Male Hair Loss

Male Hair Loss Causes & Treatments

Men's Hair Loss

Texas Guide to men’s hair loss (alopecia): Prevention, Treatment & Solutions

Men losing hair, facing baldness or thinning hair are concerns for both young and mature men. Most men experience at least some degree of hair loss in their lifetime, with the numbers increasing continuously with age. Hair loss can affect about 85% of men in the USA. Most men, as they age, will have some form of hair thinning or baldness problem. By their late 20’s, approximately 12% of men experience some hair loss. By the time a man is in his 50s, he has a greater than 50% chance showing some genetic baldness.

The progression of men’s hair falling out

Some men start losing hair by showing thinning hair all around the scalp, while others develop a slight hair loss as a bald spot at a particular area. Also, some individuals have complete hair loss or total baldness within a short time, according to hair restoration specialists in Dallas, Texas. Because medical condition hair loss can mimic the diffuse pattern seen in hereditary hair loss, a careful diagnostic evaluation is necessary. 

Can a bald man grow hair back? With complete bald scalp, the hair follicles are already dead, and hair doesn’t revive. At the early stages of thinning hair, there is a good prospect for stopping the hair from continuing to fall, and hair can be grown back with the right products.

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Male Pattern Baldness (Androgenic Alopecia)

Common baldness, male-pattern hair loss, genetic hair loss, and Androgenic Alopecia are terms that we use to describe hair loss typically seen in men, where hair loss is on the front, top, and crown area. Androgenic Alopecia is the medical term for either male or female hair loss and baldness. It represents close to 95% of all men’s hair loss.

Androgenetic Alopecia, from ANDROGEN referring to the various hormones that control the development of masculine characteristics such as testosterone. GENETIC, the inheritance of genes from either mother or father’s side of the family.


Why male pattern baldness?

Male pattern baldness, or androgenic alopecia is a hereditary condition that causes baldness or significant loss of hair in about 66 percent of all men. An estimated 35 million men in the United States alone have male pattern hair loss. It can start as early as the teen years. Losing hair risk increases with age, with 40% of men showing noticeable hair loss by the age of 35, and more than 50 percent of men over 50 years old have some degree of hair loss.

  • Male-Pattern baldness is the most common cause of hair loss for both men and women. 
  • One parent contributes to the balding trait. 

Genetics determines hair follicles sensitivity to male sex hormones, dihydrotestosterone DHT. And baldness occurs when the hair follicle shrinks over time. 

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more causes

Men losing hair & steroids

Using steroids may jeopardize one’s health. Side effects of steroids can cause hair loss in addition to other health problems. The use of steroids may accelerate the effects of testosterone on men’s baldness. Long-lasting side effect includes – premature balding or hair loss, dizziness, depression, and aggression, hallucinations, sleep problems, nausea, high blood pressure, aching joints, liver damage, urinary problems, increased risk of strokes.

Excessive hair loss causes could also result from alopecia areata or other medical conditions, crash dieting, damaging hair care practice, hormonal changes or thyroid abnormalities, serious illness, and severe emotional stress.

Other causes for men's hair loss

  • Hormone glands over or under-activity may cause hair loss, such as Thyroid disease.
  • Medication may contribute to the question of “hair loss, why me?”
  • Diseases may cause hair loss such as scalp disease or as a by-product of a condition such as glen tumors or autoimmune diseases such as Lupus.
  • Trauma, such as surgical procedures burns, scarring from accidents, and severe emotional stress.
  • Telogen effluvium is a common condition where hair loss is sudden, usually traced to some sort of stress on your system. In most cases, it is a temporary telogen effluvium, where hair will grow back after the stress subsides.
  • Improper hair care is a factor in hair loss.
  • Severe weight loss due to crash dieting, bulimia, protein deficiency, essential fatty acid or zinc deficiency, low levels of iron, and the amino acid L-lysine may affect hair loss.

*School-age children who suffer from significant hair loss with bald spots and hair breaking off should seek physician care immediately.

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If your hair is falling out, what should you do?

Going bald is a fear of most men. See your medical care provider as soon as possible, when you are losing hair in large amounts after brushing, after a bath, on the bedding, or when your hair can be pulled out by the roots very quickly. Get diagnoses of an underlying medical condition that may cause losing your hair. 

A dermatologist will treat skin infections that cause hair loss. It may be necessary for you to see an endocrinologist for hormone imbalances, namely androgens. A doctor can offer medical treatment to improve the hair loss condition. Diagnose what the problem, male pattern baldness, or health condition is.

  • Find your best hair loss treatment for men.
  • Look at medical hair restoration for men and non-medical options.
  • Go easy with your hair and use gentle hair styling techniques. And, look for men’s hairstyles for thin hair.
  • Do you have Vitamin, protein, or iron deficiency? Eating healthy with sufficient vitamins helps your hair grow healthy.

Most men do not understand the urgency to get treatment early and increase the chances to regrow their hair back with early treatments. 

Conventional Treatment options

No surgery hair replacement

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Hair replacement nonsurgical such as hairpieces or wigs are options solutions for hair loss, male baldness. 

  • Nonsurgical hair replacement is a non-medical hair loss treatment for men. It is the most commonly used cosmetic option for hair loss in men. To clarify, it is not a medical hair transplant
  • Today, these hair replacements evolved from the hairpieces, toupee of yesterday. They are semi-permanently attached to medical adhesive bonding.
  • Wigs or hair extensions are also an option for baldness.

Hair replacement for men restores natural appearance with the state of the art hair blending and base that simulate the scalp unsociable to the eye.

Medical hair transplants

Hair transplant is the move of healthy hair follicles to balding areas. The procedure usually requires multiple sessions and may be expensive. 

  • Hair transplant, follicle transplant procedure we transplant strips of hair or tiny section of hair from denser parts of the head to balding areas.
  • Hair transplantation patients come back for added thickness over the years. Noticable hair growth starts three to six months after surgery

Medication treatment

Medications that treat male pattern baldness include:

  • Minoxidil is FDA approved to treat male pattern baldness. Minoxidil (Rogaine) is applied directly to the scalp to stimulate the hair follicles. Hair loss returns when you stop using this medicine. 
  • Finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) is an oral medication. It interferes with the production of testosterone. As you stop using this medication, hair starts falling again.
  • Propecia and Rogaine are taken or applied daily for a lifetime. Rogaine is a lotion product.
  • Propecia works by lowering dihydrotestosterone (DHT) levels. Rogaine is applied to the scalp twice a day. 
  • Both may achieve a measure of hair regrowth after six months of treatment.

Laser Hair Therapy

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Laser hair therapy

  • The laser hair loss treatment medical device, MEP-90, received FDA approval for growing hair.
  • It is a medical device that doesn’t use drugs or surgery.
  • By stimulating follicles with a low-level laser, the medical device is FDA approved test trials to increase hair growth in a majority of patients.
  • FDA clinical trials over 18 weeks, and after 36 treatments, each 20-minute treatment, results of 98% of subjects indicated a medically-significant stabilization of rate of hair loss.
  • After 20 treatments, 57% demonstrating an increase of 30%. Clinical trials have proven measurable hair growth.

Which hair loss treatment is right for you?

The best way to get all your hair loss questions answered is to schedule a complimentary, no-obligation evaluation with Nu Hair of Dallas Fort Worth Texas or Transitions professional near you. In your private consultation, we will discuss your treatment results expected, and your exact cost.

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