What is Male Pattern Baldness?
Male pattern baldness otherwise known as androgenic alopecia is the most common type of hair loss in men. As per research, more than 65% of all men over the age of 50 will be affected by male pattern baldness to some extent.
But, hair loss in men is not just a condition of the elderly.
14% of healthy boys whose age is between 15 to 17 show early signs of male pattern baldness.
25% of men are losing their hair in hairline and crown in their early twenties. Those two zones of male pattern baldness completely blend into the fully bald top of the head with which we are very natural.
Everyone sheds around 100 hairs every day as part of the ordinary hair growth cycle, yet excess loss is generally a distressing advancement.
As per research by Indian Hair Loss Association, Indians spend more than INR 300 Crores every year for hair loss treatments and hair transplants.
You can’t always prevent your hair from falling out as you age, but there are treatments and remedies that might slow down the process.
What Causes Male Pattern Baldness?
One reason for male pattern baldness is genetic qualities, or having a family history of baldness. Research has discovered that male pattern baldness is related to male sex hormones which are called androgens. The androgens have numerous capacities, including directing hair growth.
Each hair on your head has a development cycle. With male pattern baldness, this development cycle starts to debilitate and the hair follicle shrivels, creating shorter and better strands of hair.
In the long run, the development cycle for every hair closes and no new hair develops in that area.
Acquired male pattern baldness usually has no side effects. But, now and then baldness has increasingly serious causes, for example, certain cancers, medications, thyroid conditions, and anabolic steroids.
Health conditions might be a reason for baldness when a rash, redness, pain, peeling of the scalp, hair breakage, patchy hair loss, or an unordinary pattern of hair loss goes with the hair loss.
A skin biopsy and blood tests might be important to analyze disorders responsible for the male pattern baldness.
Hormone imbalances, hormonal movements from birth medication pills, pregnancy, childbirth, or hysterectomy can initiate more hair follicles than ordinary to enter the dormant stage.
The stress from sickness or surgery may prompt the body to briefly stop unnecessary tasks like hair generation.
Explicit conditions can likewise trigger it, including thyroid problems, syphilis, iron deficiency, lupus or severe infection. An immune system condition called alopecia areata, which has no cure, causes quick body-wide hair loss.
Treatment and Medication
Hair loss treatments and diagnosis range from mild to extreme and the inexpensive to the costly. A large number of procedures depends on how much hair is gone and how high a priority it is to mask its absence or replace it.
Our treatments at Life Slimming and Cosmetic Clinic include:
Hair weaves or wigs: Typically costly, wigs and hair weaves either totally cover the head or add to existing hair, reestablishing the presence of a full head of hair.
They are particularly down to earth for cancer patients and those whose males pattern baldness is temporary.
Surgery: Men will in general be better candidates for surgical hair procedures because their hair loss is regularly restricted to a couple of areas of the scalp.
Procedures include grafting, which transplants from one to 15 hairs per disc-shaped graft to other locations. Scalp reduction expels uncovered skin from the scalp so hair-secured scalp can be extended to fill in the bald regions. Side effects incorporate swelling, bruising and headaches.
Hair growth laser treatment can likewise help stimulate hair follicles and enhance hair growth. Individuals frequently get results when they combine laser treatment with another intervention. Hair growth treatments ranges in price from INR 15,000 to about 1,00,000 to grow back your original hair back.
Hair transplants: The two most popular hair transplant procedures at Life Slimming and Cosmetic Clinic are follicular unit transplantation and follicular unit extraction:
Follicular unit transplantation (FUT): FUT involves removing some skin from the back of your scalp, where there is an abundance of hair, and reinserting the hair follicles into the part of the scalp where you are suffering hair loss.
Follicular unit extraction (FUE): In FUE, hair follicles are removed directly from the scalp and transplanted to the bald parts of the scalp.
Remember that a hair transplant is viewed as a medical procedure and hence it tends to be expensive and might be painful. There are also certain risks, including infections and scarring. You may likewise need to undergo multiple hair transplant treatments to get the best desired results.
In case you are worried about your hair loss, don’t quit taking the medicine immediately. See your specialist to see whether you have alternate choices. You may very well need to hold up until you finish your treatment.
See your trichologist in case you are experiencing sudden hair loss, you believe that a medication may be causing your hair loss, you have a rash, or your skin is scaly.