Male Hair Loss
What is Frontal baldness?
About 85% of men have their major hair thinning by the time they turn 50. But nowadays some people start to lose their hairs before they turn 21. Hair loss can become difficult to deal with. There are various factors, reasons behind hair loss. If you have lost some of your front hairs, it is likely you are getting Frontal Baldness. It is generally seen in males. Let’s check out what are the causes and treatments for Frontal Baldness.
Receding hairline or Frontal baldness is the most common hair loss pattern observed in men. Frontal baldness is the first stage of male pattern baldness and it is also the initial indicator of hair thinning. A receding, M-shaped hairline is a sure sign of hair loss in males. Gradually when it increases, the locks on top of the head start to thin, leaving a bald spot.
Frontal Baldness Causes
Frontal Baldness is usually caused by a hormone which is clinically known as Dihydrotestosterone or DHT. With male pattern baldness, DHT causes hair follicles to shrink. Eventually, when it gets so small then no hair can grow in them. Increased level of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) hormone in the scalp cause miniaturizing or shrinkage of the hair follicles. This can hamper the creation of new hair follicles which leads to reduced hair growth, thinning and loss of hair due to follicle degradation.
If in your family any individual, your parents, grandparents, maternal uncle, paternal uncle has baldness. Then there are chances of you getting baldness which is also known as Androgenic Alopecia. When it is seen in males it is called as Male-Pattern baldness and in females called Female-Pattern baldness.
Stress is not the direct cause of hair loss, but it triggers or exacerbates the existing problem of hair fall. When you go through Emotional or physical stress all your anagen phase hair goes in the telogen phase and this occurs sudden and then you see more hair fall.
If you use harsh hair products like gels for style or frequent heating to your hair, then this might cause hair fall. You should avoid excessive use of hair styling products.
Deficiency and excess vitamin
Vitamin B deficiency can cause hair to fall in some people. Lack of proteins in the body can also cause hair fall. Some people who are on retinoids or Vitamin A medicines for longer duration can cause hypervitaminosis in the body. Hypervitaminosis results in hair fall.
Frontal Baldness Treatments
First of all, you can try maintaining an appropriate lifestyle, healthy diet and remain stress-free. This can help to naturally tackle the general hair loss issue. There is no direct cure for frontal baldness or hairline receding. But there are some medications that can slow down and help hair regrow.
Minoxidil and Finasteride
Minoxidil and Finasteride are US FDA Approved medication used for treating hair loss. Finasteride is a drug whereas Minoxidil is a topical application. Both the medications should not be taken without Dermatologists guidance. Finasteride is generally only prescribed to males, not for females. Few patients face extreme hair loss after starting or stopping the use of these medications. So it is always better to consult Dermatologists before starting or stopping the medications.
Platelet-Rich Plasma(PRP) is processed blood plasma of patients own blood. PRP injections act as a trigger for natural hair growth. This therapy eliminates all the risks of contracting any communicable diseases as it uses patients own blood for treatment. It is a minimally invasive procedure, with very less downtime.
Mesotherapy for hair loss is a non-surgical, minimum invasive technique which rejuvenates and tightens skin as well as helps in Hair Growth. Injections used in mesotherapy contains vitamins, enzymes, hormones, and plant extracts, which helps in hair growth. Mesotherapy stimulates natural hair growth and effectively reduces hair loss. Because mesotherapy delivers the right materials such as vitamins, minerals to the exact place where it is needed.
Dermaroller is a clinical device with medical-grade steel microneedles on a rotating wheel attached to a handle. It creates micro-holes on the scalp. These holes penetrate the skin enough deep to stimulate new cell production and boosts circulation. Dermaroller for hair loss is generally used as a supportive treatment to traditional hair loss treatments.
Generally, All these treatments are prescribed in combination with each other for better results.
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