Male Pattern Balding: Causes and Treatments

Posted by STETSON CREATIVE Thursday, September 2, 2010

HAIR LOSS DUE TO POOR NUTRITION, ILLNESS, STRESS, MEDICATION...
Often results in sudden, temporary hair loss and can be treated with a high protein diet and taking amino acid/fatty acid supplements.  There is also a brand new product (available October 2010) from RENE FURTERER called Vitalfan, which is specifically design for this type of hair loss.  It contains black currant to stimulate blood flow as well as vitamin e, biotin (b vitamin), and fatty / amino acids to help stimulate regrowth on the scalp.

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HAIR LOSS DUE TO MALE PATTERN BALDNESS
Male Pattern Baldness is a genetic condition in which hormone levels affect hair production on the scalp and is the cause of 95% of those with hair loss. In men with baldness, testosterone is converted to DHT by Alpha-5 Reductase, an enzyme in the body, and DHT slows down hair production, resulting in shorter hair, and in some cases can actually halt hair production all together. There are many treatments available for male pattern baldness though, and the type of treatment depends on how severe your hair loss is, and if you are trying to regrow hair or just keep existing hair.
Types of Male Pattern Baldness


1. FINASTERIDE (PROPECIA) Orginally developed to treat enlarged an prostate, finasteride is an Alpha-5 Reductase inhibitor, therefor blocking the production of DHT and allowing hair to grow normally.  This became the first drug in history which was effective on the majority of men using it, and in 1997, a 1mg dosage became one of the first FDA approved treatment for hair loss.

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2. MINOXIDIL (ROGAINE) Originally used for years to treat high blood pressure, subjects noticed odd hair growth patterns such as on their hands and cheeks.  Scientists thought if the pill form was changed and applied topically, hair growth could be controlled.  While this treatment is not recommended by experts as the main method of treating hair loss, as it does not block alpha-5 reductase, but used in conjunction with Propecia, it can be an effective second treatment.


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3. NON SURGICAL HAIR REPLACEMENT...
Mesh Fabric can provide a natural, undetectable hairline with a light, comfortable feel, but scalp oils will deteriorate the fabric quickly, and this more expensive treatment will need to be replaced frequently.

Polymers are much more durable than mesh fabric and also less expensive, though a natural hairline is not possible, and the material is very hot and heavy to wear.

Hair Pieces are often an inexpensive, effective way to conceal hair loss, with good quality ones being woven from exact matching human hair.

4. SURGICAL HAIR TRANSPLANTS..
Surgical hair transplants can only be done by a doctor in a procedure in which DHT resistant follicles are transplanted from the back of the head to the area of hair loss.  This is an effective, yet most expensive (and most permanent) method of treating hair loss.

Remember, that only these treatments are recommended by the American Hair Loss Association, and anything else is usually a scam, so buyer beware! Also remember that the sooner you do something about hair loss, the easier it is to treat!

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  1. Hair LossThanks for putting your thoughts down in writing over here. I totally agree with your statement.

    Posted on December 19, 2011 at 4:45 AM

     
  2. I've heard Rogaine was good for hair regrowth.

    Posted on September 11, 2013 at 11:30 AM

     

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