|Male Pattern Baldness|
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MEN'S HAIR LOSS and MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
And GENETIC--the inheritance of genes from either the mother or the father's side of the family.
ADD AGE, which when coupled with genetics, represents a time clock that will signal the hair follicle to produce an enzyme named 5 alpha reductase. When the testosterone present in the follicle combines with the enzyme 5 alpha reductase, it produces dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Hair follicle receptors are sensitive to DHT and thereby start the process of male or female pattern hair loss.
OTHER CAUSES FOR HAIR LOSS IN MEN
Alopecia areata: Generally thought to be an autoimmune disorder. Causes "patchy" hair loss, often in small circular areas in different areas of the scalp.
Alopecia totalis: Total hair loss of the scalp, (an advanced form of alopecia areata).
Alopecia universalis: Hair loss of the entire body, (also an advanced form of alopecia areata).
With all the hair loss causes in men, we may not see a cure in our lifetime. It may be possible. Science is closer to understanding it much better due to a variety of recent advancements.
Since there are other causes of baldness in men, it is advisable to consult with a competent, experienced dermatologist.
What treatment options are available for the man experiencing baldness and thinning hair? See what the best hair replacement and restoration solutions are for you.
MALE HAIR LOSS OPTIONS
Medical therapy: Rogaine (topical minoxidil). Rogaine is the only FDA approved medication currently available for female hair loss.
Laser Hair Rejuvenation. A non-surgical treatment utilizing therapeutic low level lasers to deliver light energy designed to cosmetically treat the appearance of thin, fine, damaged hair. Physicians are praising this technology as an effective treatment.
Hair Transplant Surgery: Modern surgical techniques have made transplantation for females a viable treatment option providing they are qualified candidates and have realistic expectations.
Non-Surgical Hair Replacement: Men's hair replacement systems and additions have the ability to simulate a true natural appearance while offering the client a significant increase in overall hair density.