Pattern Hair Loss – Dermatologists Recommendations


Blog, Hair loss | Dr Dhanraj Chavan | July 12, 2023

Pattern Hair Loss - Dermatologists Recommendations

Are you experiencing hair loss? Get in touch with the best of our hair specialists in Pune to understand your hair condition. For a hair treatment or to get hair transplant, book an appointment with our dermatologists near you, call +919584584111.

Losing some hair daily is a part of the normal functioning of the hair growth cycle. You lose around 50-100 hair strands everyday from your scalp and that is totally normal.

However, sometimes some external and internal factors tend to change this cycle, increasing the hair fall count to 150-200 leading to hair loss. Genetics and hormonal imbalances can make the follicles undergo a dormant stage which reduces hair growth potential causing hair loss. One such cause is pattern hair loss which is called androgenetic alopecia. 

This hair problem is common in both males and females and goes by the name male pattern baldness and female pattern baldness, respectively. The explanation behind the hair problem is the over-action of dihydrotestosterone, an androgen or a male hormone. This hormone is present in all of us. But in people who have the genetic makeup for pattern hair loss, the hair follicles become sensitive to this hormone.  The over-release of this hormone attacks the sensitive hair follicles and sends them to a dormant stage which makes them shrink leading to baldness. 

Below are some preventive measures and dermatologists recommendations that will help you slow down the progression along with regrowth to prevent balding. 

  • A Balanced Diet and Proper Lifestyle

The best piece of advice that the doctor will give you is to consume a properly balanced diet containing all the essential nutrients. Absorbing zinc, iron, protein and other nutrients will strengthen the hair follicle and promote hair growth. 

Moreover, a lifestyle including regular exercise, a nutritious diet, a proper sleep schedule and stress management is a sure shot way to keep hormonal imbalances at bay. All these lifestyle factors can be responsible for triggering patterned baldness, especially in early ages. Thus a hormonal balance due to decreased levels of cortisol hormone and increased levels of endorphins can minimise the action of DHT and prolong the beginning of patterned baldness. 

  • Minoxidil

Minoxidil is a topical drug that is available in the form of lotion, foams or gels.. When applied to the scalp the drug increases the flow of blood to hair roots. The increased blood flow promotes regrowth and helps to recover the lost hair. 

Minoxidil for hair loss

  • Finasteride

Finasteride, is a prescription drug that works against the action of dihydrotestosterone or DHT hormone. The drug prevents the binding of the hormone to the hair follicle halting the miniaturisation process and hair loss. . Once the hair follicle recovers, new hair starts to grow out, which is stronger and thicker. 

  • Hair Therapies 

PRP, stem cell and low-light laser therapies are some of the most recommended solutions for pattern hair loss. Laser light at a certain wavelength can stimulate hair regrowth and is best suited for hair loss in males. 

  • Hair Transplant 

Hair transplant treatments are also one of the best-suited treatments for progressed pattern hair loss. The hair strands are taken out from those follicles which are resistant towards DHT and are transferred to those which are dependent on it. 

Hair Transplant

  • Essential Oil Massage 

Coconut oil, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, lavender oil and cedarwood oil are among those essential oils that, when massaged on the hair, boosts blood circulation. These hair oils can make the hair follicle stronger and stimulate hair growth

Around 50% of males suffer from male pattern hair loss. It can arise in any phase of life; the most common signs are receding hairline and bald patches. Female pattern hair loss is seen in females, noticed as widening of the hair partition and progressive loss of density on top of the scalp. As the hormone attacks the hair follicles, hair regrowth comes to a pause and the process of balding starts.

Though an early action and intervention can stop the hair loss and give hair regrowth.  If you are facing pattern hair loss do not delay treatment and consult your dermatologist today. Our experts at HairMD can help you with a personalized hair treatment plan according to your hair loss. Contact us for more information

Are you looking for hair fall solution? Get in touch with the best of our hair doctors in Pune to cure your hair loss. To book an appointment for a hair treatment or hair transplantation, contact our dermatologists near you, call +919584584111.

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