First of all Male Pattern Baldness is also known as Androgenetic Alopecia (Androgen-related hair loss). Furthermore a permanent hair loss caused by the action of androgens on genetically susceptible follicles. The presence of Androgen is necessary for its progression. Androgenetic alopecia is said to be non reversible. But is that actually true? It seems like there are many clinics that are suggesting to the contrary. Maybe there is something that can be done? Therefore have a read and you can make a judgement.
Male pattern Baldness is a condition that will affect us men at some point in our lives. Furthermore we will all loose our hair at some point. For this reason I ask you the question how important is hair to you? Maybe you should have a look on the tube at mens hair because you may be quite surprised to see most will have some degree of hair loss. Another point is that you must be cautious of some hair loss clinics that promise the world. Male Pattern Baldness is not an easy condition to help and it will cost you.
What should I do?
It seems like hair means a lot to you? Strange statement perhaps but as I mentioned above how important is hair to you? Think about it. Hair is part of our confidence and self esteem which can be affected quite dramatically. In contrast some men go bald without a care in the world. Maybe the following information may help you what to do? Reg. TTS.
Maybe you will Shave it off!
First of all, this is the cheapest option and will save you a lot of money in the long run. Also shaving your hair may add a youthful look and dare I say some people quite like the shaven potentially ruddy look. Furthermore its you we are dealing with. Not you family, friends or piers. Its you! The cost of a pair of clippers is around £20. Maybe you should give it a go and see if you like it?
Another option is micro pigmentation. This is a technique of marking small hair like marks on the scalp. This can fill in gaps that appear but there is a catch. Micro Pigmentation only last for around 3-5 years. Also if you are looking to cover a large area, you will have to consider keeping your hair really short. Furthermore this technique can assist in making a beard look much fuller along with eyebrows.
First of all sufferers of male pattern baldness be reassured that there is a way of getting your hair back. Consequently, FUE or FUT hair restoration surgery is a
highly technical method of transferring donor hair to those areas void of hair. Giving you back the hair you desire. Most importantly this is dependant on the amount and quality of your donor hair, your age, severity and coverage needed. Maybe you would like to view our hair surgery page?
To begin with this is a very simple way of giving you the hair style that you have always wanted. Also thickness length and style are not a problem. Most noteworthy, this in simple form is a custom made hair piece. Your hair colour will be matched perfectly with the existing colour and the hair will be blended into the existing hair making this form of hair replacement virtually undetectable. Finally, this is a way of giving you the hair that you have always wanted. Male Pattern Baldness is not the end.
(Male Pattern Baldness or male pattern hair loss) is a multi-factorial condition in which genetic predisposition & circulating androgens (testosterone androsteinedione, and dihydrotestosterone (DHT)) are the key
i) dominant – a single gene of inheritance.
ii) polygenic – multi gene inheritance.
factors in a process of progressive hair follicle miniaturisation and reduction in the anagen (hair growing) phase. Associated with the conversion of androgen testosterone into di-hydro-testosterone (DHT) by the 5 alpha reductase enzyme. Hair characteristics may change.
The following medications may assist in male pattern baldness
Minoxidil – simple to purchase from a pharmacy. 5% is the suggested dose for men. However, side affects may be apparent and it may not help in cases of male pattern baldness.
Finasteride (Propecia) – 5 alpha reductase inhibitors. Considered effective in many predisposed men. This is a prescribed medication (not normally from GP) obtained via private clinics.
Research is currently considering Spironolactone as a topical 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor.
The Norwood-Hamilton Scale
Used to describe the level of development of male pattern baldness (androgenetic alopecia) which may or may not travel through each of these stages, the development may stop at any time.
Follicles miniaturise to produce vellus hairs. Caucasoids are more susceptibility than Afroids or Mongoloids. Eunuchs (post-pubertal castrated males) do not usually suffer Androgenetic Alopecia however recent findings suggest that some will have suffered this due to the mediation into dihydrotestosterone of an follicle residing enzyme known as 3-alpha-hydroxy-steroid-dehydrogenases.