Male Hair Loss, What Are The Best When It Comes To Treatment
19 Aug 2017
Male hair loss can be traumatic at its best, but what is considered to be normal? Why do men tend to lose hair? And, most of all what is a few solutions? It is normal for hair to shed as part of the hair-growth cycle. The normal amount of hair lost each day varies between 50 to 100 hairs each day.
Abnormal hair loss means an accelerated hair loss for no apparent reason. It will cause noticeable thinning of the hair but does not have a serious effect on the body and physical health. Although it is not life-threatening, thinning hair and loss of hair can cause significant emotional distress in individuals.
The typical male hair loss involves a receding hairline and thinning around the crown with eventual bald spots. Ultimately, you may have only a horseshoe ring of hair around the sides.
What are the causes of male hair loss?
There are many factors which need to be taken into consideration when it comes to male pattern baldness. What may seem insignificant to you could, in fact, be the cause. Here are just a few to take into consideration when investigating hair loss:
– Hormonal changes, such as those that take place when a woman is pregnant
– A short-term illness, such as a severe infection or an operation
– A long-term illness, such as cancer or liver disease
– Changes in your diet, such as crash dieting
– Medications, such as anticoagulants (medicines that reduce the ability of your blood to clot) or beta-blockers (used to treat a number of conditions, such as high blood pressure)
– Male and female pattern baldness linked to DHT- Male-pattern and female-pattern baldness are caused by oversensitive hair follicles.
– Immune system imbalance such as Alopecia Areata- Alopecia areata is an autoimmune condition.
– Genetics – In addition to genes, male-pattern baldness seems to require the presence of the male hormone- testosterone.
Watch What You Eat
Good nutrition is essential to keeping a healthy set of locks. That means managing your diet and ensuring that you are taking in more natural foods rich in both iron and vitamins. Ditch fatty fried foods, sugar, and unhealthy carbs. In return, you will avoid insulin resistance, which shares a connection with hair loss.
Supplements what are your options?
Neutraceuticals are a natural food form of supplement which is more easily digested. Here are the supplements recommended by Dr Graham Duncombe of Health Renewal:
L-lysine, L-Arginine, Saw Palmetto, Green tea leaves, Proanthocyanidins and procyanidins and lastly Tocotrienol. Always consult a doctor and do not self-medicate, this can do more harm than good.
Treatment options for hair loss
1. Treatments such as Carboxytherapy, injected Mesotherapyand PDT (Photodynamic Therapy), increase the circulation to the affected area by making blood vessels in the area larger and also stimulating further blood vessel growth in the treated area.
2. Mesotherapy is a cocktail of growth factors, peptides, amino, nucleic and hyaluronic acids and vitamins that are microinjected into the mesoderm layer of the skin stimulating hair growth.
3. Botulinum Toxin/Dysport injected into the scalp every 4 months decreases the resistance to blood flow around the hair follicle which results in improved circulation to the area.
4. Dermapen or Micro-needling with growth factors, concentrated peptides or specific hair growth cocktails which include ingredients such as Minoxidil improves circulation to the hair follicles and delivers the active ingredients right to the problem area, stimulating hair growth.
Because all of the above modalities increase the blood flow and circulation in the scalp. This increase in blood flow is crucial to promoting a healthy hair follicle, it prevents further hair loss and stimulates the regrowth of hair.