work for everyone. As disappointing as this sounds, there are other options available.

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Hair Graft (Toupee)

This is one of the most popular male baldness solutions. Why it is popular? There is basically no pain involved, no side effects, no need for recovery time and it is very easy to use. If the hair loss is minimal, around one million hairs are used. However, if the hair loss is too big, fibres cannot be used. In that case, the ideal solution is a toupee. If the material is lighter and finer, the toupee will last for a short amount of time. Therefore, the thicker the material, the longer the piece will last. However, if it is too thick it will look unnatural and will not be breathable. When it comes to attaching it, you can use glue, tapes or threading. Whatever your choice may be, always remember to inform yourself on how the process is handled, so you would not make any mistakes.

Laser Treatment

The invention of the wide array of high technology today has made it possible to deal with baldness in many ways. So, if you were looking for a non-invasive way to stimulate hair growth and promote a thicker and stronger hair, laser hair treatments may be the right thing for you. This therapy uses an open design that gives 100 % coverage of the treatment area, making it more effective than many other hair loss treatments. Laser therapy uses low-level lasers in order to stimulate hair follicles which has a positive outcome with hair regrowth and decreased hair loss. According to studies, low-level lasers have a 85% success rate. For best results, it is recommendable that you get 2 treatments per week, for a period of 12 weeks up to a year.

Scalp Micropigmentation

This is another one from the many popular hair loss treatments. It is an easy and permanent solution for hair loss, suitable for all ages, skin types and any stage. Scalp micropigmentation is a non-surgical scalp grooming, a life-changing treatment where natural pigments are adapted at the epidermal level of the scalp to imitate natural appearance of real hair follicles, depending on the hair loss extent and looks. The process of pigmentation is performed by practitioners who are qualified for performing cosmetic and micropigmentation treatments as well as recognizing and replicating the direction in which follicles grow.

Hair Transplants

Hair transplantation has been used since the 1950s. It is a procedure that involves removing a narrow strip of hair-bearing scalp from the backside of the head and filling the area with thin or no hair. Although there are risks involved, still many people choose this procedure because of the fast results. And with improved technology, the whole procedure is even quicker and more effective; there are no scars and every tiny opening that results from the surgery will heal within 3-5 days.

Conclusion

Dealing with hair loss can be a hard and painful process, but we as individuals have to be prepared for everything that life has arranged for us. There are many ways and treatments out there, you just need to our research and with the help of professionals, choose the most suitable one for your condition. Never stop believing that things will turn out for the better.