Some men suffer anxiety when they find a lump of hair after combing. Male pattern baldness and androgenetic alopecia is a common condition that affects men. It is passed on from generation to generation. So if your ancestors have this balding issues, then you are likely to have them.
So, what is best treatment for male pattern baldness? You should probably look at hair transplant. There are two procedures for this surgery which include Strip/FUT or FUE technique. If the hair loss is very serious, then you require Body Hair Transplant or BHT.
Before you decide this route, you have to know why your hair drops. Not knowing the reason may cause you not to choose the right technique of hair transplant.
One of reasons for baldness in men is hormonal issues. The testosterone in men will peak after puberty. And it will continue to increase. This hormone is the reason why you have mustaches, beard, hairs on your chest, legs, and private area. 5 Alfa reductase enzymes will convert testosterone into Di-HydroTestosterone [DHT]. If you are genetically susceptible to hair loss, you will find DHT receptors at the hair roots of frontal and vertex area. These receptors will bind DHT, causing the shrinkage of the hair follicle. This prevents the hair to grow, and subsequently, the hair begins to fall.
You may lose hair not because of genetic issues. It could be some other triggers. Aside from hormonal imbalance, hectic lifestyle, stress, poor nutrition, weak thyroid health and smoking can also promote hair thinning. If you can pin point the real cause, you can reverse hair loss with good results.
For hair transplant to work, the surgeons have to plant the whole hair follicular unit surgically with perfection. Thus, this can only be done by those who have great experience in hair transplant procedures. In the wrong hands, the end result of your hair will look awful.
So why this method works? The hair follicle is taken from the donor area and transplanted in the recipient area. Since it is from the same patient for both areas, chances are the transplanted hair will have the similar properties of the recipient’s hair.
Sometimes, you may not need hair transplantation to stop male pattern baldness. Drugs like Minoxidil and Finasteride can work as well. These medications have obtained the approval from the FDA for treating androgenic alopecia and slowing down the process of baldness.
Hair is essential for some men as it represents their personality. Losing lots of hair can destroy their confidence. However, your hair will be damaged further if you don’t use the right therapy.