A Common Hair Loss Condition
Male Pattern Baldness
Every one of us knows someone who has male pattern baldness; an Uncle, Brother, Dad , Friend, Acquaintance or Spouse. Some of these men simply live with the condition and ignore the fact; some seek one of the many treatments available in the hair restoration industry and some shave their heads. Whatever method is used will probably not stop the onset of this condition anytime soon.
What causes male pattern baldness and how can the lost hair be replaced?
Male pattern baldness if related to genetics and male sex hormones and usually begins with a receding hairline and thinning of the hair on the crown of the head.
Hair follicles sit in a small hole in the skin. When the follicle shrinks it results in shorter, finer hair. Although the follicles do not grow new hair, they remain alive which suggests that new hair can be regrown..
A skin biopsy, blood tests and other procedures can determine if you are experiencing male pattern baldness or another medical condition that causes hair loss..
As stated above, treatment is not always necessary and the use of hair weaving, hair pieces or a change of hairstyle can solve the problem. It is the least expensive way to treat male pattern baldness.
Some medications often used to treat this condition are Minoxidil (Rogaine) and Finasterdie (Propecia Proscar).
Surgical solutions are also available for the treatment of male pattern baldness. These include FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant) and FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). These procedures are performed by trained professionals who specialize in hair restoration.
If you should desire one of the above methods or any of the other highly successful treatments available than be sure to call a professional like The Hair Specialists.