Fighting Male Pattern Baldness
Male pattern baldness is a genetic condition that effects millions of men from all over the world. Although it is certainly not a life-threatening problem, it can have a very real and dramatic impact on a man’s self-esteem and confidence. Many many simply do not like the bald look. Going bald at a young age may make men feel unattractive to the opposite sex and much older than their actual age. In years past, there was really almost nothing that a man could do to fight against male pattern baldness. If a man was born with the genetics to go bald, he would simply have to accept his hair loss. The good news is that this is no longer the case. There are medical products and treatments available that can help men keep their hair. Read this article to learn all that you can do to keep your hair.
Although there are tons of products on the market claiming that they have the ability to grow hair, the truth of the matter is that 99.9999 percent of these so-called natural hair loss treatments are nothing but garbage. There are only two products that have been scientifically proven to grow hair and treat genetic male pattern baldness. The first and most effective of these medications is finasteride, which is sold under the brand name of Propecia. Finasteride is a drug available by prescription only. It fights baldness by reducing DHT hormones. You take a finasteride pill once per day, every day, for as long as you wish to see hair growth benefits. If you stop taking the pill daily your hair loss will eventually resume. Although finasteride will almost never grow back all of the hair that you have lost, it does a great job at slowing down the progression of male pattern baldness and maintaining your current hair count. Although side effects are rare, some men have experienced sexual problems while taking finasteride, so be sure to talk about this with your physician. The other medication proven to grow hair is minoxidil. Minoxidil, sold as Rogaine, is a topical liquid or cream solution that you apply to the areas of your head impacted by male pattern baldness. You must apply minoxidil either once or twice per day, every day, for as long as you wish to see hair growth benefits. Although usually not as effective as finasteride, many men do grow back hair while using minoxidil. If your hair loss really bothers you, you may want to use both finasteride and minoxidil together in combination.
Hair transplants have come a long way from the days when they looked like doll’s hair. Although still not undetectable, a hair transplant performed by a top-level doctor can look good in some cases. Remember, the quality of a hair transplant depends entirely on the skill of the doctor performing the procedure, so if you do choose to get a hair transplant you must find the absolute best doctor available.
Hair loss does not necessarily have to be inevitable. By using the information you’ve learned from this article you may be able to win the battle against male pattern baldness.