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Male Pattern Hair Loss

All About Male Pattern Hair Loss

Hair loss or baldness can occur in both males and females’ alike but is mostly seen in males. In fact, hair loss is believed to affect more than 40% of people In India. Baldness associated with age is a normal phenomenon caused due to the normal process of aging. As of late, however, males between the ages of 20-40 are complaining of hair loss and visiting hair clinics more often. Receding hairlines, loss of hair above the temples or behind the head are some of the areas where hair loss is common.

Hair Loss tends to worsen with time if proper treatment is not rendered and ultimately the affected individual loses air completely. This, especially in younger population, significantly dents the confidence of the individual and leads to tem being socially withdrawn. Such individuals prefer to stay isolated and avoid venturing out in community events.

The process of hair loss in males begins with observable thinning of air at the temples. There is also visible tinning of air at the top of the head. With time, the thinning worsens and the scalp becomes visible at the top of the head. These patches slowly start to increase until there is complete loss of hair and the entire scalp becomes visible.

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All About Hair Loss In males

All About Male Pattern Hair Loss

Hair loss or baldness can occur in both males and females’ alike but is mostly seen in males. In fact, hair loss is believed to affect more than 40% of people In India. Baldness associated with age is a normal phenomenon caused due to the normal process of aging. As of late, however, males between the ages of 20-40 are complaining of hair loss and visiting hair clinics more often. Receding hairlines, loss of hair above the temples or behind the head are some of the areas where hair loss is common.

Hair Loss tends to worsen with time if proper treatment is not rendered and ultimately the affected individual loses air completely. This, especially in younger population, significantly dents the confidence of the individual and leads to tem being socially withdrawn. Such individuals prefer to stay isolated and avoid venturing out in community events.

The process of hair loss in males begins with observable thinning of air at the temples. There is also visible tinning of air at the top of the head. With time, the thinning worsens and the scalp becomes visible at the top of the head. These patches slowly start to increase until there is complete loss of hair and the entire scalp becomes visible.

What Causes Hair Loss in Males?

There can be numerous reasons for an individual to suffer from hair loss. Males with a family history of air loss are more prone suffer from baldness. Some people have hair loss as a result of certain medications, especially chemotherapy drugs. There are also certain medical conditions that also at times cause hair Loss. In some instances, stress also plays a role in in individual having hair loss.

The most common cause for hair loss in males is hereditary in which such people inherit hair follicles that are extremely sensitive to Dihydrotestosterone which is a derivative of testosterone a hormone found exclusively in males. Testosterone gets converted to Dihydrotestosterone with the help of an enzyme that is found in hair follicles.

In people with hair follicles that are sensitive to this compound will produce weak and brittle hairs resulting in onset of hair loss at a very young age and typically runs in families as stated above.

Conditions that Cause Hair Loss in Males

Hair Loss in Males is primarily caused by Androgenetic Alopecia, Telogen Effluvium and Alopecia Areata. Androgenetic Alopecia is the primary for hair loss in males. This is followed by Telogen Effluvium and Alopecia Areata.

Androgenetic Alopecia is commonly known as male pattern baldness. It is a genetic disorder with signs of hair loss being evident in people as young as 20 year olds. The primary characteristic of this disorder is gradual thinning of the hair line and disappearance of hair from the scalp.

Telogen Effluvium is the second most common cause of male pattern hair loss. Scientifically, about 90% of hair follicles actively produce hairs while the other 10% are in a static phase called as Telogen phase where no hairs are produced. Telogen Effluvium occurs when maximum hair follicles enter the Telogen phase and stop producing hairs.

Alopecia Areata on the other hand is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system of the body attacks the hair follicles and damages it thus inhibiting production of hairs.

How is Hair Loss in Males Treated?

Hair Loss in males can be treated with medications, home remedies, and surgery. The medications normally use for treatment of hair loss are Minoxidil and Finasteride. Minoxidil is used topically over the bald patches of hair. It stimulates the hair follicles and increases production of hairs. However, once the medication is stopped the hair loss starts once again thus continuation of the medication is necessary prevent further hair loss.

Finasteride is an oral medication which works by slowing down the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. This promotes new hair growth and prevents hair loss in males. Surgery is recommended in cases where other forms of treatment are rendered ineffective in preventing hair loss and promoting hair regrowth in males. The best and most effective surgery for hair regrowth is hair transplant surgery.

Traditionally, Follicular Unit Extraction or FUE and Follicular Unit Transplantation or FUT were the most preferred hair transplant surgery techniques. However, as of recent Direct Hair transplantation or DHT and Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP treatments have come into prominence as the most effective way of hair restoration. Dr. Rajeshwari’s Clinic utilizes the DHT and PRP modes of treatment with precision to provide 100% natural looking hairs to all its patients.

Scalp Micropigmentation: This is yet another innovative hair loss solution in which there is replication of thick full hair by using special pigment or ink that is applied on the scalp with extremely fine needles to create small impressions thus giving an illusion of hair. This solution is extremely cost effective and can be used to provide an alternative for of nonsurgical treatment for hair loss. Dr. Rajeshwari’s clinic does scalp micropigmentation in people who are deemed not to be a candidate for DHT or PRP treatments or people who are not in favor of any surgical procedure, minimally invasive or otherwise, for hair restoration.