Male pattern baldness is also called androgenetic alopecia where the hair follicles of a man gradually become thin which makes his hair finer. The hair follicles will eventually fail to produce new hair which leads to hair loss.
A special type of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is the main cause of male pattern baldness. Dihydrotestosterone makes hair weaker so they will fall out once the person combs or washes his hair. An individual’s genes may also play a big part in male pattern baldness. In fact, studies show that more than 80% of male pattern baldness cases are inherited.
A person’s hairstyle or hair care habits may also cause baldness. Ponytails, excessive use of hair products, too much heating and brushing can cause traction alopecia which leads to baldness. Some medical conditions such as depression, eating disorders, and hormonal imbalance are also culprits to this condition that affects the confidence of the patient.
There are only two approved drugs that can treat male pattern baldness. These are Propecia and Minoxidil. These treatments do not promise to permanently cure male pattern baldness. What they can do is slow down the progression of hair loss.
Hair transplant has also become a popular solution to male pattern baldness. Donor hair can be taken from other parts of the head then they are used to fill the bald spaces. Other popular hair transplant procedures include beard hair transplants, facial hair transplants, body hair transplants, eyebrow hair transplant, eyelash hair transplants and others.
Laser hair therapy helps to strengthen the hair follicle but is not proven to restore meaningful quantities of hair follicles. It is best used in tandem with a hair transplant.
While some drugs can prevent hair loss, these can only slow down the process of losing hair and you might end up spending a lot more money than getting a hair transplant surgery that can permanently solve your hair loss problems. MAXIM Hair Restoration offers a safe, natural, and permanent solution to hair loss. Contact our clinics now in Dubai, Manila, Philippines, New York, Chicago, or Connecticut for a FREE consultation and be on your way to a great head of hair!