Treatment for Male Hair Loss in 40’s


Male Hair Loss- Questions, Questions | Dr Dhanraj Chavan | July 4, 2021

Hair loss is seen in various stages of life in males as well as females. Nowadays, most of the people face hair loss either in their 20’s or 40’s, which has become very common. If you are also losing too many hairs in your 40’s, then surely you need to know about Male hair loss in 40’s. Don’t worry, don’t be panic. Let us also see what are the treatments for male hair loss. 

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.


What causes male hair loss?

Testosterone, a male sex hormone very important for adult male features such as facial and body hair. In some people and their families, there are genes which make their hair follicles more sensitive to testosterone. This leads to the hairs becoming shorter and thinner with each cycle of air growth. Generally, the balding process is gradual and you will only lose hair on your scalp.

Hair Loss depends on various factors:

  • Heredity (Family History)

If you have a history of baldness in your family, like your parents, grandparents or even maternal paternal side uncles. Then there are chances of you getting baldness. This type of baldness is called male-pattern baldness.

  • DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) 

If you are genetically susceptible to hair loss then DHT binds to receptors in your hair follicles and can cause them to shrink, weaken and eventually die. This can lead to a complete end of hair growth in DHT-affected hair follicles.

Does DHT really cause hair loss?


  • Medical Conditions

Various medical conditions can lead to hair loss in men such as scalp infections, ringworms.

  • Medications and supplements

Hair loss can be a side effect of certain medications, such as those prescribed for cancer, arthritis, depression, heart problems, high blood pressure.  Many people get hair fall due to Vitamin B deficiency. Individuals who are on retinoids or Vitamin A medicines for a longer duration. I can cause hypervitaminosis in the body, which can result in hair fall.

  • Stress

Many people experience thinning of hair for several months after a physical or emotional shock. This type of hair loss is generally very temporary.


Treatment for Male Hair Loss in 40’s

Generally, Minoxidil and finasteride are prescribed for the treatment of hair loss in men. Which also promotes hair growth. Minoxidil works by increasing the blood flow to the hair follicles and extend the growth phase of hair follicles. It is available in 2%, 5% to 10% and depending on your hair fall condition it is prescribed. Finasteride blocks the enzyme called a 5-alfa reductase which generally converts the testosterone into DHT and prevents hair loss.

  • Dermaroller for hair loss

Dermaroller widely used procedure for hair loss and it gives good results too. It is a device which has many fine needles on it. When we roll it on the scalp, it pricks the skin on the scalp and causes pinpoint holes on the scalp. When we use it, it causes minor injuries on the scalp to boost the collagen which helps in hair growth.

  • PRP for hair loss

Platelet-rich plasma therapy for hair loss (PRP) is a procedure where our bodies blood is taken and growth factors present in our plasma are used. Then this plasma is injected into the scalp after centrifuging it twice to separate rich plasma and poor plasma. Our bodies own growth factors works best for our hair growth. These growth factors stimulate the growth of your hair. It also activates the hair cells and helps them to grow faster.

  • Mesotherapy for hair loss

Mesotherapy for hair loss is very much similar to PRP. The only difference is, in PRP we use our bodies growth factor and in mesotherapy, we use botanical growth factors. These botanical growth factors are injected into the scalp with the help needles present in the device, which stimulates hair growth.


Which one is better mesotherapy or PRP for hair loss?


I have tried helping you and solving your query. But, if you continue to face this problem longer than 1 month after medication as well, then you must consider reconsulting your Dermatologist. If this article helped you and you feel like sharing it. You can share it with your friends.

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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