What is male pattern baldness?
Male hair loss, otherwise known as Androgenic Alopecia or male pattern baldness, is most commonly caused when the male hormone ‘testosterone’, is converted by the body into the androgen ‘DiHydroTestosterone’, or ‘DHT’. It is this DHT which inhibits the growth of new hair cells, and also causes existing follicles to reduce in size and eventually fall out, which in turn leads to male hair loss and in many cases, eventual baldness. This condition is largely hereditary and can start causing hair loss in men as early as their twenties. And of course for many men, this can be very stressful, often causing some loss of confidence and self-consciousness about the situation.
Why is it called male pattern baldness?
The hair loss associated with this condition tends to occur in a set pattern on the head, beginning either at the crown of the head or a receding front hairline. Male hair loss is generally confined to this area from the front hairline to the crown of the head and that is why men who go bald are often left with hair only at the sides and back of their heads. It is unknown why the hair follicles on the sides and back of the head are left completely unaffected by male hair loss.
Can I prevent the onset of male pattern baldness?
Hair loss can be distressing and can lead to reduced self-esteem or even depression, but unfortunately, there is no magic remedy and you can’t altogether prevent hair loss. However, there are cutting edge treatments available to slow down and even halt the progress of male pattern baldness, and if your hair loss is already extensive, there are various hair replacement techniques to fully restore it to your pre hair-loss levels.
For example, Low Level Laser Therapy has proved very effective in many cases for both men and women, especially those in the earlier stages of their hair loss. You can obtain a more detailed explanation with before and after photos at this link. http://www.aahairreplacement.com/laser-therapy
Surgery is another option although it can be very expensive and is not always the best option for younger men in the early stages of hair loss since it is still unknown how extensive their eventual hair loss will be.
Non-surgical solutions often referred to as 'Non-surgical Hair Graphs' or Hair pieces have advanced to a level that the results are often quite remarkable, and so natural that "only your Hair stylist can tell."
Medications such as Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Propecia are another option. Many modern Hair Loss Clinincs combined these various approaches depending on the individual needs of the client to achieve the results they want. The bottom line is that there are very effective solutions available to meet all needs and budgets so men really do not have to live with hair loss any more.
Feel free to contact me, Karl Courage, Owner of Amazing Affordable Hair Replacement, if you have any other questions about your own or a loved one's hair loss situation and I would be happy to provide any advise I can. AAhaairSolutions@gmail.com. More details are also available at our web-site http://www.aahairreplacement.com