Hair loss is often also called male pattern baldness. Baldness usually occurs because of three main factors. Male hair loss can begin as early as the 30’s. Genetics can be a factor. Chances are that if your father lost his hair at 23 years of age then you will also.
Of course, after age 30 there is the aging factor. As men age their bodies decreases the amount of testosterone that is produced. The testosterone as well as vital vitamins, minerals and important chemical’s reduce production and cause hair loss. These losses can cause baldness.
A male’s hormones are affected and the hair stops growing. Illnesses that occur with aging can also cause the hair to stop growing. With these illnesses come underlined conditions such as Psychologically stressing because one is losing his hair. However, all of these conditions do not mean that a man suffering from hair loss will permanently be without his hair.
All of these conditions have had extensive clinical studies done and the results show that excessive hair loss is not always permanent. Hair loss can be treated. Some medications, treatments as well as medical procedures can restore a man’s hair loss. Medications are given as well as supplements, vitamins and minerals to restart hair growth.
Types of Hair Loss Treatments
In some cases of male baldness, the use of medicated shampoos such as Rogaine or Propecia enriched shampoo is used to stimulate the scalp to regrow hair. Rogaine and Propecia are sometimes called hair food or scalp food. The Rogaine and Propecia replaces the vitamins and minerals the body losses over time and helps to produce new hair growth.
There are also medical procedures such as hair implantation and laser or light therapy. The hair implantation entails grafts or hair taken from the neck area. The hairs are extracted from the grafts then surgically implanted into the balding area. The procedure can be done by hand or by a robotic system that does the procedure for the medical professionals.
Laser or light therapy can be used in one or two ways. One it can stimulate the scalp and the hair follicles to regrow the hairs or it can be used after the transplant procedure to speed up the healing time and the growth rate.
The cost of male baldness restoration can be reasonable and usually does not exceed 10,000. However, if the patient chooses to try treatments like the laser or light therapy treatments; they could become costly and may not produce results the patient wishes.
The best procedure for male baldness is the implantation or hair from the neckline of the patient. This procedure is 98% effective in natural hair restoration.
Cost of Hair Transplantation
The cost of the implantation depends upon the amount of grafts needed to fill in the balding area. Since each graft can have a different number of healthy hairs and the roots attached it may take as little as 800 grafts to fill the balding area. A larger area or to cover entire portions of the head can take as many as 3600 grafts.
Each patient is different some may choose to try the medicated shampoos or the light treatments. As while others may choose to go straight for the hair implantation. Since this procedure has a much higher success rate.
The hair implantation or hair transplant procedure is not limited to the man’s head it can also be used to thicken a beard or the man’s eyebrows. Hair can be grafted from several sites. The site must have plenty of viable hairs and have a viable blood supply. The sites can be side and back of the neck, and the underarm.
If the man wishes to look his very best, he should have to procedure done 6 months to 1 year before a major life event.