What Is Male Pattern Baldness?
Unfortunately, male pattern baldness is the most common type of hair loss in men. Many surveys show that more and more men experience hair loss, which extremely affects their self-confidence and causes them to go through some emotional crisis.
Male pattern baldness is related to the genes and male sex hormones and is usually followed by a pattern of receding hairline and hair thinning on the crown of the head. It is caused by hormones and genetic predisposition.
Generally speaking, baldness occurs when the hair follicles shrink over time and the result of that shrink is short and fine hair.
Symptoms Of Male Pattern Baldness
The typical sign of a male pattern baldness begins at the hairline. The hairline gradually recedes (moves backward) and forms an “M” shape. Through time, the hair becomes shorter, finer and thinner, and creates an “U” shape around the sides of the head.
Treating Male Pattern Baldness
If you are comfortable with your appearance and don’t have emotional crisis, treatment is not necessary. Hairpieces, hair wigs or different hairstyle may disguise the hair loss. This is the safest and mos affordable way of covering hair loss in men.
Fortunately, there are some medications that can treat male pattern baldness:
- Minoxidil (Rogaine) –Minoxidil is a solution that needs to be applied directly to the scalp of your head in order to stimulate the hair follicles. It helps in slowing down the process of hair loss in many men, and in some cases, helps in growing a new one. However, hair loss returns if you stop using this medicine.
- Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) – It is a pill that slows hair loss. Surveys show that Finasteride works better than minoxidil, but hair loss also returns when you stop using it.
Hair Transplantation – Hair transplant is a surgical process of removing tiny plugs of hair from areas where the hair is constantly growing to areas that are balding. This procedure can causes scars and possibly an infection. Hair transplantation usually requires several sessions and it can be really expensive.
Scalp Micro Pigmentation – Scalp micro pigmentation is an innovative procedure in treating hair loss in men. It is highly effective and completely pain and drug-free treatment designed for all men who suffer from male pattern baldness. This great technique or tattoo involves specific micro-needles that apply small ink spots into the scalp. SMP imitates tiny hair follicles to restore the receding hairline to its original look. It is completely pain and scar-free procedure, performed by a professional and skilled SMP expert.