Male Pattern Baldness – Is There A Non-Surgical Solution?
Hair thinning? Noticed a difference in your hairline? Male pattern baldness is an incredibly common problem that affects more than 53% of men over 50!
Bald patches, a receding hairline or thinning hair can leave you feeling embarrassed and uncomfortable. But what can you do about it?
Male pattern baldness is mostly down to genetics, although stress, lifestyle and diet can help it along! While there’s no silver bullet cure, there are treatments that can help – but the sooner you get help the easier it will be to protect your hairline and replenish your hair.
Signs To Watch Out For…
Male pattern baldness can happen gradually, so it’s important to pay attention and look out for the first signs so you can take action as soon as it starts…
A Change In Your Hairline
Baldness often begins at the hairline, so a change in your hairline can be one of the first signs of male pattern baldness.
For most people, changes usually occur around the temples first, with the hair seeming thinner before you actually notice any baldness.
Because male pattern baldness occurs gradually, it can sometimes initially be hard to spot. If you’re concerned about hair loss, it’s a good idea to monitor your hairline every few months for any receding.
Taking photographs is a great way to do this. Ask someone to take a photo of you every month for several months, with the same lighting to allow for a good comparison. You’ll soon notice if your hairline looks different.
Noticing Your Hair Feels Thinner
Male pattern baldness can often appear as a general thinning of the hair instead of a receding hairline.
You might notice that your hair doesn’t have as much volume or appears more transparent on your scalp.
Thinning of the hair can often show itself at the crown of the head first, so keep an eye on this area and watch for any changes. Looking at the back of your head is tricky, but if you use a large bathroom mirror and the selfie camera on your phone you should be able to take a quick snap and get an idea of what’s happening back there.
Excess Hair In The Shower Or Bath
Everyone loses some hair on a daily basis. Our hair has a natural cycle that means it is constantly shedding and being replaced.
Most people notice some hair in the bath, shower or their hairbrush, but if you start to see a drastic increase in the amount of hair when you’re bathing, it could be male pattern baldness starting to set in.
What Causes Male Pattern Baldness?
So what causes male pattern baldness? Why does it happen?
Male pattern baldness is mostly genetic. It’s caused by an inherited sensitivity to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), one of the male hormones.
In men with this genetic sensitivity, the DHT acts like a toxin to the hair follicles, making it hard for them to absorb the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients. This leads to the hair follicles shrinking, and the hair falling out more quickly.
What Can You Do About It?
As the saying goes, prevention is better than a cure – and that’s true when it comes to male pattern baldness. While there’s no magic cure, there are non-surgical treatments that can help you and the sooner you start the treatment, the easier it is to preserve your hair.
Viviscal Professional For Male Pattern Baldness
As we’ve already discussed, in male pattern baldness the male hormone DHT inhibits the hair follicle’s ability to absorb vital nutrients. By increasing the nutrients that are available in your body, you can increase the amount that’s absorbed into the follicle and help prevent the shrinking that leads to hair loss.
When it comes to supplements for male pattern baldness, quality is everything. Viviscal professional is a nutritional supplement that’s been clinically proven to reduce hair shedding and increase the thickness of your hair.
Its unique formula combining AminoMar CTM, a rich marine protein complex, with biotin, apple extract, L-cysteine and L-methionine, makes it an incredibly powerful drug-free solution that helps to nourish your hair follicles and fight male pattern baldness from within.
Due to the strength of Viviscal Professional, you can’t buy it online – it’s only available from selected stockists and medical professionals, like Elite Aesthetics.
PRP Hair Treatment
PRP hair treatment (also known as Vampire hair restoration), is an exciting, non-surgical treatment that can help with male pattern baldness, by using your body’s own platelets to generate hair growth.
Research has shown that PRP treatments can increase the number of hair follicles, increase the thickness of your hairs and improve the overall volume of your hair. Helping to slow down or reverse male pattern balding.
While some may find the concept a little unusual, PRP treatments have actually been used for decades to stimulate healing in tendons and other parts of the body.
The treatment involves drawing some of your blood like in a blood test, then isolating the platelet-rich plasma using a centrifuge. This plasma is then injected into your scalp using a fine needle, to regenerate your hair follicles and stimulate more natural hair growth.
After 2-3 months, you should start to notice more hair and an improvement in your male pattern baldness.
Professional & Confidential Help
Many men feel uncomfortable seeking help for problems like male pattern baldness, but you’ve nothing to be ashamed of.
Here at Elite Aesthetics, our team are kind, knowledgeable and respectful. They’ll listen to your concerns and provide you with the right treatment for your needs, in a comfortable and confidential manner.