Treating Male Pattern Baldness
Are you feeling sad and depressed because of hair loss? Don’t get too down. Millions of men around the globe are dealing with genetic male pattern baldness. Although hair lose may cause you to lose confidence and can lower your self-esteem, the good news is that there are treatments available that can help you to keep your hair. Although there are no guarantees, if you take action you may be able to grow back some of the hair that you have lost, or, at the very least, prevent additional hair loss. Continue reading to learn how to best treat male pattern baldness.
There are just two treatments that have been tested and scientifically proven to be able to regrow hair and fight male pattern baldness. If you want to keep your hair you need to seriously consider taking advantage of these treatment options. They are your best bet. The first finasteride, works by reducing the total DHT hormone levels in the scalp. Finasteride, which is sold in brand-name form as Propecia, is very effective at maintaining hair count and halting the further progression of the male pattern baldness pattern It is much less effective at growing back new hair, although some men do get lucky. To get the best results from finasteride, you should begin taking it as soon as you begin to notice the tell-tale signs of male pattern baldness. Finasteride is only available with a doctor’s prescription, so if you want to try using it you will need to schedule an appointment with your physician. There are some minor sexual side effects reported by some finasteride users, so you may want to fully research the drug before deciding if it is worth it to save your hair. Minoxidil is the other scientifically proven to work hair loss treatment. It is sold without a prescription. Whereas finasteride is a pill that you take every day, minoxidil is a topical solution that you apply to your scalp every day. It is most effective in treating hair loss at the vertex area on top of the head and is less effective at treating hair loss in the frontal hairline region.
Along with drugs, another option in the fight against hair loss is hair transplantation. Hair transplant surgery involves removing hair follicles from regions of the head not effected by genetic male pattern baldness and implanting them into balding areas. Although hair transplants have come a long way and can look decent, they can also look very bad if performed by an unskilled doctor. Before deciding to get hair transplants study as many before and after photos as you can and find an experienced hair transplant surgeon that you trust. The worst mistake you can make is getting a bad hair transplant. A fake-looking transplant looks much worse than simply being bald, so be careful.
When a man loses his hair he can feel very sad and depressed. The good news is that by utilizing finasteride and minoxidil it is possible to keep a full head of hair. Good luck!